It’s Farmer’s Market season. Eating fruits and vegetables is a great way to support good health. However, the fresh produce you purchase may be covered with pesticide residue, if it’s not certified organic.
Produce grown in the United States may actually have more pesticide residue than produce grown in other parts of the world. Buying organic vegetables and fruit reduces the exposure but does not eliminate it. Cross contamination could come from neighboring fields, continued presence of persistent pesticides in the soil, or the accidental or fraudulent use of pesticides.