May 16, 2010

Eating pesticides?

Probably more than you think.

Just as Farmers’ Market season begins, the Environmental Working Group recently released their updated “2010 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides” at http://www.foodnews.org/sneak/EWG-shoppers-guide.pdf.

Buying organic sure sounds appealing after seeing their list of the “Top Dirty Dozen.” Celery has now replaced peaches as the produce most likely to have the highest pesticide residues.

Scary fact: the FDA has "required" testing on only 200 of the nearly 80,000 chemicals out there!