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The Full List of pesticides in: 47 Fruits & Veggies

Posted Aug 10 2009 4:33pm
Some interesting findings whether we have a list in India and has anybody done any work to test pesticide levels...

An extremely illuminating report from Centre for Science and Environment - New Delhi

http://www.cseindia.org/misc/cola-indepth/poison.pdf

which deals with the situation in India .....

Read pages from 41-60 ..

headlines are:

1. we have scant regulation

2. very high levels of pesticides are acceptable as per our laws compared to other countries

3. many bodies are authorized to test but not take action , so we have reports of high pesticide contamination but no action

4. Our children are the most affected

5. Only one total diet study in kanpur ( by a few interested scientists )has been conducted to date , in comparison to some western nations where it is conducted every quarter !


http://www.foodnews.org/fulllist.php from environmental working group

They also provide the methodology of how ( http://www.foodnews.org/methodology.php ) they arrived at the list, and the effects and how to reduce them (http://www.foodnews.org/reduce.php)

The Full List of pesticides in: 47 Fruits & Veggies
Source (www.foodnews.org/fulllist.php)

RANK FRUIT OR VEGGIE SCORE
1 (worst) Peach 100 (highest pesticide load)
2 Apple 93
3 Sweet Bell Pepper 83
4 Celery 82
5 Nectarine 81
6 Strawberries 80
7 Cherries 73
8 Kale 69
9 Lettuce 67
10 Grapes - Imported 66
11 Carrot 63
12 Pear 63
13 Collard Greens 60
14 Spinach 58
15 Potato 56
16 Green Beans 53
17 Summer Squash 53
18 Pepper 51
19 Cucumber 50
20 Raspberries 46
21 Grapes - Domestic 44
22 Plum 44
23 Orange 44
24 Cauliflower 39
25 Tangerine 37
26 Mushrooms 36
27 Banana 34
28 Winter Squash 34
29 Cantaloupe 33
30 Cranberries 33
31 Honeydew Melon 30
32 Grapefruit 29
33 Sweet Potato 29
34 Tomato 29
35 Broccoli 28
36 Watermelon 26
37 Papaya 20
38 Eggplant 20
39 Cabbage 17
40 Kiwi 13
41 Sweet Peas - Frozen 10
42 Asparagus 10
43 Mango 9
44 Pineapple 7
45 Sweet Corn - Frozen 2
46 Avocado 1
47 (best) Onion 1 (lowest pesticide load)

Note: We ranked a total of 47 different fruits and vegetables but grapes are listed twice because we looked at both domestic and imported samples.
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