What's on my food?

What's on my food?

Monocultures depends heavily on application of pesticides and herbicides. The U.S. in particular lags behind industrialized nations on regulation of pesticide use.  Whatsonmyfood.org is a database that links pesticide residue data with pesticide toxicology in order to make information about pesticides widely available and easily digestible. As the Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen has widely publicized, some conventional food products carry more pesticide residue than others. While it's important to familiarize yourself with the Dirty Dozen if you buy conventionally grown food products, whatsonmyfood.org allows for a more in depth exploration of pesticide residue and the comparative toxicity of different pesticides. 

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