How consumers can avoid pesticides
Smart shopping choices matter. People who eat organic produce eat fewer pesticides.
12 Most Contaminated
Foods you should ALWAYS buy organic:
- Sweet Bell Peppers
- Grapes (Imported)
Fresh produce typically low in pesticide:
- Sweet corn
- Sweet peas (frozen)
- Cantaloupe (domestic)
- Sweet potatoes
Genetically engineered crops
Most processed food typically contains one or more ingredients derived from genetically engineered crops. GMO food is not often found in the produce section of American supermarkets. A small percentage of zucchini, yellow squash and sweet corn in the produce cooler is GMO. Most Hawaiian papaya is GMO.