The truth is, no matter how you wash your non-organic fruits and vegetables, you are likely coming into contact with these cancer-causing agents. Keep in mind also that some plants absorb pesticides systemically, so no amount of washing will rid them of the poison. But riding to the rescue is the non-profit Environmental Working Group, which compiles a list each year of fruits and vegetables they test for pesticides and herbicides, the results of which they use to compile their “Dirty Dozen” list of the fruits and vegetables that carry the most residue.
The Growing Weight of Glyphosate Toxicity Katy Agruiera Weeds are tough; they grow everywhere, competing for water and nutrients with crops. If left alone, they proliferate and take over. Anyone who tries to keep a neat, green lawn can tell you that weeds are a threat to that endeavor. Any farmer will tell you that weeds present a challenge to producing the food we eat.… Read the rest
The FDA announced that it will develop plans to monitor the presence of glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world, in foods sometime soon. Calling the issue “sensitive”, the Agency declined to offer specifics but said that monitored foods would “include soybeans, corn, milk, and eggs among other potential foods” according to FDA spokesperson Lauren Sucher. More than 92% of all corn grown in the US and 94% of all soybeans are GMO* along with sugar beets, rice, rape (canola) seed, potatoes, cotton (seed oil used in food), papaya, eggplant, okra and more.… Read the rest