TV News LIES

Friday, Dec 15th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Environment Apples top 'dirty dozen' list of most pesticide-laden foods, according to the Environmental Working Group

Apples top 'dirty dozen' list of most pesticide-laden foods, according to the Environmental Working Group

E-mail Print PDF

Apples top dirty dozen listIf you want to reduce your intake of pesticides, choose organic apples, celery and sweet bell peppers, as an environmental group has singled out these produce as being the biggest carriers of insecticides.

For the second year in a row, apples topped the Environmental Working Group's 'Dirty Dozen' list which identified the most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables in the US.

Last year, apples knocked celery off the top spot, which this year ranks as the second biggest offender. In the 8th edition of the Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce, researchers added kale and collard greens, which were also found to carry a highly toxic organophosphate insecticide, a toxin for the nervous system.

To come up with the rankings, the group analyzed residue testing data from the US Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration. Nectarines, blueberries, plums and cantaloupe were from both domestic and imported sources.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Time running out for opponents of Arctic drilling

Arctic drilling : time running out Opponents of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) are running out of time and...

The Environmental Scandal in Scott Pruitt’s Backyard

Tar Creek, Oklahoma: Pruitt's backyard scandalTar Creek, Oklahoma, is breathtaking in a terrible way: At one time the world’s deepest source...

Right Whales Could Face Extinction After Deadly Year, Researchers Say

Right whales face extincction An already dire situation for North Atlantic right whales became even worse in 2017. This species of...

Recycling Chaos In U.S. As China Bans 'Foreign Waste'

China bans foreign waste Like many Portland residents, Satish and Arlene Palshikar are serious recyclers. Their house is coated with...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!