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Celery, peaches and strawberries are the most contaminated by pesticides
The most pesticide-prone produce? Celery, peaches and strawberries top the “dirty dozen” list.
The Environmental Working Group, a U.S. non-profit health-oriented organization, has released its latest shoppers’ guide to pesticides: the dozen fruits and vegetables found to be the most chemically contaminated — even after washing and peeling — and the 15 found to be the cleanest.
Here is the “Dirty Dozen” list, according to the Environmental Working Group:
7. bell peppers
12. imported grapes
Originally posted by TiredofControlFreaks
You all carry on paying premium prices for "organic food"
Tired of Control Freaks
Originally posted by Aslpride
reply to post by TiredofControlFreaks
Fine, you want proof? Here it is.
"The study found that organic fruit and vegetables contained as much as 40% more antioxidants, which scientists believe can cut the risk of cancer and heart disease, Britain’s biggest killers. They also had higher levels of beneficial minerals such as iron and zinc."
The proof that process to grow organic vegetables and fruits come with quality. The information can be found in this link.
Fear of pesticides is good, look at this link.
Cancer rate will increase to 45 percent by 2030. Here's link. You claim that we are in better health than past and yet, the scientists give concern about cancer rate. Bottom line, too many pesticides in our foods that degraded the nutrition in the foods. As mention above, organic have better nutrition and can fight cancer and other diseases in our body. Fear? Yes, cancer is real and it's growing. My grandma and several friends died by cancer. Don't tell us that we live in fear of illusion. Cancer isn't illusion and organics have better nutrition aren't illusion either.
Bottom line, whether new pesticide never be a good news. None of pesticides are good or safe.