James N. Klapthor

When the Associated Press needed the lowdown on higher-than-expected levels of pesticides found on organic produce, it went to IFT Food Science Communicator Carl Winter, University of California–Davis. The story, based on a Consumers Union–led study of government-collected information, revealed that 23% of organic fruits and vegetables contained pesticide residue, while 73% of conventionally grown produce showed signs of such residue.

Without debating whether one type of produce—organic or conv…

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