Seriously? The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) is launching a campaign encouraging consumers to eat more fruits and veggies, regardless of pesticide content. The group is targeting the Environmental Working Group’s shopping guide, claiming that their Dirty Dozen list is causing Americans to eat fewer fruits and veggies.
Not surprisingly, Planet Green reports that the AFF is “an industry front group for more than 50 industrial farms, pesticide and fertilizer interests.”
I’m having flashbacks to a certain Sweet Surprise from the corn lobby.
The group is claiming that the Dirty Dozen list misleads consumers and isn’t based on sufficient evidence, and they’ve launched a website, Safe Fruits and Veggies, targeting the 12 sorts of produce that EWG says are the most pesticide-laden.
Nevermind that these toxic chemicals are killing the soil and that many have been found to be carcinogenic. Let’s undo years’ worth of consumer education, so that we can sell more pesticides and fertilizer!
Source: Planet Green
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