The truth is, no matter how you wash your non-organic fruits and vegetables, you are likely coming into contact with these cancer-causing agents. Keep in mind also that some plants absorb pesticides systemically, so no amount of washing will rid them of the poison. But riding to the rescue is the non-profit Environmental Working Group, which compiles a list each year of fruits and vegetables they test for pesticides and herbicides, the results of which they use to compile their “Dirty Dozen” list of the fruits and vegetables that carry the most residue.
In a huge blow to Monsanto, a French court has declared that French professor Gilles-Eric Séralini was in fact right when he claimed that GMO foods fed to rats caused tumors. The original article outlining the study was pulled from the journal Food and Toxicology, but only after fierce, ugly warfare being waged against the journal and Séralini by--you guessed it--Monsanto.