Here it is folks, Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen, the most pesticide laden produce. When making choices about spray-free crops, include these...
Sweet Bell Peppers
I have lived in Bakersfield, CA and seen the spray planes hit the grape vines. I have never bought non-organic grapes since. I would like to hear from farmers, both organic and traditional, regarding their techniques for pest control. When you buy local you can find farmers who haven't the resources to become organic certified but also don't use pesticides. I just wish our farmer's market wasn't soooooo crowded. It has gotten out of hand and not much fun to chase a three-year-old through a packed crowd of browsers.