Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska

Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska

Concerned About Pesticides? Don't Be!

April 28, 2014Food

Our friends at Best Food Facts rely on food experts to give them solid science, which ultimately helps readers sort through the gobs of information available about food. They took this approach when they investigated the level of pesticide residues on some of our favorite organic and conventional fruits and veggies.

One of their go-to resources is the annual Pesticide Data Program (PDP) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Access the PDP’s report.

Another Best Food Facts favorite is this handy pesticide residue calculator that tells you how many servings of the fruit or veggie of your choice you can eat without being concerned about pesticides. This one comes from the Alliance for Food and Farming – a non-profit organization comprised of both organic and conventional farmers. And don’t forget to wash your fruits and vegetables before eating them!