Not all of us can afford to go 100% organic every time we shop so it is important to know when you should spend the extra few bucks. According to the Environmental Working Group, consumers can reduce their pesticide exposure by 80% just by avoiding the most contaminated foods and eating only the cleanest.
This is the 2010 list of fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide residue. I recommend you buy organic when shopping for these foods to avoid contamination.
7. Bell Peppers
12. Grapes (imported)
On the other hand, here is the 2010 list of the cleanest fruits/veggies where it isn’t necessary to buy organic.