June 20th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Expanding their annual list, the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit research organization, has released its eighth annual ”Dirty Dozen Plus” and the companion list, the “Clean 15,” ranking fruits and vegetables based on levels of pesticide contamination.
Read More:EWG Expands Its 2012 ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Fruits & Veggies With The Most Pesticides
July 14th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
The Environmental Working Group, best known for the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” lists of fruits and vegetables most and least exposed to pesticides, has compiled a helpful list about the farm bill that Congress is expected to enact over the next 18 months.
Read More:America’s Farm Bill: Good, Bad or Both?
June 19th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
As consumers got their first taste of the Environmental Working Group’s 2011 list of the most/least heavily sprayed fruits and vegetables, the Organic Trade Association has issued an advisory urging Americans to choose organic if they wish to avoid pesticide residues.
Read More:New USDA Pesticide Data Supports Choosing Organic
May 20th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is being urged by the nation’s top physicians, scientists and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to release overdue data on pesticide levels for fruits and vegetables tested in 2010.
Read More:Why Is the USDA Withholding Pesticide Residue Level Test Results?