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  1. #1 Are crops segregated according to pesticide levels? 
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    Are produce that need little pesticides grown alongside ones that require many? If so, then crops can absorb the many chemicals in the soil and be internally saturated with those, especially in the case of vegetables. That would not prevent a food from being considered low in pesticides because the test is based on surficial residue. Are conventional fruits and vegetables ever truly on the clean side?


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    Most pesticides are short lived structurally. So levels should be low to negligable by the time the produce arrives at the store


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    Thank you, Paleoichneum. Even if the pesticides eventually lose their structures, all of their chemicals remain in the crops due to not being alive. Do you mean that you think that the produce becomes less toxic because the poisons don't stay fully bound?
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    Come on this is basic chemistry. If the molecule breaks down, it is no longer the same substance. Pesticides break down into harmless compounds. Please don't be one of those "all chemicals are dangerous" loons...
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