First, the Dirty Dozen Plus (the last two are new to the list this year ;)
This is a list of the fruits and veggies that typically have the most pesticide residues and are most important to buy organic.
3. Sweet bell peppers (all colors other than green)
6. Nectarines (imported)
11. Blueberries (domestic)
13. Green Beans
14. Kale / Collard Greens
Or, when planning your own backyard organic garden, be sure to include as many of the items from the above list as possible to cut down on the pesticides you're bringing to the table.
The second list, the Clean 15, lists those fruits and veggies that are typically lowest in pesticides.
2. Sweet Corn
6. Sweat peas
11. Cantaloupe (domestic)
12. Sweet potatoes
Not only are organics had to find around here, they are also expensive as compared to the non-organic varieties. Use the list above to decided when to skip the organic label and save a little moolah without stocking up on pesticides in the process.
For the original article that informed this post, check out http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/