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Food news. Testing . Nectarines had the highest percentage of samples test positive for pesticides (97.3%) Peaches (96.7%) Apples (94.1%) Peaches had the highest likelihood of multiple pesticides on a single sample - 87.0 percent had two or more pesticide residues nectarines (85.3 %)

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Testing
Testing

  • Nectarines had the highest percentage of samples test positive for pesticides (97.3%)

  • Peaches (96.7%)

  • Apples (94.1%)

  • Peaches had the highest likelihood of multiple pesticides on a single sample - 87.0 percent had two or more pesticide residues

  • nectarines (85.3 %)

  • apples (82.3 %)


Fruits
fruits

  • Peaches and apples had the most pesticides detected on a single sample, with nine pesticides on a single sample

  • strawberries and imported grapes detected eight pesticides were found on a single sample of each fruit.


Vegetables
vegetables

  • Sweet bell peppers, celery, kale, lettuce, and carrots are the vegetables most likely to expose consumers to pesticides.

  • Celery had the highest of percentage of samples test positive for pesticides (94.1%)

  • sweet bell peppers (81.5 %)

  • carrots (82.3 %)


Single vegetable
Single vegetable

  • Sweet bell peppers had the most pesticides detected on a single sample (11 found on one sample)

  • kale (10 found on one sample)

  • lettuce and celery (both with 9).


Least likely to have pesticides
Least likely to have pesticides

  • onions

  • sweet corn

  • asparagus

  • sweet peas

  • cabbage

  • eggplant

  • broccoli

  • tomatoes

  • sweet potatoes.


Food news

  • asparagus, sweet corn, and onions had no detectable residues on 90 percent or more of the samples.

  • Broccoli had the most pesticides found on a single type of vegetable, with up to 28 pesticides


Food news