According to the World Health Organisation, traces of pesticides found in food can be harmful to the health, to the point of causing cancer, infertility or even disorders of the immune or nervous system.
Avoiding these pesticides is relatively simple: all you need to do is consume only organic products, yet it’s not always possible to go fully organic. That’s why we’re helping you out by summing up the "dirty dozen". Published yearly by The Environmental Working Group, an American non-profit organisation, this lists none other than the 12 products found to contain the most pesticides every year.
Top of the list will come as no surprise: strawberries. The culprits to follow are spinach, frisée lettuce, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery, and, finally, potatoes. Food for thought...