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The Dirty Dozen

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Can't afford to buy everything organic? We did the legwork for you so you know where to start. In its 2003 report, "A Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce," the Environmental Working Group compiled the results of over 42,000 USDA produce tests and created a list of the 12 fruits and veggies most heavily contaminated with pesticide residue. So, if you are thinking of buying organic, the following items should be at the top of your list.

Note: All samples were washed thoroughly before testing.    

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