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Annual Ranking of Pesticides Present in Produce Released

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Today, EWG released their annual Dirty Dozen Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, which ranks conventional produce items on the amount of pesticides they still contain when consumed.

“Published today, EWG’s Shopper’s Guide, ranked 48 different fruits and vegetables by the total number of pesticides found on them. The guide is based on testing by the USDA and the federal Food and Drug Administration.  The information EWG provides is valuable for consumers because pesticides have been linked to a number of health problems, including cancer and lower IQ in children.”

Read EWG’s press release here and view the full list here

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