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Washing and peeling conventional fruits and vegetables only helps to reduce the levels of pesticides that may be on the surface as reflected by USDA test data1999. As we know the pesticides needs to be toxic to kill pests, therefore potential long-term health effects of exposure to pesticides can include: cancer, neurotoxic effects and many morewiki. Under ...


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You may have answered your own question ("However, these exotic fruits originate from countries with more dubious environmental or safety standards, or without any norms or oversight whatsoever") if your goal is to eliminate toxic chemicals from your diet. The point of growing organic food is to minimize, if not eliminate, the presence of toxic chemicals (...


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