Pesticides on the Side, Please

The Relationship between Consumerism and America’s Food System.

A Report by Liz Blair

What do you get when you combine thiabendazole, phosmet, carbaryl, diazinon, and phosalone?  Many would say it sounds like a 7th grade science experiment.  This chemical experiment, however, is being performed upon humans. There are over 36 carcinogens, neurotoxins, and other harmful chemicals found in apples, grapes, carrots, and the majority of produce that is consumed daily (Andreotti, et al., 2009, 2495).  If you thought the only ingredient found in apples was apple, you better be buying organic.

Read the full report on pesticides here

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