HEALTH & FITNESS: Fruits & Veggies Full of Pesticide Residues

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 02 May 2018


If We Knew what Industrial Food and Chemicals are Doing to Us

Fruits & Veggies Full of Pesticide Residues

70 Percent of Fruit and Vegetables in the US Has Pesticide Residue,
KQED, April 10, 2018.

“...after being carefully washed or peeled, nearly 70 percent of fruit and vegetables sold in the U.S. contained pesticide residues.”

" revealed a total of 230 pesticides and pesticide breakdown products in thousands of crops that were sampled."

"...more than one-third of strawberry samples analyzed in 2016 contained 10 or more pesticide residues. More than 98 percent of apples, cherries, nectarines, peaches, potatoes, and strawberries tested positive for at least one pesticide residue."

"Spinach had almost twice as much pesticide residue by weight compared to other crops."

"...the healthy list include avocados and sweet corn, which had less than one percent of pesticide residues."

"...more than 80 percent of...pineapples, papayas, asparagus, onions and cabbage...  had no sign of pesticide residues."

"...739 samples of hot peppers contained residues of three "highly toxic" insecticides, including a neurotoxin called chlorpyrifos."

"...researchers found chlorpyrifos residue in apples, nectarines, and peaches."

"...cites two studies that link poor fertility with consuming high-residue produce."

"Women who ate two or more servings per day of high-residue produce were 26 percent less likely to have a successful pregnancy."

"...I am now more willing to pay the extra money for organic apples and strawberries than I was when we started this project."



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