Dirty Dozen List for 2018 is Here! What You Need to Know

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released their Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists for 2018. The goal behind these lists is to give people information on pesticide residues in produce and help people decide between organic and conventional produce items in the store. While I understand the intent behind these lists, I do worry that they may make some people feel more confused about produce and even discourage people from choosing produce items when they're shopping.


1. Strawberries
2. Spinach
3. Nectarines
4. Apples
5. Grapes
6. Peaches
7. Cherries
8. Pears
9. Tomatoes
10. Celery
11. Potatoes
12. Sweet Bell Peppers + Hot Peppers

1. Avocados
2. Sweet corn
3. Pineapples
4. Cabbages
5. Onions
6. Sweet Peas Frozen
7. Papayas
8. Asparagus
9. Mangoes
10. Eggplant
11. Honeydew Melons
12. Kiwis
13. Cantaloupes
14. Cauliflower
15. Broccoli