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The Produce Reporter Week in Review – March 27, 2020

- General News
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.

PBH slams fear-inducing Dirty Dozen

- Dock to Dock

From Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, President and CEO Produce for Better Health Foundation BB #:157162 …

Dirty Dozen even more tone deaf than usual

- Produce with Pamela
I thought surely this year with all of the turmoil in grocery and retail, the Environmental Working Group would delay the release and consider the plight consumers are facing in stores right now.

Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen lists updated for 2020

- General News
The Environmental Working Group released its annual Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce, also known as the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen, and this year the EWG added a twist: raisins.

Tour Guests Refute the “Dirty Dozen” List

- General News

PRESS RELEASE Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) 2018 Produce Safety tour guests, Jessica Crandall Snyder, …

Updated website provides tools for countering food safety fears

- General News

The redesign of the Alliance for Food and Farming’s safefruitsandveggies.com gives consumers — and more importantly, …

When media swallows the Dirty Dozen

- Analysis
It turns out mom was wrong, and I’m not supposed to eat my veggies because they’re toxic! It’s a silly angle for a story but there it was.

Studies contradict “Dirty Dozen” unsafe implication

- General News
Since 1995, an activist group has released a so-called “dirty dozen” produce list. However, peer reviewed studies show this list’s recommendations are not scientifically supportable while other studies show it may negatively impact consumers since it discourages purchasing of any produce – organic or conventional.

Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen lists released

- General News
Saying nearly 70 percent of fresh fruits and vegetables sold in the U.S. contain pesticide residue, the Environmental Working Group released its annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, which includes its Dirty Dozen.