Apples were the unlucky winners of an annual “Dirty Dozen” list of pesticide-contaminated produce. Strawberries, grapes, and celery came next on the 2013 list compiled by the non-profit Environmental Working Group. The others are peaches, spinach, sweet bell peppers, imported nectarines, cucumbers, potatoes, cherry tomatoes and hot peppers. Not all pesticides are of equal concern to…More
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An apple a day is a pretty broad directive, but one new variety has a target audience: The school lunchbox crowd. The crisp Opal apple, a cross between a Golden Delicious and a Topaz, is crunchy, mild, and sweet enough for anyone. But its particular appeal to kids — or to anyone turned off…More