The Most Pesticide-Laden Produce

You won't be questioning organic after reading this list.

By Leah Zerbe


Apples7. Sweet Bell Peppers

A single bell pepper tested positive for 13 different pesticide residues, according to the recent EWG report. Previous testing shows imidacloprid, a chemical bug killer in the neonicitinoid family, turned up on nearly 80 percent of sweet bell peppers tested. Emerging studies link neonicitinoids insecticides to massive honeybee die-offs.

Grow Your Own: Bell Peppers