Pesticides and Potatoes

    Who would have guessed? The humble potato ranks among the worst offenders for pesticide contamination. Potatoes are routinely treated with fungicide to prevent blight, and again after harvest, to discourage sprouting. Now, Monsanto is pushing a GM potato, marketed under the—cynical—label “Naturemark.” Linden Hills Co-op offers only organically grown, non-GMO, potatoes.