WakingTimes – April McCarthy – Organic Label Fraud – Pesticides Found On 45 Percent Of Organic Produce & 77 Percent Of Organic Grapes Test Positive – 12 June 2014

waking_times_logo_6-5-12_1The most common recommendation made by health experts in the area of produce selection is to choose “organic” varieties for maximum health benefits. We trust organic label certifications because they are supposed to comply with organic standards set by national governments and international organizations. Synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers are not allowed in organic practices, but that’s not always the case. Research by a Food Inspection Agency in Canada has found that nearly half the organic fresh fruits and vegetables tested in the past two years contained pesticide residue, violating maximum allowable limits for the presence of pesticides, the data shows.

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