More than 50% of fruits and vegetables contain pesticides according to UFC-Que Choisir

Eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day, says the slogan. Yes, but according to a recent study, more than 50% of fruits and vegetables contain pesticides.

It is indicated that they lead to the emergence of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic renal failure and chronic lung diseases such as asthma, Pesticides are found in fruits and vegetables in 50% of casesreveals analysis of the UFC-Que chorus.

Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic renal failure…

For her study, UFC-Que Choisir analyzed 14,000 foodstuffs and the results were impressive, as France 3 reporter Margaux Subra-Gomez noted at 1 p.m.: “The note is from pesticides (inAgriculture intense), very prevalent in our area food. (…) 51% of the fruits and vegetables analyzed by the UFC were contaminated with at least one molecule. This is especially true for products from conventional agriculture, but organic is not excluded, ”the journalist worries.

Member does not spare

At least 150 hazardous substances were identified in the tested samples … Although organic pesticides do not exclude organic products, they are contaminated at fairly low levels. The “fruits at risk” are cherries, with nearly 92% of samples analyzed containing pesticides, celery and grapefruit, as well as apples (80% of which are contaminated), grapes (77%), strawberries (76%) and green beans (74%). ), eggplant (63%), salads (58%), peppers (58%), cantaloupe (57%) and tomatoes (57%).

Apples, grapes and strawberries: bad students

Among the “good students” were cassava, kiwi and asparagus: “Health authorities now classify many of the molecules found as endocrine disrupting agents. They can promote the emergence of cancers, sterility, and cause developmental problems,” continues Margaux Subra-Gomez.

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