Taking Sides: Pesticide residues
Should consumers be concerned about pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables? The Environmental Working Group will put out its annual Shopper Guide and “Dirty Dozen” list this spring that lists the produce that the group says has the highest level of pesticide residues. EWG recommends that consumers buy organic varieties of the produce on the list. Opponents claim that this list needlessly scares consumers away from eating more fruits and vegetables.