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Killer Weeds - Table 2

Attack of the Killer Weeds: Killer Weeds - Table 2

December 14, 1999

Twenty-two fruits and vegetables commonly eaten by children received 10 or more Section 18 pesticide exemptions since 1993.

Food Number of exemptions granted since 1993 States that received the greatest number of exemptions Percent of exemptions granted after FQPA was passed*
Potatoes 383 Minnesota (20), North Dakota (19), Idaho (18), Nebraska (18),Wisconsin (18) 59%
Tomatoes 103 Florida (21), California (19), New Jersey (12) 55%
Peas 95 Washington (23), Idaho (18), Oregon (16) 55%
Strawberries 70 California (13), Washington (12), Oregon (10) 80%
Cucurbit Group 67 California (18), Texas (13), Arizona (9) 86%
String Beans 66 New York (11), Pennsylvania (9), Oregon (8) 27%
Wheat 66 North Dakota (13), Arkansas (9), Minnesota (7), Washington (7) 76%
Rice 64 Louisiana (19), Texas (12), Arkansas (10) 72%
Apples 63 Michigan (11), Washington (9), Oregon (7) 68%
Corn 50 Idaho (7), Nebraska (4), Oregon (4), Texas (4), Washington (4) 63%
Watermelon 50 Maryland (10), Delaware (9), Virginia (9) 65%
Leafy Vegetables 24 Texas (12), California (4), Arizona (2), Florida (2), Georgia (2), Tennessee (2) 61%
Lettuce 24 Arizona (9), California (9), Florida (5) 15%
Pears 22 Washington (5), California (3), Oregon (3), Pennsylvania (3) 27%
Citrus Fruit 20 Florida (12), California (7), Texas (1) 80%
Broccoli 17 California (11), Arizona (5), Texas (1) 0%
Sugar Beets 17 California (6), Idaho (3), Minnesota (2), North Dakota (2) 76%
Melons 16 Arizona (11), California (3), Texas (2) 8%
Cucumbers 14 Maryland (3), Virginia (3), Delaware (2), Washington (2) 10%
Sugarcane 13 Louisiana (12), Texas (1) 50%
Squash 11 Texas (5), Maryland (2), New Hampshire (1), Oregon (1), South Carolina (1), Virginia (1) 22%
Stone Fruit 10 California (4), New Jersey (2), South Carolina (3) 100%
Grapes 9 Washington (4), California (1), New York (1), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (1), Texas (1) 43%
Sweet Potatoes 8 California (5), Louisiana (3) 50%
Lima Beans 7 California (4), Tennessee (2), Illinois (1) 86%
Oranges 6 California (6) 20%
Soybeans 6 Delaware (3), Maryland (2), Arkansas (1) 100%
Carrots 4 California (4) 67%
Peaches 3 Georgia (2), Alabama (1) 33%
Peanuts 3 Oklahoma (2), Texas (1) 83%
Bananas 2 Import Only 0%
Beans 2 Florida (2) 100%
Cantaloupe 2 Georgia (1), Texas (1) 100%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from U.S. EPA data.