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Jul 15, 2010

Report Questions Validity of "Dirty Dozen" - EWG's List of Vegetables with Greatest Pesticide Residues


The Alliance for Food and Farming, a non-profit group of farmers and producers, released a report Thursday challenging the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) list of fruits and vegetables you might want to stay away from.

The EWG list released more than a decade ago is known popularly as the '"Dirty Dozen of Produce."  It reviews which fruit and vegetables are allegedly more hazardous to human health due to pesticide residues potentially still on or in the produce.

For more see: "'Dirty dozen' list misleading, farmers say," CNN Health, 15 July 2010.
Fenner-Crisp, Penny et al. "A Review of the Science on Potential Health Effects of Pesticide Residues on Food and Related Statements Made by Interest Groups. Watsonville, CA: Alliance for Food and Farming, 2010. 

"New Alliance For Food And Farming Website Reports “Dirty Dozen List” Misleads Consumers About Dangers Of Pesticide Residues," Alliance for Food and Farming Press Release, 15 July 2010.

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