Does the recent news that a Maryland family became sick after eating pesticide-poisoned stew have you more concerned than usual about what's on your produce?
We could all use a refresher. The Organic Center's newly released Organic Essentials pocket guide for minimizing pesticide dietary risks can help lead you through the chemical-laden territory.
The Center wants shoppers to know that the greatest risks from pesticides in the diet come from eating conventionally produced fruits and vegetables. Their free guide provides information on the highest-risk fresh produce, especially when things are out of season and imported.
You can download the guide for free at the Organic Center's website.
Here is a sampling of the info. The following fruits and vegetables present the highest risk:
Domestically Grown Conventional Fruits
Domestically Grown Conventional Vegetables
1. Green beans
2. Sweet bell peppers
Imported Conventional Fruits
Imported Conventional Vegetables
1. Sweet bell peppers
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