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What is the Dirty Dozen?

Safest Fruits & Vegetables for You and Your Family


EWG’s Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen List


EWG is our trusted source at Eden’s Corner. We are fortunate to have this non-profit organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment.


Their mission is to empower you to live healthier in a healthier environment. Being informed helps you and your family make better choices to reduce exposure to toxic pesticides.

Dirty Dozen and list by EWG.

EWG helps protect your family from pesticides!


At Eden’s Corner we trust the Environmental Working Group to provide up to date data on chemicals used on conventional crops. Chemicals that are known to cause many health problems.


Conventional produce contains many harmful pesticides and other synthetic chemicals known to cause allergies, cancer, and more.

When buying organic produce is not an option, follow the EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. This guide will help you receive the health benefits of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables.


Children Are at Greatest Risk of Poisoning


Consider choosing the Clean Fifteen when feeding your family (if your circumstances do not permit all organic choices).


Clean Fifteen


  • *Sweet Corn

  • Avocados

  • Pineapples

  • Cabbage

  • Onions

  • Sweet peas frozen

  • *Papayas – Most Hawaiian papaya is GMO.

  • Asparagus

  • Mangos

  • Eggplant

  • Honeydew Melon

  • Kiwi

  • Cantaloupe

  • Cauliflower

  • Grapefruit


A small amount of papaya, sweet corn and summer squash sold in the United States is produced from GMO seedstock. Buy organic to avoid GMO produce. 

Dirty Dozen


  • Strawberries – A single sample showed 20 different pesticides!

  • Spinach

  • Nectarines

  • Apples

  • Peaches

  • Pears

  • Cherries

  • Grapes

  • Celery

  • Tomatoes

  • Sweet bell peppers

  • Potatoes

  • + Hot Peppers


Virtually every processed food contains GMOs. Look for items that are certified organic or bear the Non-GMO Project Verified label. We recommend you check EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Avoiding GMO Food.


In addition to foods, unregulated chemicals (including pesticides) are commonly found in virtually all consumer products; personal care, yard and home, and one that affects everyone in your family, including pets; home cleaning products. (Household cleaning, laundry, etc.)


Visit our DIY page and make your own safe cleaning products or choose one we’ve carefully researched for you. You’ll be surprised and shocked to find virtually every commercial product on the market carries huge risks to your health and that of your family and the planet.


EWG also has guides for choosing cosmetics


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