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Wednesday, December 05, 2012 3:11 PM

By Kylee Baumle

Last week, I was the messenger you wanted to shoo away, because the message was so depressing. Sharing the list of the “Dirty Dozen” fresh fruits and vegetables that are the most contaminated by pesticides isn’t exactly the news you want to read during the season of merry and bright. But, I’m going to make it up to you this week, just as I promised.

The Environmental Work Group also puts out a list called the “Clean Fifteen,” which consists of fifteen fresh fruits and vegetables that are the least tainted by pesticides.

This doesn’t mean that they aren’t contaminated at all; it just means that these are considered to be somewhat safer to eat than those other ones, when buying non-organic produce, because they were found to have low levels of residual pesticides on or in them.