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The most sprayed fruits and vegetables of pesticides

The most sprayed fruits and vegetables of pesticides

The doubt that now assails us when we buy fruit and vegetables (not organic) is always the same: how many poisons are we eating?
But there are those who think about us and now some foundations and international organizations are dealing with this problem. These include the Environmental Working Group, which is a non-profit and non-party organization dedicated to the protection of human health and the environment. This organization, with its annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides, brings out the most pesticide fruits and vegetables, while making a list of the safest ones, with the aim of helping consumers in their purchase choices but also to direct them. to buy organic products.
Among the most treated products emerge apples but other products do not even joke. For example, a single sample of grapes often contains as many as 15 pesticides, while (and someone would not expect it) a medium-sized potato has more pesticides by weight than any other food. Or you can verify that a single sample of celery, cherry tomatoes, imported peas and strawberries can contain 13 different pesticides per person. In short, there is no joke since the political world (which eats) seems not to be interested in this problem too much. But let’s see now the two blackboards; those of the bad guys and those of the good guys
Fruits and vegetables with more pesticides are:

  1. Apples
  2. Strawberries
  3. Grapes
  4. Celery
  5. Peaches
  6. Spinach
  7. Peppers
  8. Nectarines (especially imported ones)
  9. Cucumbers
  10. Cherry tomato
  11. Peas (especially imported ones)
  12. Potatoes
  13. Chili pepper
  14. Verza

Fruits and vegetables with less pesticides are instead:

  1. Avocado
  2. Sweet corn
  3. Pineapple
  4. White cabbage
  5. Peas (deep-frozen)
  6. Onions
  7. Asparagus
  8. Mango
  9. Papaya
  10. Kiwi
  11. Eggplant
  12. Grapefruit
  13. Cantaloupe
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Sweet potatoes

At this point the question is: these are rather well known and official data, at least for the insiders, we have to continue this way on this path, or we start to pose real and real problems to the issue.

Guido Bissanti

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