Friday, October 3, 2008

Peaches and Apples Have Highest Pesticide Load

"Harvest season for apples and pears is about to hit full swing in the Northwest. Rankings by the Environmental Working Group, which tracks pesticide loads in fruits and vegetables, suggest that you might want to go organic.

The group's guide to pesticides in produce lists conventional apples as having the second-highest pesticide load among 44 fruits and vegetables evaluated. Apples were behind only peaches, while pears came in 10th highest. The rankings reflect an Environmental Working Group analysis of about 51,000 tests for pesticides on the foods in 2000 and 2005 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration"

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