From the Environmental Working Group (EWG):
You want to feed your family safe, healthy food. Who doesn't?
Lowering your exposure to pesticides found in fresh produce is easier than you may think. Environmental Working Group has the tools to help you do it.
We've just released our 2011 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce. This handy guide helps you choose between the Dirty Dozen -- conventional fruits and vegetables highest in pesticide residues -- and items from the Clean 15 list instead.
Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables a day from the Clean 15 list rather than from the Dirty Dozen can lower your pesticide intake by up to 92 percent!
We always recommend eating lots of fruits and veggies and buying them organic if you can. But sometimes you can't find them, or they cost more. EWG has created the Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce to help you find conventional fruits and vegetables with the lowest pesticide residues. If you need a particular item and it's on the Dirty Dozen list, that's your cue to try to buy organic.