Washing Shop-Bought Fruit and Vegetables
Reducing Exposure to Harmful Pesticides
Taking care of our health is essential. And we can start by reducing our exposure to harmful chemicals such as pesticides. Although we cannot avoid breathing in certain chemicals, we can minimise our intake by following some simple tips on washing fruits and vegetables. Whether you prefer to buy conventional or organic produce, it’s important to wash shop-bought products before cooking or eating them.
Why are pesticides used in the first place?
Pesticides are used in conventional farming to control pests, disease carriers, weeds, insect infestations, and diseases. Unfortunately, human exposure to chemical pesticides is linked to a higher risk of chronic diseases. Illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, asthma, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and many others.
The following article provides tips on how to wash vegetables and fruits properly to help protect yourself and loved ones.
A different agricultural model is possible!
“The solution is an agriculture that is able to thrive without toxic chemicals… that relies on biodiversity and climate-friendly farming methods will ensure the adequate nutrition of people today and in the future.. an agriculture that preserves the invaluable diversity of natural environments, food and rural traditions in Europe”. – Save bees and farmers.