THANK YOU FOR WATCHING “MID- MORNING.” BEFORE YOU SNACK ON STRAWBERRIES MAKE SURE YOU WASH THEM WELL. THIRD YEAR IN A ROW STRAWBERRIES ARE ON TOP OF THE DIRTY DOZEN LIST FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP. SPINACH CAME IN SECOND. THE GROUP RANKS PESTICIDE CONTAMINATION. THEY LOOK AT 49 DIFFERENT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES TESTED BY THE U.S.D.A. SOME OF THE OTHERS INCLUDE NECTARINES, APPLES AND GRAPES. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE LIST — I KNOW WHEN WE FIRST HAD KIDS MY WIFE GAVE ME A LIST SAYING THIS IS THE DIRTY DOZENS. WE WANT ORGANICS OF THIS. I DO TRY TO BUY ORGANIC STRAWBERRIES. WHEN YOU THINK OF THE STRAWBERRY ABSORBING ALL THE WATER FROM THE SOIL. I DO NOT BUY ORGANIC APPLES BUT I PAY ATTENTION TO THIS. IT IS HARD TO SCRUB A STRAWBERRY OR RASBERRY. I DON’T WASH ANYTHING. YOU LOVE DIRT. I’M NOT GOING TO LIVE IN FEAR OF FRUIT. I REFUSE TO DO IT. DO YOU WANT TO GET CANCER? CALM DOWN. JUST BECAUSE MY WIFE WILL STARE AT ME AND MAKE SURE I WASH IT FOR THE KIDS — I’LL RINSE THEM. WHAT IS THAT REALLY DOING? MY KID’S HANDS GO IN DISGUSTING PLACES AND RIGHT INTO THEIR MOUTHS. I DON’T THINK THEIR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE THE BIGGEST ISSUE. MY MOM, WHO IS A CANCER SURVIVOR, WHEN SHE WAS DIAGNOSED SHE CHANGED OUT HER ENTIRE ROUTINE. SHE ONLY EATS ORGANIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. SHE ONLY DRINKS ORGANIC MILK. IT IS SOMETHING SHE TAKES SERIOUSLY. SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHERE HER CANCER CAME FROM. SHE GREW UP ON A FARM WITH PESTICIDES. SHE WAS ONLY 55 WHEN SHE WAS DIAGNOSED. PEOPLE WANT TO TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION. IF YOU ARE NUMBER ONE ON THE DIRTY DOZEN LIST, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? HOW BAD IS THAT? I THINK IT IS BAD. WHY IS IT BAD? BECAUSE IT IS NUMBER ONE. SCIENTISTS HAVE TAKE AND LOOK AT THE METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH. WHAT THIS ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY GROUP DOES IS THEY LOOK AT THE PESTICIDES U.S.D.A. TESTS FOR. IT IS CALLED THE DIRTY DOZEN. YOU HAVE TO RANK IT. NUMBER ONE STILL HAS PESTICIDE LEVELS THAT ARE SO LOW, LOWER THAN ANYTHING THAT WOULD CAUSE A HUMAN RISK. BECAUSE YOU ARE THE WORSE DOESN’T NECESSARILY MEAN THAT YOU ARE BAD. I TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY. I’M CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT MY FAMILY EATS. THERE IS SO MUCH WE DON’T KNOW. THERE IS A COST FACTOR HERE. I DON’T BUY EVERYTHING ORGANIC. WHEN IT COMES TO STRAWBERRIES AND RASBERRIES I TRY TO. MY FAMILY LOVES THEM. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT YOU SHOULD EAT FRUITS AND