Filed Under: Organic Activists

Alar Alarm All Over Again

The radically anti-pesticide nannies at the Environmental Working Group (EWG) are trying to scare people into buying organic produce, specifically apples. EWG has issued a new report that some Washington state apples contain traces of pesticides, but the report does not accuse apple growers of violating any Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. EWG Analyst Todd Hettenbach says, “We hope that supermarkets will take the lead, but until then EWG will be testing foods for pesticides and telling consumers what we find.” Memo to EWG: The EPA already tests apples and it says residual pesticides are within allowable limits. (“Environmental group finds some apples contain what it considers unsafe pesticide levels,” Associated Press, 4/4/00.)

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