Irrelevant to you, informative for some. It's like cancer, you may have a 1 in a million chance of getting it, but what if you're the 1 in the million? so yea, even w/o knowing the concentration of a pesticide, I'm going to buy the organic blueberries over the conventional berries if I have the money and the choice, and since I bought a V and not an f800gs, I have the $.
I'm not panicking either, but your reaction seems like I may have touched a nerve. I find it funny that lots of people react this way, think of the folks who say global warming doesn't exist....
"Crap," yea, harbors lots of bugs, so you have to pay attention to washing all your organic fresh stuff. Hep A sux. The other thing I found out recently was that washing fruits/veg, even in soap, doesn't remove as much pesticide residue as one might think. Environmental Working Group, I think, also puts out a chart that shows which fruits/vegs are relatively safe to eat, like broccoli. If I was a bug, I'd find something a little tastier, myself.
Originally Posted by 80-watt Hamster
While I'm not a proponent of widespread pesticide use, the linked page is largely irrelevant given the general lack of context. So captan, for example, is found on 40% of frozen blueberries. Ok, in what typical concentration? What level of concentration is dangerous? Does the residue have the same toxicity as the original chemical? Etc. I'm all for reduction in chemical use, but pardon me for not panicking.
And re: food grown in crap: manure (preferably composted) has been used as a fertilizer over the entire history of agriculture. Oversaturation will give you issues with nitrate levels (I think it's nitrates; been off the farm for awhile), particularly runoff in the water supply, but basically crap (compost) = bonus nutrients. Win.