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Guide to Pesticides in Produce InfoGraphic

July 20, 2012
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Guide to Pesticides in Produce InfoGraphic

Recent government pesticide tests reveal the widespread presence of pesticide residues on conventionally grown, non-organic fruits and vegetables and in tap water. Results analyzed by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) show that 68 percent of food samples had detectable pesticide residues after they had been washed or peeled. As a result of the data...

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Which Summer Fruit has the Most Pesticides?

June 25, 2012
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Which Summer Fruit has the Most Pesticides?

Summertime is the height of the growing season. At no other time of year can you get fruit that tastes as juicy and sweet as it does right now. The problem? Most of it has been soaked in pesticides. Fruit is notoriously difficult to grow organically, and because most have soft skins, those pesticides...

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Peanut Butter Found To Contain Fire Retardants In Recent Survey

June 11, 2012
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Peanut Butter Found To Contain Fire Retardants In Recent Survey

Nothing says “lunch time” to an American kid quite like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Slices of deli meat might be a close second. Unbeknownst to most parents who pack school lunch boxes, however, both of these favorites could expose kids to toxic chemicals. Peanut Butter Found To Contain Fire Retardants In Recent...

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