First is Baby Food because the very young are extra susceptible to pesticides. Purchase organic baby food or make your own baby food by cooking and pureeing organic produce.
Strawberries you should only buy while they are in season from local organic farms or get frozen organic strawberries.
Rice is splattered with mega-doses of pesticides. Buy organic!
Green and Red Bell Peppers are wrought with pesticides. Buy organic, or, better yet, grow your own.
Milk is loaded with antibiotics and growth hormones. Make sure your milk and other dairy is from organically-fed cows without the extra rBST, rBGH and antibiotics.
Corn is typically not necessarily laden with pesticide residues, but take into account that 75- 90% of all domestic corn has been genetically-modified, that the average American eats 11 pounds of it, that most cooking oils include corn oil, and that most everything is sweetened with corn syrup, and suddenly, buying organic corn and corn products, makes more than a little sense.
Bananas have a short window of ripeness and a very long distance to market which adds up to a lot of heavy chemical dousing along the way.
Green Beans over 60 different pesticides are used on green beans. Even beans used in baby food have been found to be contaminated.
Peaches often have the highest rates of illegally-applied pesticides.
Apples are still soaked in pesticides. Put only organic apples in your pie.
Cherries are heavily doused in poison.
Celery They spray the heck out of it! Stay organic, the taste of organic celery will amaze you and make you a celery-nibbler once again.
Apricots and Grapes what would summer be without them? Keep conventionally grown fruits and veggies, and their pesticide residuals, out of your system! It’s not worth the risk now that so many neurological disorders have a direct link to pesticides and other environmental toxins.
Soybeans Everything you buy, from bread to cookies to crackers to margarine to dry mixes, has some sort of soy product in it. Most soybean in the USA is genetically-modified. So, why the fuss? Monsanto, in an effort to increase the use (and profit potential) of Round-Up Ready, spliced the herbicide into soybean plant DNA. So, no matter what you or I do, we can never wash RoundUp Ready herbicide off the soybean–ever. It is “permanently imbedded”.
Potatoes Mashed potatoes are delicious and worth the calories, unless they’re laden with pesticides or have been genetically-modified. When genetically modified, potatoes impair the immune system and can shrink the brain, liver and heart.
Raisins Concentrated little grapes, concentrated levels of pesticides.
Cucumbers Full of pesticides.