Sunday, August 16, 2009
The Dirty Dozen-An Opportunity for Organic Farmers?
Photo by Bill Jester
If you missed the Good Morning America segment last Thursday on "The Dirty Dozen of Fruits and Vegetables", you might want to read it over at http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=8315670&page=1. The authors start out by explaining that a recent study revealed that two-thirds of the produce sold in this country does not contain pesticides. But then they list the twelve fruits and vegetables that the Environmental Working Group (http://www.ewg.org/) identified as most likely to contain pesticides. They are peaches, apples, bell peppers, celery, cherries, nectarines, strawberries, kale, lettuce, imported grapes, carrots, and pears. Whether you believe these reports or not, considering the millions of people who watch GMA every morning, I sure which I had a field of organic lettuce right now!