Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pesticide-Laced Food

While I'm on the topic of organics, shaun twittered about this site yesterday. It's a real eye-opener:
What's On My Food?

It's an easy-to-use database of pesticides in conventional foods, relative to organic foods. It doesn't address quantities, just presence (that I can tell). But in answer to the question, "How much pesticide exposure is too much?" It says:
"Depends on the pesticide. Depends on the person. Depends on the timing."
So it's a difficult question to answer. Even if we're not in a position to supply organics to most people, we could at least petition government agencies to require more judicious use of pesticides.

Here's what's in an apple:

To see the rest of this list, visit What's On My Food?, and select "Apples" from the menu on the righthand side.

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