Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables

This comprehensive report, along with references and methodologies, from the Environmental Working Group, takes a look at what vegetables/fruits contain toxic chemicals. According to their work “Nearly 70 percent of the produce sold in the U.S. comes with pesticide residues….The most surprising news from the USDA tests reveals that the popular health food kale is among the most contaminated fruits and vegetables. More than 92 percent of kale samples had two or more pesticide residues detected, and a single sample could contain up to 18 different residues.” Read the report to find how other produce rank in this sobering evaluation.

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