August 12, 2009
Pesticides on Peaches -- Chicago Tribune Study
The Chicago Tribune had tests done on organic farmers market peaches and compared the results to USDA tests of conventional peaches. Here's the story:
When the U.S. Department of Agriculture tested hundreds of regular washed peaches in 2008, it found residue from dozens of pesticides still on them. Some consumers try to avoid pesticide exposure by buying organic or buying produce at local farmers markets. The Tribune gathered samples of both and sent them to a lab to see how they matched up to the conventional peaches tested by USDA.
Thank you to Steven H. Sholk (Gibbons, P.C.) for this and many other tips!
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