Cancel OK

Fighting dirty against the Dirty Dozen

- Analysis
The produce industry has felt attacked by Environmental Working Group’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, the Dirty Dozen, for years and is now fighting back more effectively.

AFF: What EWG doesn’t want you to know: Part 3

- General News
EWG’s motivation in releasing this list is not about consumers, health or safety. Their interest is in using fear as a motivation to move consumers toward their donors’ preferred food options and raise money

EWG releases 2024 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce: The Dirty Dozen

- General News
Non-organic produce is loaded with fungicides that may harm human hormone systems, according to the Environmental Working Group’s 2024 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, released today.

AFF releases ‘A Dozen Reasons’ to enjoy safe and healthy fruits and vegetables

- General News
It’s time for the Alliance for Food and Farming's annual “A Dozen Reasons” list to celebrate the bounty of choices in the produce aisle and remind everyone why it’s so important to eat more fruits and vegetables for better health and a longer life.

Alliance for Food and Farming: Studies, government data discredit ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

- General News
Peer reviewed research published in the Journal of Toxicology found that the recommendation in the “Dirty Dozen” list to substitute organic forms of produce for conventional does not result in any decrease in risk for consumers because residues on conventionally grown are so low, if present at all.

AFF: What EWG doesn’t want you to know: Part 2

- General News
As the Environmental Working Group (EWG) prepares to release its so-called “Dirty Dozen” list, which inaccurately disparages popular and more affordable fruits and vegetables, it’s important to note the information that EWG does not want consumers to know or see. Because the list is so long, we have broken it into two parts.

AFF: What EWG doesn’t want you to know: Part 1

- General News
As the Environmental Working Group (EWG) prepares to release its so-called “Dirty Dozen” list, which inaccurately disparages popular and more affordable fruits and vegetables, it’s important to note the information that EWG does not want consumers to know or see.

AFF: USDA PDP report shows strong compliance among growers

- General News
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its Pesticide Data Program (PDP) report focused on 2022 sampling results and it’s more good news for consumers about the safety of fruits and vegetables.

USDA: over 99% of fruit, vegetable samples below EPA pesticide benchmarks in most recent report

- General News
The annual pesticide residue results are reported to the FDA and EPA in monthly reports as testing takes place throughout the year.

Analysis: The dirty truth about the Dirty Dozen

- Analysis
According to the CDC, only one in ten Americans consume the recommended daily serving of fruits and vegetables. This hasn’t changed much in recent years, with the number of eating occasions for vegetables remaining flat for at least the past 16 years. That number drops off even more for people who are living in or near poverty.