Dirty Dozen: Fruits and Veggies with Most Pesticides

A display of fruits and vegetables on a wooden table, all visibly rotted with mold, dark spots, and shriveled skin, including strawberries, spinach, kale, collard greens, peaches, pears, nectarines, apples, grapes, bell peppers, hot peppers, cherries, blueberries, and green beans, in a bright kitchen setting.

Buying organic produce can be a bit pricier than non-organic options. However, knowing which fruits and vegetables are most likely to contain pesticides can help you make smarter choices about which organic items to prioritize. This is where the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) “Dirty Dozen” list comes in handy. Understanding the Dirty Dozen The EWG … Read more

PFAS Poisoned Milk and Food

Woman holding glass of milk holding her nose. Text says "PFAS IN MILK"

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tightened regulations on forever chemicals, also known as PFAS in drinking water in April. With this action, the health hazards that these chemicals pose to about 100 million Americans will be reduced. There are no federal rules addressing PFAS in food, which has caused serious worries among scientists and people … Read more

Plastic Particles In Bottled Water Can Be Harmful

Illustration of microplastic particles on a human finger with plastic water bottles in the background.

In an era where environmental conservation and health awareness are at their peak, recent scientific revelations about the presence of microplastics and nanoplastics in our daily consumables, particularly bottled water, have sparked a global conversation on food safety and public health. Extensive research, including groundbreaking studies published in prestigious journals such as PNAS, has unearthed … Read more