Pesticides in produce: why seasonal, organic matters | PCC Natural Markets

American fruit and vegetable farmers have made impressive progress in reducing reliance on high-risk pesticides since passage of the Food Quality Protection Act FQPA in 1996. Average pesticide dietary risks in conventional apples grown in Washington have fallen 10-fold since 1996, based on the pesticide residue data collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s USDA Pesticide Data Program PDP.Much less impressive reductions have been achieved by fruit and vegetable farmers abroad. For some imported foods, risks actually have increased in recent years.

via Pesticides in produce: why seasonal, organic matters | PCC Natural Markets.

It’s Chilean fruit season. Right now, if you see fresh fruit, chances are, it’s from there, where the seasons are cooperative with, for example, fresh grapes in March.

It’s also safe to say that imported fruit is going to have more pesticides.  If you want fresh, and can only find imported, you may seriously want to look at organic for right now.

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