PESTICIDE CONTAMINATION THE WORST OFFENDERS

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TOP 20 AUSTRALIAN FOODS WITH MOST PESTICIDE
DETECTIONS 2000-2011

1. Apples
2. Wheat
3. Strawberries
4. Pears
5. Grapes
6. Lettuce
7. Nectarines
8. Peaches
9. Bread
10. Bran
11. Biscuits
12. Tea (imported)
13. Barley
14. Tomatoes
15. Apricots
16. Canola
17. Flour
18. Carrots
19. Plums
20. Green beans

TOP 15 NON ORGANICALLY GROWN FOODS TO AVOID
FOR CHILDREN AGED 2-7YRS

1. Apples
2. Breakfast cereal
3. Broccoli
4. Cabbage
5. Cauliflower
6. Celery
7. Cucumber
8. Dried Apricots
9. Grapes
10. Nectarines
11. Oranges
12. Peach Juice
13. Pumpkin
14. Strawberries
15. Yoghurt containing fruit
For over 17yrs age, include the following;
16. Capsicums
17. Chillies
18. Spices

For more tips and ideas about how to reduce your exposure to pesticides click here

SOURCE:
FoE “The Dose Makes the Poison?” Feb 2012
http://www.foe.org.au/sites/default/files/TheDoseMakesThePoisonFeb2012_0.pdf