Which Baby Foods Contain The Most Pesticides?
The Environmental Working Group released the latest "Dirty Dozen" list of the 12 baby foods that contain the most pesticide residue. Apples once again topped the list, while mushrooms were among the cleanest.
"Our advice to consumers is to choose the organic version of the fruits and vegetables on the dirty dozen list," Dr. Johanna Congleton, an EWG senior scientist, told WebMD.
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The EWG said organic foods are much healthier, but conceded that "'eating commercially grown produce is better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all."
However, not all experts agree with the rankings.
"Their rankings are just very arbitrary," Carl K. Winter, director of the FoodSafe program and an extension food toxicologist at the University of California, Davis, told WebMD. ""I think consumers should eat lots of fruits and vegetables, whether organic or conventional."
The fruits and vegetables on the "Dirty Dozen" were:
The fruits and vegetables on the "Clean Fifteen" -- the baby foods that contained the least pesticides, were:
The full list can be seen here: http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/
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