For the first time in a decade, kale has made it onto the “Dirty Dozen” list of the fruits and veggies most likely to contain the highest amounts of synthetic pesticide residues. Kale slipped into the No. 3 slot on the list, right behind strawberries and spinach. The list was published Wednesday by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental organization, as part of its annual “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.” The guide also includes a “Clean Fifteen” list — the fruits and veggies least likely to be contaminated with pesticides. EWG hopes consumers will use the guide to minimize their exposure to toxic pesticides. “Fruits and vegetables are an important part of everyone’s diet, and when it comes to some conventionally grown produce items, such as kale, choosing organic may be a better option,” said Alexis Temkin, a toxicologist with EWG, in a released statement. But when … [Read more...] about Kale joins strawberries and other fruits and veggies on annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ pesticide list
Often touted for being highly nutritious, kale has joined the list of 11 other fruits and vegetables known to be “dirty,” according to an analysis by the Environmental Working Group. The watchdog group publishes its “Dirty Dozen” list annually, in which it ranks the 12 produce items that contain the highest amount of pesticide residues. The group analyzes data from the Department of Agriculture’s regular produce testing to determine the list. Ranked alongside kale on the list are strawberries, spinach, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery and potatoes. The last time kale was included in the USDA’s produce tests was 2009 and it ranked eighth on the Dirty Dozen list. “We were surprised kale had so many pesticides on it, but the test results were unequivocal,” said EWG Toxicologist Alexis Temkin in a release. More than 92 percent of kale had residue from at least two pesticides after washing and peeling the … [Read more...] about Kale Is Now One of the Most Pesticide-Contaminated Vegetables
Despite its healthy reputation, Kale joins spinach and strawberries as the top three offenders in an annual list of vegetables and fruits with the most pesticide residue. The ranking, dubbed the Dirty Dozen, is released each year by the Environmental Working Group. The nonprofit consumer advocacy organization uses more than 40,000 produce samples tested by the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in compiling its list. First washed as they would be in a consumer's kitchen, the tests detected residue from at least two or more pesticides on more than 92 percent of kale samples, some of which held residue from up to 18 pesticides. Dacthal, a chemical compound banned in Europe for a decade, was found on nearly 60 percent of the kale samples, the group said. Even as kale's popularity surged, it hasn't been included in the USDA's regular produce tests since 2009, when it ranked eighth on EWG's list, according to the group, which found pesticide … [Read more...] about Kale added to annual list of fruits and veggies with most pesticides
Cambridge native Mindy Kaling is facing some blowback for supporting embattled comedian Aziz Ansari. Over the weekend, the actress posted a photo of a ticket to Ansari’s Friday stand-up show at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, captioning the photo, “Funniest s*** ever. ❤️” The controversy surrounding Ansari stems from a January 2018 article posted on Babe.net, in which a Brooklyn photographer whose name was not revealed said Ansari sexually assaulted her in his apartment after a date. Ansari released a statement shortly afterward saying he believed their sexual interactions were “completely consensual,” but that he “took her words to heart.” The allegation drew mixed reactions at the time, with some people questioning whether it muddled the weight of the #MeToo movement. After staying out of the public eye for most of 2018, Ansari eventually returned to the stand-up scene, including performing several shows in New England. … [Read more...] about Mindy Kaling was criticized for supporting Aziz Ansari. Here’s how she responded.
On of Bollywood's famous couple, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja, who are on a romantic getaway to Los Angeles are having a gala time enjoying each and every moment together and their pictures are a proof of it. The couple who have visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Warner Bros Studio, The Last Bookstore and the later the Staples Center wherein they enjoyed a Lakers game, have been sharing unmissable pictures. Taking to Instagram, Sonam shared a picture with American actress Mindy Kaling , whom she bumped into at the Lakers game. She captioned the picture as "So last night at the game I got to meet and hang out with one of the coolest people I’ve ever met @mindykaling she’s impossibly sweet, funny and smart.. also thanks @anandahuja for taking multiple pictures of us! #everydayphenomenal #comefeelthelove." Not only her fans but even her cousin Arjun Kapoor couldn't hold his excitement and commented on her picture. He wrote, "I wanna be @mindykaling she's the … [Read more...] about Arjun Kapoor’s fanboy moment on Sonam Kapoor’s picture with Mindy Kaling