At minimum, retailers should use this list as a guide to organic must-haves.
Pamela and Greg discuss a flourishing blueberry market, the danger of the Dirty Dozen for fresh …
Peer reviewed research and a survey of registered dietitians has shown the potential negative impact on fruit and vegetable consumption among consumers caused by the so-called “dirty dozen” list.
And although no citrus item makes the dozen, EWG notes that more than 90 percent of citrus fruits had toxic pesticides on them when tested.
With the expected release next month of the Environmental Working Group’s annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, also known as the “Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen,” produce advocates are preparing.
“Jen insists that we buy organic vegetables,” indie rock artist Courtney Barnett says in her song “Dead Fox.” “And I must admit that I was a little skeptical at first / A little pesticide can’t hurt.”
Yet another comprehensive test of fruits and vegetables for pesticide residues gives them a clean bill of health.
The current (October) issue of Consumer Reports has a story featured with the blurb “Produce without Pesticides” on the cover. If you like alarmism, this issue is for you.
By the time the annual Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce (AKA Dirty Dozen) comes out every spring, the produce industry is ready with hackles raised.
Greg and Pamela discuss the next few weeks in retail sales, and what's in store for fresh produce, consumer myths about fresh produce during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how this year's Dirty Dozen could help push the list further into oblivion.