- April 3, 2017
- Posted by: chioma
- Category: General
A is for apple―and a great deal of pesticides. As per the Nourishment and Medication Organization, more pesticides (an astounding 36) are found on apples than on some other natural product or vegetable. In one test, upwards of seven chemicals were distinguished on a solitary apple.
No natural? Peel your apples. What’s more, search for apples from New Zealand (it’s prominent on the little create stickers), which are regarded with half the same number of pesticides as those developed Stateside.
Butter and Milk
The grains that dairy cows eat are heavily treated with chemicals, which have a residual, though still notable, presence in milk and dairy products. (Milk may also contain bovine growth hormone and antibiotics.)
In a survey of 42 common vegetables, cucumbers were ranked second in cancer risk and 12th in “most contaminated food” by the Environmental Working Group, a respected public-interest group.
No organic? Peel the cucumbers, since the waxes used to make the skin shiny also tend to hold chemicals.
Because grapes ripen quickly, tend to mold, and attract insects, growers hit them with multiple applications of various chemicals. The worst are Chilean grapes, which are treated with as many as 17 of them. (Ninety percent of the grapes eaten in the United States from January to April are Chilean.)
No organic? Search out grapes grown domestically; they are treated with fewer chemicals.
The Environmental Protection Agency has more than 60 pesticides registered for use on green beans.
No organic? Choose fresh beans over canned or frozen. Wash them well.