Apples made the top of the list for produce containing pesticide residue, but how much is unsafe?
June 19, 2012 Consumers get agitated when they see apples, celery and red peppers singled out for containing the most pesticide residue. Scientists say it's not such a big deal because the pesticide levels are extremely low.
One class of insecticides makes an entire corn plant poisonous to many insects that feed on it, including bees.
March 29, 2012 Two new studies, published in the prestigious journal Science, suggest that one class of insecticides poses a more serious threat to bees than government regulators realized.
Bedbug insecticide products are displayed at a bedbug summit in Illinois.
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September 23, 2011 Some people are taking bedbug control into their own hands, buying and administering pesticides in their homes. But a report from the CDC that dozens people have been sicked from overusing or misusing the chemicals.
Kevin Gomes shops for produce at Pacifica Farmers Market in Pacifica, Calif., in March.
July 20, 2011 A solid majority of American say they prefer to eat organic over non-organic food. But the fondness for organic food isn't universal. Older people don't care for it nearly as much as the rest of the population. And the cost of organic food is an issue.
Sugarsnap peas are ready for harvest at the Many Hands Organic Farm in Barre, Mass., in the summer of 2009.
June 17, 2011 A recently released report on pesticide residues found that about 20 percent of organic lettuce tested positive for pesticides. How could that be? We talked with the University of Minnesota's Jeff Gillman about the state of organic farming.
A pesticide sprayer rolls through an apple orchard.
June 13, 2011 An advocacy group came up with a shopping guide for consumers concerned about pesticide residues in produce. The group's "Dirty Dozen" is headlined by apples, celery and strawberries. The fruits and vegetables lowest in pesticides were led by onions, sweet corn and pineapples.
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