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One Planet: Pesticides in fruits and vegetables

Apr 8, 2019

  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen,” a list of the fruits and vegetables with the highest amount of pesticides.

The data, which is based on USDA testing, shows that 90 percent of samples of conventional strawberries, apples, cherries, and kale tested positive for two or more pesticide residues. What do we need to know about what we buy in grocery stores and at farmer’s markets?

Guest:

Sydney Evans, science analyst at the Environmental Working Group

Web Resources:

The Environmental Working Group: EWG's 2019 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce