Fundamentally, this is why EWG’s Dirty Dozen list upsets me so much. Because it’s an absolute lie. EWG tells people which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residue. And it suggests switching to organic produce to avoid the “dirtiest” foods on the list. It makes it seem like the information is helping people.
In reality, it does no such thing. Because the risk associated with pesticide residue on conventionally-grown produce is so minute, to the extent there even is a risk. Swapping out “dirty” produce for (usually more expensive) organic produce doesn’t actually achieve anything. Other than making EWG look like the good guys while promoting its agenda, of course.
So here’s the truth: you don’t need to worry about pesticide residue on produce. It isn’t a risk. Stop worrying about the label. The much more important thing for your health and well-being is focusing on eating plenty of fruits and vegetables on a regular basis.