The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of the most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables for 2016 on Tuesday, and if you enjoy diving mouth-first into a container of fresh strawberries, well, you might want to sit down for this one. Also, considering using a fork, you animal.
Specifically, the new report claims that strawberries are contaminated with more pesticide residue than any other fruit or vegetable tested, including apples, which topped the organization's list for the last five years. EWG looked at the results of thousands of tests conducted by the US Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration and found that almost all non-organic strawberries came with pesticide residues while nearly half were found to contain at least 10 different pesticides, according to a report by CBS News. Are you sitting down yet?