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Food Rankings

The Organic Center’s “Dietary Risk Index” (DRI) quantifies relative pesticide dietary  risks for specific foods by analyzing U.S. Department of Agriculture pesticide residue data and Environmental Protection Agency toxicity assessment.

Below is the full list of high risk foods that ran through the testing process. The higher the number, the higher the risk.

Note that imported foods (left) have higher pesticide residues and risk  than domestically (U.S.) grown foods. Buy organic and local in order to reduce your exposure to toxic synthetic pesticides!

 

 

 

 

 

Rankings for Domestically Grown Food

Commodity

Green Beans

1.567

Cranberries

1.3888

Sweet bell peppers

1.362

Wheat grain

1.0045

Green Beans, Frozen

0.9012

Greens, Kale

0.896

Strawberries, Processed

0.4936

Strawberries

0.4822

Sweet Potatoes

0.4572

Greens, Collard

0.4142

Apples

0.3422

Pear Juice, Processed

0.328

Summer Squash

0.3072

Cilantro

0.2945

Wheat Flour

0.2775

Peaches

0.2685

Potatoes

0.2668

Spinach, Processed

0.2631

Mushrooms

0.261

Pears

0.2608

Cantaloupe

0.2288

Celery

0.2287

Tomatoes

0.1969

Nectarines

0.1719

Corn Grain

0.1661

Blueberries

0.165

Oranges

0.1584

Green Beans, Processed

0.1578

Cucumbers

0.1546

Green Beans, Canned

0.153

Grapes

0.1276

Blueberries, Frozen

0.1238

Lettuce

0.1181

Cherries

0.1162

Almonds

0.0975

Grapefruit

0.0854

Green Onions

0.0854

Spinach

0.0827

Broccoli

0.0821

Plums

0.0735

Eggplant

0.0699

Raisins

0.0577

Spinach, Canned

0.047

Watermelon

0.0433

Potatoes, Frozen

0.0429

Apple Sauce

0.0395

Asparagus, Processed

0.0372

Orange Juice

0.0347

Tomatoes, Processed

0.034

Carrots

0.0338

Winter Squash

0.0297

Grape Juice

0.0161

Peaches, Processed

0.0144

Apple Juice

0.0136

Fish, Catfish

0.0135

Sweet Peas, Processed

0.0108

Peaches, Canned

0.0101

Tomato Paste

0.0094

Pineapples

0.008

Asparagus

0.0074

Plums, Dried (Prunes)

0.0065

Sweet Peas, Frozen

0.0053

Poultry Muscle

0.0035

Honey

0.0033

Barley

0.0025

Heavy Cream

0.0021

Butter

0.0019

Sweet Corn, Processed

0.0019

Cauliflower

0.0018

Rice

0.0017

Milk

0.0013

Lettuce, Organic

0.0012

Peanut Butter

0.0011

Pears, Processed

0.0009

Poultry Adipose

0.0009

Poultry Liver

0.0008

Beef Adipose

0.0005

Beef Muscle

0.0003

Pork Adipose

0.0003

Poultry, Thigh

0.0002

Soybean Grain

0.0002

Onion

0.0001

Poultry, Breast

0.0001

Soybeans

0.0001

Winter Squash, Processed

0.0001

Rankings for Domestically Grown Food

Commodity

Green Beans

1.567

Cranberries

1.3888

Sweet bell peppers

1.362

Wheat grain

1.0045

Green Beans, Frozen

0.9012

Greens, Kale

0.896

Strawberries, Processed

0.4936

Strawberries

0.4822

Sweet Potatoes

0.4572

Greens, Collard

0.4142

Apples

0.3422

Pear Juice, Processed

0.328

Summer Squash

0.3072

Cilantro

0.2945

Wheat Flour

0.2775

Peaches

0.2685

Potatoes

0.2668

Spinach, Processed

0.2631

Mushrooms

0.261

Pears

0.2608

Cantaloupe

0.2288

Celery

0.2287

Tomatoes

0.1969

Nectarines

0.1719

Corn Grain

0.1661

Blueberries

0.165

Oranges

0.1584

Green Beans, Processed

0.1578

Cucumbers

0.1546

Green Beans, Canned

0.153

Grapes

0.1276

Blueberries, Frozen

0.1238

Lettuce

0.1181

Cherries

0.1162

Almonds

0.0975

Grapefruit

0.0854

Green Onions

0.0854

Spinach

0.0827

Broccoli

0.0821

Plums

0.0735

Eggplant

0.0699

Raisins

0.0577

Spinach, Canned

0.047

Watermelon

0.0433

Potatoes, Frozen

0.0429

Apple Sauce

0.0395

Asparagus, Processed

0.0372

Orange Juice

0.0347

Tomatoes, Processed

0.034

Carrots

0.0338

Winter Squash

0.0297

Grape Juice

0.0161

Peaches, Processed

0.0144

Apple Juice

0.0136

Fish, Catfish

0.0135

Sweet Peas, Processed

0.0108

Peaches, Canned

0.0101

Tomato Paste

0.0094

Pineapples

0.008

Asparagus

0.0074

Plums, Dried (Prunes)

0.0065

Sweet Peas, Frozen

0.0053

Poultry Muscle

0.0035

Honey

0.0033

Barley

0.0025

Heavy Cream

0.0021

Butter

0.0019

Sweet Corn, Processed

0.0019

Cauliflower

0.0018

Rice

0.0017

Milk

0.0013

Lettuce, Organic

0.0012

Peanut Butter

0.0011

Pears, Processed

0.0009

Poultry Adipose

0.0009

Poultry Liver

0.0008

Beef Adipose

0.0005

Beef Muscle

0.0003

Pork Adipose

0.0003

Poultry, Thigh

0.0002

Soybean Grain

0.0002

Onion

0.0001

Poultry, Breast

0.0001

Soybeans

0.0001

Winter Squash, Processed

0.0001