I was very intrigued having heard @GHGGuru yet again debunk livestock emissions theories at #WDMC19 but I'd love to hear Dr. Mitloehner's response to this white paper (I found a few errors in it myself!) https://t.co/DxtJ1grZvc
Time for my annual reminder that the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists put out by the Environmental Working Group are completely misleading and pointless.
1. They report amounts of pesticides used in conventional agriculture, but completely neglect to measure pesticides used in organic farming. (Yes, pesticides are used in organic farming. No, they aren't necessarily safer or better than those used in non-organic agriculture.)
2. The amounts detected are way, wayyyyy below the amounts that have been deemed safe by the EPA. Note: the levels set by the EPA actually include long-term exposure to address potential accumulation effects.
3. Like, it's virtually impossible to ingest enough of these pesticide residues to a point that they would cause negative health effects. Play around with the Safe Fruits and Veggies Calculator (http://safefruitsandveggies.com) and see just how many servings of "dirty" fruit or vegetable you'd have to eat to reach those levels. You're going to be really gassy. Just saying.