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    feather friend New Member

    :D According to the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit research group based in Washington, D.C., this is a list of several High-Pesticide foods , along with their alternatives for obtaining the main nutrient at a low pesticide risk. I have listed all that were available, so there may be some that are not suitable for birds.

    High-Pesticide Food: Strawberries
    Main Nutrient: Vitamin C
    Healthy Alternatives: Blueberries, raspberries, oranges, grapefruit, kiwifruit, watermelon

    High-Pesticide Food: Bell peppers
    Main Nutrient: Vitamin C
    Healthy Alternatives: Green peas, broccoli, romaine, lettuce

    High-Pesticide Food: Spinach
    Main Nutrient: Vitamins A and C
    Healthy Alternatives: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, asparagus

    High-Pesticide Food: Cherries
    Main Nutrient: Vitamin C
    Healthy Alternatives: Oranges, blueberries, raspberries, kiwifruit, blackberries, grapefruit

    High-Pesticide Food: Peaches
    Main Nutrient: Vitamins A and C
    Healthy Alternatives: Nectarines, watermelon, tangerines, oranges, grapefruit

    High-Pesticide Food: Mexican cantaloupe
    Main Nutrient: Vitamins A and C
    and potassium Healthy Alternatives: U.S. cantaloupe grown from May to December, watermelon

    High-Pesticide Food: Celery
    Main Nutrient: Carotenoids
    Healthy Alternatives: Carrots, broccoli, radishes, romaine lettuce

    High-Pesticide Food: Apples
    Main Nutrient: Vitamin C
    Healthy Alternatives: Watermelon, nectarines, bananas, tangerines

    High-Pesticide Food: Apricots
    Main Nutrient: Vitamins A an C and potassium
    Healthy Alternatives: Nectarines, watermelon, oranges, tangerines

    High-Pesticide Food: Green beans
    Main Nutrient: Potassium
    Healthy Alternatives: Green peas, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, asparagus
     

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