Kale Joins ‘ Dirty Dozen ’ List Of Fruits And Vegetables Most Likely To Contain Pesticides

(CBS Local) — Kale, that popular green of the health conscious consumer, has joined the list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. For the third straight year, strawberries top the EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” list. Spinach and kale finished in second and third place, respectively. Other “dirty” foods include nectarines, apples and grapes. Analysis found 92 percent of conventionally grown kale samples had residue from at least two or more pesticides. Some samples contained as many as 18 different pesticides. The most common pesticide detected was Dacthal, also known as DCPA, which was classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1995 as a possible human carcinogen and banned in the European Union in 2009. “We were surprised kale had so many pesticides on it, but the test results were unequivocal,” Alexis Temkin, an EWG toxicologist, said in a statement. The report is based on more than 40,900 fruit and vegetable samples tested by the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It found nearly 70% of “conventionally grown produce” has pesticides. Kale, one of the most popular health foods, is full of vitamins and antioxidants. It also made the top 3 of our #DirtyDozen due to commonly being contaminated with a pesticide called Dacthal. Surprised? Learn more here: https://t.co/i5AygLXaCl — EWG (@ewg) March 20, 2019...
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