# pesticides

The use of herbicides in the US has increased by 21 percent since the introduction of GMOs
All of the pesticide-free fruits were organic, with one exception
An anonymous note to the wine producer warned that ‘without reaction, sooner or later there will be deaths’
Bruised, scarred, and brown fruit actually has more antioxidants than conventional ‘perfect’ produce, and is sweeter too
Bill will ban consumers from buying pesticides that contain neonicotinoids, a pesticide believed to harm bees
The Environmental Working Group released its list of produce with the most pesticide residue and number one is strawberries
The USDA has determined that pesticide residue levels found in foods produced in the US do not pose a safety risk to consumers
Two pesticides commonly used in French vineyards, glyphosate and folpet, have been recognized as probable human carcinogens
Eating an organic diet can reduce your risk of cancer and other health problems

Vegetable brushes can help reduce pesticide residue, but vegetable washes are a wash, says a toxicologist.