Comments on: Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables | When to Buy Organic http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/pesticides-in-fruits-and-vegetables-when-to-buy-organic/ The EPA Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:58:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Top 10 Fruits and Vegetables Loaded With Pesticides http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/pesticides-in-fruits-and-vegetables-when-to-buy-organic/#comment-4045 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 07:32:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/greeningtheapple/?p=9677#comment-4045 […] http://blog.epa.gov/greeningtheapple/2012/02/pesticides-in-fruits-and-vegetables-when-to-buy-organic… […]

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By: Chris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/pesticides-in-fruits-and-vegetables-when-to-buy-organic/#comment-4044 Sat, 25 Feb 2012 00:38:11 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/greeningtheapple/?p=9677#comment-4044 According to the FDA, you can reduce and often eliminate pesticide residues if they are present on fresh fruits and vegetables by washing them with cold or warm tap water. http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm114299

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By: Alliance for Food and Farming http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/pesticides-in-fruits-and-vegetables-when-to-buy-organic/#comment-4043 Fri, 24 Feb 2012 21:39:05 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/greeningtheapple/?p=9677#comment-4043 Kevin: You might want to examine this a little more closely. Your agency’s (EPA) standards for pesticide residues are quite stringent and rigorous. In fact, the EPA has adopted a public health protective approach to ensure a “reasonable certainty of no harm” from pesticide residues with a process that explicitly considers infants, children and pregnant women. The assessment of pesticide residues is among the most sophisticated, data rich set of risk assessment methods that EPA conducts. Because of these rigorous EPA standards which have been in place since 1996, the supply of fruits and vegetables that reach supermarkets everyday are very safe. Also, consumers can, in fact, just wash them if they are still concerned about residues. According to the FDA, you can remove and often eliminate any minute amounts of pesticide residues simply by washing. Learn more at safefruitsandveggies.com.

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By: Terry http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/pesticides-in-fruits-and-vegetables-when-to-buy-organic/#comment-4042 Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:28:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/greeningtheapple/?p=9677#comment-4042 This is so helpful. I am always wondering in what case it is actually worth it to spend the extra $. Thanks, Kevin.

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By: jaime http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/pesticides-in-fruits-and-vegetables-when-to-buy-organic/#comment-4041 Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:55:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/greeningtheapple/?p=9677#comment-4041 Thanks for the pocket guide, that is going to be really useful for me.

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