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Pesticide safety basics: How does the EPA protect consumers from harmful chemicals?

In our blogs, we often reference Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) safety levels or “tolerances” when discussing [pesticide] residues. But how ...
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Viewpoint: Can pesticides on produce harm you? Not even if you ate 3,624 strawberries in one day

Toby Amidor | 
I am a registered dietitian who believes that any form of fruits and vegetables are healthy – organic or conventional ...
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Viewpoint: Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ produce list stokes pesticide fears in an ‘already anxiety-ridden world’

Teresa Thorne | 
Each year, the pro-organic think tank Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases its 'Dirty Dozen,' a list of fruits and vegetables ...
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Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: If you eat 18,615 servings of kale daily, pesticides still won’t harm your health

[On March 20] the Environmental Working Group (EWG) [released] their so-called “dirty dozen” list. Before covering or using this “list,” ...
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Environmental Working Group must turn to sound science to address public fear created by ‘dirty dozen’ list

There are now two peer-reviewed studies from respected academic institutions (Johns Hopkins and Illinois Institute of Technology) with similar conclusions ...
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Are poorer consumers avoiding fresh produce because of fear-based organic food marketing?

New peer reviewed research published in Nutrition Today shows fear-based messaging tactics used by activist groups and some organic marketers that invoke safety concerns ...

Is organic industry’s messaging shifting away from fear mongering?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. At the inaugural Organic Produce ...
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