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Which fruits and vegetables have the highest pesticide residue?
10 Foods with the Highest Pesticide Residue Levels Slideshow 1 Peaches. 2 Strawberries. 3 Bell Peppers. 4 Pears. 5 Apples. 6 … (more items)
What are pesticide residue levels called?
The traces pesticides leave in treated products are called residues. A maximum residue level Search for available translations of the preceding link EN 鈥⑩€⑩€?(MRL) is the highest level of a pesticide residue that is legally tolerated in or on food or feed when pesticides are applied correctly (Good Agricultural Practice).
What is the shopper鈥檚 Guide to pesticides in produce?
Since 2004, EWG鈥檚 Shopper鈥檚 Guide to Pesticides in Produce鈩?has helped Americans choose the fruits and vegetables that are lowest in pesticides. EWG鈥檚 guide is based on data from the Department of Agriculture鈥檚 Pesticide Data Program and focuses on fresh fruits and vegetables, a major source of pesticide residues in our diets.
How can I reduce pesticides in my food?
Washing and cooking rice can reduce some pesticide residues. Glyphosate is also present in wheat products, as tests by EWG and others have shown.