TV News LIES

Thursday, Sep 29th

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...


Tourists trapped on erupting Indonesian volcano

Tourists trapped on Indonesian volcanoAuthorities evacuated more than 1,000 people from Indonesia's Mount Rinjani after a sub-volcano began erupting, but...

Study: Earth at Its Warmest in 120,000 Years

Earth warmest in 120,000 yearsA new study paints a picture of an Earth that is warmer than it has been...

Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project

Greenland's receding icecapA top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought...

In gas drilling country, the honeymoon is over on royalties

FrackingIn Pennsylvania and other leading gas-producing states, a battle royal has developed over royalties.Landowners are bitterly...
 
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!