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June 09, 2005

12 Least Contaminated Produce Items

[We Like It Raw] "These 12 popular fresh fruits and vegetables consistently have the lowest levels of pesticides." So, if you have to slip and go non-organic for a bit, these items will be your best bet.

Some slightly related from Technorati and Google.

[The Lumber Of The World] Horror Of USA's Depleted Uranium in Iraq Threatens World: Rokke's work in Nevada helped persuade the military that DU weapons had to be dealt with carefully. On September 16, 2002, General Eric Shinseki, the US Army chief of staff, signed Army Regulation 700-48, which sets forth strict rules for handling items, including destroyed or disabled enemy targets, that have been hit and contaminated by DU "During peacetime or as soon as operational risk permits," it states, local commanders must "identify, segregate, isolate, secure, and label all RCE [radiologically contaminated equipment]. Procedures to minimize the spread of radioactivity will be implemented as soon as possible." Under pre-existing regulations, damaged vehicles should be moved to a collection point or maintenance facility, and "covered and wrapped with canvas or plastic tarp to prevent spread of contaminants," with loose items placed in double plastic bags. Soldiers who carry out such tasks should wear protective equipment.

[The Devil you don't Know] Want some Fruit with that Big Mac?: Here's an article that I found really interesting. We had to do this project for our food nutrition class and subscribe to a few of these different food related newsletters. This article is from today's issue of Food News. It's gonna be long, so you don't have to read it, but I thought it was interesting.

[India Cool!] [My-India] 1. Did You Eat Dioxins for Breakfast? 2. Mercury Madness in India: they possess. POPs include chemicals such as pesticides, industrial chemicals, and unwanted... waste, the manufacture of chlorinated solvents and pesticides, paper and pulp mills, cement kilns... contaminated and unsafe to eat. At higher levels mercury can damage vital organs such as lungs

[Mercola.com] Toxic Chemicals Found in Nearly All Foods 12/24/00: CLICK HERE to view the Pesticide Action Network's "Nowhere to Hide" report and also browse their website for lots of excellent information on pesticides or call them at (415) 981-1771. For more information about the health effects of POPs, contact Dr. Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, of the Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility or call them at (617) 536-7033.

[Motherjones.com] Poisoned Legacy: Pesticides have been seeping into Indian cultural items for the last 200 years, according to Jessica Johnson, former conservator for the National Park Service, which administers the NAGPRA repatriation process. Researchers in the field treated artifacts with poisons including arsenic, mercury, strychnine, and DDT to preserve them against insects and rodents, she explains. Once the objects were in a museum, conservators often used more pesticides for the same reason -- preservation.

[Deepdarksee.com] Deep Dark See: 12 Most Contaminated Produce Items. Highest in Pesticides • Apples • Bell Peppers • Celery • Cherries • Grapes (imported) • Nectarines • Peaches ...

[Drgreene.com] Organic Budgeting - Dr.Greene.com: For years, shoppers have been able to look at labels to choose foods that contain less fat, cholesterol or artificial additives. But pesticides don't appear on labels (except for the lack of pesticides found in certified organic products). With the Shopper's Guide, people concerned about pesticides can make practical and delicious choices to reduce the amount of pesticides they eat.

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Posted at June 9, 2005 02:28 PM

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