Shopper’s Guide To Pesticides

The Environmental Working Group has released a new version of its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides. The guide ranks pesticide contamination for 47 popular fruits and vegetables based on EWG’s analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food & Drug Administration.

Upper Meadows Farm doesn’t grow peaches, which were ranked as having the highest level of pesticide contamination. But the farm does grow pesticide-free, organic versions of many of the list’s top culprits–like celery, kale and lettuce (ranked No. 4, 8 and 9 in greatest pesticide load, respectively).

The EWG’s site has an abridged, wallet-size version of the produce with greatest and least contamination. But the full version of the list is here.

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One Response

  1. Is Len ever going to use those historic apple trees to create organic sellable product?

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