by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:
Having a nutrient rich dinner tonight? Want a salad? Choosing healthful ingredients like kale, spinach, tomatoes, and cucumbers?
Here’s the sad truth: unless that salad is organic, those healthful-sounding ingredients could contain more pesticide residue than nearly anything else on the produce aisle. Sure, Big Agri will tell you that the pesticides they use are different and that they won’t harm you, but scientific evidence does not back up their claims.
The good news is, you can avoid all that and you can also speak out by voting with your wallet.
The Environmental Working Group has announced their annual Dirty Dozen list for 2016, featuring the foods with the most pesticides. This year, there are two “bonus” foods to avoid when conventionally grown.
Here’s why you need to avoid food raised with the use of pesticides.
I looked at the sentence I just typed and thought, wow, it should be evident why we should avoid those foods. Why would we want to eat something that has been doused in a chemical that kills another organism? In what world does that possibly make sense?
But the thing is, it has become normalized. Everyone knows the plants are sprayed. Big Agri has made it seem like food simply cannot go from seed to table without a heavy, frequent dousing. Anyone who has ever raised even a tomato plant in a pot on the patio knows that is not the case, though.
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