Chemicals in my food? How do people know for sure?. The Dirty Dozen. “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen”. Dirty Dozen. Clean Fifteen. Onions Avocadoes Sweet corn Pineapples Mangos Sweet peas Asparagus Kiwi fruit Cabbage Eggplant Cantaloupe Watermelon Grape fruit Sweet potatoes
The Dirty Dozen
Also, According to agricultural chemical usage statistics from USDA, herbicides were applied to 98% of corn acreage and 96% of soybean acreage in 2001.
http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/ag101/printcrop.html - major
Reflection for your Journal
What areas of food production has this presentation made you have questions about?
Organic, conventional, GMOs?
Pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides?
Chemical measuring methods?
Write one detailed and specific question about this presentation that you would like for the teacher to answer?