This tool shows the risk of pesticide exposure from eating 48 fresh conventional fruits and vegetables from 14 different countries analyzing 12 years of data from the department of agriculture . According to a statement the ewgs shoppers guide to pesticides in produce ranked pesticide contamination on 48 popular fruits and vegetables based on an analysis of more than 34000 samples taken by the united states department of agriculture usda and federal food and drug administration. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is a healthy choice but the pesticides in fruits and veggies is the opposite of healthy fda sampling has been shrinking over the years dropping about 25 percent from a decade ago from more than 7900 samples to 5989 samples tested in its latest report. Non organic farmers use pesticides full of chemicals on fruits and vegetables to kill weeds and insects as the plants grow pesticides are absorbed and residues can linger on fruit and vegetable skins all the way to your kitchen even after you wash them. As they grow plants absorb pesticides and residues linger on fruit and vegetable skins all the way to your kitchen even after you wash them a healthy diet begins with lots of fruits and vegetables but some of your familys favorites may contain startling amounts of harmful pesticides
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