Environmental Working Group's annual organic food public relations piece, its 'Dirty Dozen' list, is out, and blueberries are the new target for their clients.

EWG produces the Dirty Dozen list by looking at USDA data on pesticides and suggesting detection of a pesticide will give you cancer.

Forget their non-existent command of science, this annual fraud is egregious because they don't list the pesticides used by their clients. Organic pesticides, which can be up to 600 percent higher than conventional, are not included. If they were, the entire Dirty Dozen list would be organic produce.

The goal is simple; sell more organic industry food, and continue to grow the $120 billion industry that President Bill Clinton essentially created when he told his USDA to create a "certified" organic standard and, weirdly, to let a panel of lobbyists, marketing heads, and sellers exempt whatever they wanted while still being called organic. Dozens and dozens of synthetic ingredients are allowed to be called organic because they don't have an alternative.

The problem EWG creates promoting anti-science nonsense this is more damaging than someone not purchasing affordable kale; poor people duped by CNN coverage of this rubbish may think if they can't afford overpriced placebos they shouldn't buy vegetables and fruit at all.

“Pesticides are toxic by design,” said Jane Houlihan, former senior vice president of research for EWG. “They are intended to harm living organisms, and this inherent toxicity has implications for children’s health, including potential risk for hormone dysfunction, cancer, and harm to the developing brain and nervous system.”

She is right, they kill target organisms. The problem with her credibility is that while she was getting paid by EWG, she ignored that their chief pesticide, copper sulfate, is far more damaging to marine life than modern products such as glyphosate and atrazine. Yet it is sprayed so much due to low efficacy - which EWG continues to ignore.

Yet CNN quotes Alexis Temkin, PhD, an EWG employee, claiming people need to buy organic. Her role is Senior Toxicologist despite having no degree or experience in chemistry or toxicology. Which makes her the ideal EWG evangelist.