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Viewpoint: Pesticides on produce aren’t dangerous. Ignore the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and eat more fruits and veggies

A uniquely frightening time like this provides a great moment for us all to do what’s best for neighbors, employees, ...
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Where did strawberries comes from? Genomics, art history help trace evolution of fruits and vegetables

Plant geneticists seeking to understand the history of the plants we eat can decode the genomes of ancient crops from ...
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Could CRISPR turn nutritious but unpopular vegetables into flavorful snacks?

You probably know that kale is packed with antioxidants and other nutrients and that you should be eating more of ...
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California grows 1/3 of US produce—95% of state’s fruits, vegetables below EPA pesticide limits, and none pose a health risk

Once again, tests showed that the vast majority of fresh produce collected by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 6: Pesticide residues ― Something to worry about?

Just like anything that goes into your body, it’s the dose (the amount) that matters ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 5: Soil health―When synthetic pesticides are more sustainable than ‘natural’ organics

Most consumers believe organic farming avoids pesticides and prioritizes the health of the environment more than conventional farming. However, this ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 4: How do organic pesticides compare to synthetic pesticides?

Many consumers choose to buy higher-priced organic produce because they believe organic foods are not grown using pesticides and therefore ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 3: How dangerous is glyphosate?

Although pesticide toxicity and biodegradability has decreased overall, many consumers are still worried about pesticides. They are especially concerned with ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 2: Have pesticides improved?

it is important to balance risks with the benefits that pesticides provide ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 1: Has pesticide use decreased?

What is the truth about crop pesticides and their residues in food in 2018? ...
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Podcast: Why glyphosate-cancer news stories could push consumers away from healthy foods

On [this] episode, we explore one of the most important topics in nutrition: produce and pesticides. Health experts, the government ...
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Viewpoint: Should US be subsidizing organic farming when label seems increasingly meaningless?

Congress is considering tripling the budget for the USDA's organics program. Should we be asking for more answers from regulators ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Blistering’ USDA organic report suggests ‘movement’ needs major reforms

The USDA report detailing poor oversight by the agency’s National Organic Program challenges the belief that consumers can trust organic ...