Produce Without Pesticides

Produce Without Pesticides

By Stephanie Seferian

While fresh fruits and vegetables are irreplaceable parts of a healthy diet, pesticides aren't benign. Sadly, many of our favorite produce items carry unhealthy levels of pesticides, and each one comes with its own unique risk profile. On today's show: A comprehensive review of the most recent research into pesticides in produce. Here's a preview: [5:00] Not all pesticides are the same, and different pesticides have different risk profiles [10:00] DDT, bald eagles, Silent Spring, and America's history with pesticides [19:00] Stephanie's thoughts on the EWG's Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen [25:00] Are the EPA's maximum residue limits too high? [30:00] ** You need to know about these countries with organic reciprocity! [34:00] Does peeling help? How should we best wash conventional produce? [38:00] For subscribers! 6 concrete action steps for informed consumers   Resources mentioned: EWG's Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen Produce Without Pesticides (via Consumer Reports)   This show is listener-supported. Thank you for supporting! Join our (free!) community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. Say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com. Our Sponsors: * Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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