As the warmer months approach...I would like to shed some light on the benefits of fruits and vegetables for all of us, especially our little ones. Did you know that when the USDA speaks of "safe" (whatever that means) levels of pesticides in our food, they are speaking in volumes for grown adults? These foods have dangerous amounts of pesticides for our little growing babies....and are dangerous for everyone...don't let them fool you.
Support your local farmers this year and every year by buying organic fruits and vegetables.. I will list the top 12 dirty dozen with the highest amount of pesticides and then list the cleanest 12. Keep in mind that "cleanest" means there is still a trace of them...
Potatoes is #13, but is also high in pesticide residue
See if this alarms you....
Strawberries consistently show high levels of fungicides. Two of these, captan and iprodione, are classified by the EPA as probable human carcinogens.
Peaches can contain a heavy dose of the cancer causing fungicides captan and iprodione, and the neurotoxic pesticide methyl parathion.
Celery is a major source of exposure to neurotoxic pesticides and the probable human carcinogen, chlorthalonil.
Green beans are also a major source of the cancer causing fungicides chlorthalonil and mancozeb, the neurotoxin methamidophos, and the endocrine disrupter endosulfan.
And we wonder why so many people get Cancer???
Grapes (US only)
Here is the link for more details on the dirty dozen
For all sorts of interesting information, here is a link for health news regarding food-there is ALOT of interesting reading here...get ready to be shocked!
Here's to your health!