Here is the list of the ones that tend to have the highest pesticides levels if not organically grown (so, try to buy these organic):
- bell peppers
- potatoes (and more)
Now, lets look at the list of the produces with less pesticide levels:
- Sweet potatoes
I am aware that there are some standards in place especially here in Australia. However, it still doesn't mean that the foods that we consume everyday are pesticide free (unless stated so). There are ways to reduce the amount of pesticides and other chemicals we are exposed to by following some certain strategies. Some of those strategies are listed below:
There are many online sources available if you would like to do further reading on this topic. You can search for 'dirty dozen and clean fifteen', 'pesticide residue in fresh produce' and 'pesticides and other chemicals in food' and so forth. You can also visit some other reliable websites such as this or this.