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GOOD NEWS : MANGOES MAKE THE LIST OF CLEANEST PRODUCE IN 2014
















“EWG’s Shopper’s Guide helps people find conventional fruits and vegetables with low concentrations of pesticide residues,” said Sonya Lunder, EWG’s senior analyst and principal author of the report, adding: 




“If a particular item is likely to be high in pesticides, people can go for organic…For decades, various toxic pesticides were claimed to be ‘safe’ — until they weren’t, and either banned or phased out because they posed risks to people. While regulators and scientists debate these and other controversies about pesticide safety, EWG will continue drawing attention to the fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide loads.”
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The 15 Cleanest and 12 Most Pesticide-Laden Produce of 2014






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APRIL 30, 2014









Mike Barrett | NaturalSociety | 30th April 2014





 




It is no secret that conventional produce is soaked with health- and environmentally-hazardous pesticides. 




Unless you’re going organic, every fruit and vegetable you buy comes with a dose of poisonous chemicals, though not all produce suffers from the same level of toxicity. 





This is why the Environmental Working Group releases a list of the 12 most pesticide-laden fruit and vegetables every year, along with the 15 cleanest. 






Now the organization released the 2014 version of it’s ‘Shopper’s Guide to Pesticide in Produce’.






Pesticide exposure is a major concern today. Passed in 1996, the Food Quality Protection Act led to a dramatic improvement in protecting the public from toxic pesticides. 




The Environmental Protection Agency has been responsible for protecting the masses, especially children, from harmful levels of pesticide for about 2 decades. But that wasn’t enough. 





Today, over 1 billion pounds of pesticides are used in the United States alone every year, leading to numerous health and environmental consequences.







Among the many negative effects of pesticides, research has found that these chemicals can lead to cancer, birth defects, infertility, kidney failure, and much more. Monsanto’s Bt toxins are killing human embryo cells, while RoundUp and glyphosate are leading to a kidney disease epidemic in poor farming regions. It is for these reasons, among others, that individuals are looking to buy produce free of pesticides; it is also one of many reasons people oppose GMO crops, which require more pesticides than you can imagine.








But even then, not everyone wants to spend more than needed on healthful, organic food. Well, now you can choose to go organic when selecting the most toxic of produce, and stick with conventional when shopping for something on the ‘Clean Fifteen’ list. 







Here are the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and ‘Clean Fifteen’.




The Dirty Dozen


The Environmental Working Group found these 12 pieces of produce to be most toxic:


1. Apples

2. Strawberries

3. Grapes

4. Celery

5. Peaches

6. Spinach

7. Sweet Bell Peppers

8. Nectarins – Imported

9. Cucumbers

10. Cherry Tomatoes

11. Snap Peas – Imported

12. Potatoes








The Clean Fifteen


The EWG found that the produce listed below are the least likely to hold pesticides residues, and have tested low for total pesticide concentration:








** No single fruit sample from the “Clean Fifteen” list tested positive for more than four types of pesticides.


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1. Avocados

2. Sweet corn

3. Pineapples

4. Cabbage

5. Frozen sweet peas

6. Onions

7. Asparagus

8. Mangoes

9. Papayas

10. Kiwis

11. Eggplant

12. Grapefruit

13. Cantaloupe

14. Cauliflower

15. Sweet potatoes










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The Chaunsa has a Brix rating in the 22 degree level which is unheard of!
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Alphonso





Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia








Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 


It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

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Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.



However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.




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