Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New List of Safest/Most Dangerous Foods Re: Pesticides

The Environmental Working Group has updated its ranking of food safety based on pesticide residue found on the food. See the full article
here and more info here. Notice that in the "Dirty Dozen" list all the foods are consumed in their entirety—skin as well as flesh. Generally speaking, the "soft-skin" or consumable-skin foods are the most dangerous to eat if grown commercially. It kills me when I see folks loading up on strawberries at a commercial (non-organic) U-Pick farm. Children standing in a strawberry patch with red juice running down their chins makes a cute picture, but the invisible poisons they're ingesting make it less appealing. "Out of sight, out of mind" is never more true than when dealing with pesticide residue on food.

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