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Re: [fukuoka_farming] Pesticides in fruits

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  • yarrow@sfo.com
    At 11:02 PM -0800 2/28/09, Damodara Das wrote: I wanted to know the level of pesticide usage in the following Fruits generally available in the market:
    Message 1 of 7 , Mar 1, 2009
      At 11:02 PM -0800 2/28/09, Damodara Das wrote:
      I wanted to know the level of pesticide usage in the following
      Fruits generally available in the market:

      Pomogranates.
      Mangoes
      Papaya
      Banana
      Anjeer
      Custard apples
      Potatoes
      Chikoo
      Apples
      Oranges

      Which of these are comparatively safe to eat?
      You can also recommend some fruits available in the market that are
      comparatively safe to eat.
      >>

      In the United States, research done by the Environmental Working
      Group some years ago is often quoted. According to this research,
      mango, papaya, and banana have relatively few pesticide residues;
      oranges a little more; and apples and potatoes have some of the
      highest pesticide residues, so should be organically grown as much as
      possible. This study did not test anjeer, custard apples, chikoo, or
      pomegranates.

      I assume the list would differ for different countries.

      The "dirty dozen" list appears in newspapers and magazines:

      foodnews.org

      RANK FRUIT OR VEGGIE SCORE
      1 (worst) Peaches 100 (highest pesticide load)
      2 Apples 96
      3 Sweet Bell Peppers 86
      4 Celery 85
      5 Nectarines 84
      6 Strawberries 83
      7 Cherries 75
      8 Lettuce 69
      9 Grapes - Imported 68
      10 Pears 65
      11 Spinach 60
      12 Potatoes 58



      The Full List: 43 Fruits & Veggies
      13 Carrots 57
      14 Green Beans 55
      15 Hot Peppers 53
      16 Cucumbers 52
      17 Raspberries 47
      18 Plums 46
      19 Oranges 46
      20 Grapes-Domestic 46
      21 Cauliflower 39
      22 Tangerine 38
      23 Mushrooms 37
      24 Cantaloupe 34
      25 Lemon 31
      26 Honeydew Melon 31
      27 Grapefruit 31
      28 Winter Squash 31
      29 Tomatoes 30
      30 Sweet Potatoes 30
      31 Watermelon 25
      32 Blueberries 24
      33 Papaya 21
      34 Eggplant 19
      35 Broccoli 18
      36 Cabbage 17
      37 Bananas 16
      38 Kiwi 14
      39 Asparagus 11
      40 Sweet Peas-Frozen 11
      41 Mango 9
      42 Pineapples 7
      43 Sweet Corn-Frozen 2
      44 Avocado 1
      45 (best) Onions 1 (lowest pesticide load)

      Note: We ranked a total of 44 different fruits and vegetables but
      grapes are listed twice because we looked at both domestic and
      imported samples.

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    • yarrow@sfo.com
      At 2:38 PM -0800 3/1/09, La Clarine Farm wrote: Do you have experience with older apple varieties that may be less susceptible to all those common apple
      Message 2 of 7 , Mar 1, 2009
        At 2:38 PM -0800 3/1/09, La Clarine Farm wrote:
        Do you have experience with older apple varieties that may be less
        susceptible to all those common apple ailments? I am wondering if those
        older cultivars might be easier to grow naturally.
        >>

        Nursery catalogs give this info sometimes. For example, see
        treesofantiquity.com

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      • La Clarine Farm
        Jeff (or anyone), Do you have experience with older apple varieties that may be less susceptible to all those common apple ailments? I am wondering if those
        Message 3 of 7 , Mar 1, 2009
          Jeff (or anyone),

          Do you have experience with older apple varieties that may be less
          susceptible to all those common apple ailments? I am wondering if those
          older cultivars might be easier to grow naturally.

          -Hank

          Jeff wrote:
          >
          > apples are relatively high on the pesticide use as well, due to the
          > many diseases that affect this crop.... although organic apples do
          > exist...
          >
          >
          >
          >
        • Venkat Rao Jaladi
            Dear Damodara das I have no idea how much content pesticide residue is there in the fruits you have asked. I personally we all know that pesticide residues
          Message 4 of 7 , Mar 1, 2009
             
            Dear Damodara das

            I have no idea how much content pesticide residue is there in the fruits you have asked. I personally we all know that pesticide residues are having a lot of effect on the human health no matter they are in high in residue or low. I better prefer if we can buy the fruits with our local farmers who are growing natural way. I am sure there will be somebody around our area. it is waste of our time discussing about these chemicals and pesticides. the reason  is we know that they are harmful. Instead we think about our natural farming and follow it and grow the best product for our familys and for the society.



            ________________________________
            From: Damodara Das <damodara.bvks@...>
            To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Sunday, March 1, 2009 4:02:30 PM
            Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Pesticides in fruits


            Dear Group members.
            Hare Krishna

               I wanted to know the level of pesticide usage in the following Fruits generally available in the market:

            Pomogranates.
            Mangoes
            Papaya
            Banana
            Anjeer
            Custard apples
            Potatoes
            Chikoo
            Apples
            Oranges

            Which of these are comparatively safe to eat?
            You can also recommend some fruits available in the market that are comparatively safe to eat.

            Thankyou,
            Damodara Das.
            09426577317

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          • Damodara Das
            Are these research experiment results applicable in India also? Here in Gujarat, India, the local farmers report many opposite results in terms of pesticide
            Message 5 of 7 , Mar 2, 2009
              Are these research experiment results applicable in India also?
              Here in Gujarat, India, the local farmers report many opposite results in terms of pesticide sprays.
              For example, the local farmers here report maximum sprays in Eggplant, Cauliflower, Cabbage which is opposite to the result of environmental working group.
              Also for Spinach, Carrot local farmers here report very less sprays which is contrary to the research.

              Waiting for your reply.
              Damodar Das
              +91 9426577317




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              From: "yarrow@..." <yarrow@...>
              To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Monday, March 2, 2009 3:24:49 AM
              Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Pesticides in fruits


              At 11:02 PM -0800 2/28/09, Damodara Das wrote:
              I wanted to know the level of pesticide usage in the following
              Fruits generally available in the market:

              Pomogranates.
              Mangoes
              Papaya
              Banana
              Anjeer
              Custard apples
              Potatoes
              Chikoo
              Apples
              Oranges

              Which of these are comparatively safe to eat?
              You can also recommend some fruits available in the market that are
              comparatively safe to eat.
              >>

              In the United States, research done by the Environmental Working
              Group some years ago is often quoted. According to this research,
              mango, papaya, and banana have relatively few pesticide residues;
              oranges a little more; and apples and potatoes have some of the
              highest pesticide residues, so should be organically grown as much as
              possible. This study did not test anjeer, custard apples, chikoo, or
              pomegranates.

              I assume the list would differ for different countries.

              The "dirty dozen" list appears in newspapers and magazines:

              foodnews.org

              RANK FRUIT OR VEGGIE SCORE
              1 (worst) Peaches 100 (highest pesticide load)
              2 Apples 96
              3 Sweet Bell Peppers 86
              4 Celery 85
              5 Nectarines 84
              6 Strawberries 83
              7 Cherries 75
              8 Lettuce 69
              9 Grapes - Imported 68
              10 Pears 65
              11 Spinach 60
              12 Potatoes 58

              The Full List: 43 Fruits & Veggies
              13 Carrots 57
              14 Green Beans 55
              15 Hot Peppers 53
              16 Cucumbers 52
              17 Raspberries 47
              18 Plums 46
              19 Oranges 46
              20 Grapes-Domestic 46
              21 Cauliflower 39
              22 Tangerine 38
              23 Mushrooms 37
              24 Cantaloupe 34
              25 Lemon 31
              26 Honeydew Melon 31
              27 Grapefruit 31
              28 Winter Squash 31
              29 Tomatoes 30
              30 Sweet Potatoes 30
              31 Watermelon 25
              32 Blueberries 24
              33 Papaya 21
              34 Eggplant 19
              35 Broccoli 18
              36 Cabbage 17
              37 Bananas 16
              38 Kiwi 14
              39 Asparagus 11
              40 Sweet Peas-Frozen 11
              41 Mango 9
              42 Pineapples 7
              43 Sweet Corn-Frozen 2
              44 Avocado 1
              45 (best) Onions 1 (lowest pesticide load)

              Note: We ranked a total of 44 different fruits and vegetables but
              grapes are listed twice because we looked at both domestic and
              imported samples.

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