22 Jun '12, 8pm

Don't Worry So Much About Pesticides in Your Food. Really?

Don't Worry So Much About Pesticides in Your Food. Really?

For years, along with the dog-eared crayon drawings and the adopted magnets from long-forgotten local businesses, I had an old and worn magazine clipping on my fridge that listed the “dirty dozen. ” This was not a reference to the Lee Marvin film of the same name, no, this was a list of some of the most pesticide-laden, conventionally grown fruits and vegetables available. Essentially the things you should avoid unless grown organically or clearly without chemicals: things like apples, strawberries, celery and bell peppers. The presumption was that if you ate these items with any regularity you were effectively pouring a bottle of Round Up down your throat. And, as was evidenced by trips to other people’s kitchens, I know I was not alone (neurotic maybe, but not alone). So for years I avoided these conventionally grown items as much as humanly possible and veered toward th...

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