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Published: Thursday, August 9, 2007, 3:27 p.m.

How to pick a peach

Itís a question Iíve asked myself many times when my familyís grocery tab starts getting out of hand: When is it really necessary to buy organic?

Joy of joys, my favorite eco-columnist Umbra Fisk with Seattleís Grist.org addressed this pressing issue just yesterday.

Peaches, apples and bell peppers ó and many other fruits and vegetables traditionally eaten with their skins or exteriors intact ó have the highest amount of pesticide residues, according to tests and an official guide by the Environmental Working Group.

Find the 12 fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide residues as well as the 12 with the lowest by clicking right here, where you can also sign up for Umbraís awesome eco-insights.


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