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Annual Ranking of Pesticides Present in Produce Released
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.”
The Daily Mail reports that Hershey’s is pulling genetically modified ingredients from their chocolate.
Civil Eats discusses the American Farm Bureau Federation’s consistent opposition to farming sustainability.
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