posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 01:11 PM
got this link sent to me by a friend, we both grow as much of our own veg as we can... however there are still some fruit & veg that will not grow
where we live, (an island off the west coast of scotland) so we have to venture to the ridiculously priced local shop to buy the extras...
thought i should share this with you as i think its important to try and eat as best as you can for your own health & wellbeing... and also i dont
think anyone would like to suffer from Organophosphate poisoning.....
regular consumption of these pesticides aint gonna do you any good....
The U.S. and international government agencies have linked pesticides to health problems spanning brain and nervous system toxicity, cancer,
hormonal disruption and skin, eye and lung irritation.
I'm thankful that there are organisations out there like the EWG keeping track of what is actually contained in our foods....
For the eighth year in a row, the Environmental Watch Group (EWG) has published an updated ‘shopper’s guide’ based on a comprehensive
analysis of government pesticide testing data of 45 different fruit and vegetables. The guide includes the ‘dirty dozen:’ the twelve foods most
commonly contaminated with pesticides, as well as the ‘clean fifteen:’ the fifteen least contaminated foods.
The Dirty Dozen:
Sweet bell peppers
Plus 2 more to add to the dirty dozen:
Green beans Kale/Collard Greens
Going into a little more detail for the dirty dozen, 100 percent of imported nectarines tested positive for pesticides, as well as 98% of apples
and 96% of plums. Grapes had 15 pesticides in a single sample, while blueberries and strawberries each had 13. As an entire category, grape samples
contained 64 different pesticides; bell peppers had 88 different residues, cucumbers 81 and lettuce 78.
The Clean Fifteen:
Highlights of the clean fifteen include pineapples, in which fewer than 10% of samples contained pesticides, mangoes and kiwis, both of which were
completely free of pesticides more than 75% of the time, and watermelon and domestic cantaloupe over 60% of the time. Among vegetables, no samples of
sweet corn and onions had more than one pesticide and more than 90% of cabbage, asparagus, sweet peas, eggplant and sweet potato samples contained no
more than one pesticide.
thanks for reading and let others know...!