Sure, you can wash, use a store-bought wash, scrub, and peel, but if you dont buy organic or grow your own produce, you risk ingesting the types of chemicals that have been linked by leading agricultural organizationslike the US Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Working Group, the Pesticide Action Network, and the Organic Trade Associationto several auto-immune disorders, mental and physical impairments, and even various types of cancer. In fact, the most recent studies list the following ten fruits and vegetables among the highest in terms of pesticides (in no particular order 1. Cherry Tomatoes Tomatoes, particularly of the mini cherry tomato variety, have received a ton of bad press about pesticide residue. However, the fact that they come packaged in a plastic clamshell container often causes consumers to believe they arrive at the grocery store already cleansednot true! Cherry tomatoes are among the highest pesticide-containing foods unless you grow your own crop; buy from an organic-certified farmer, or an organic-certified grocery store.
What initially caught on as a novelty has mounted into a replacement for actual packed lunches, leading to the traditional rice, noodle and salad-based lunch boxes falling into decline. ELABORATE: The backpacks are complete with pockets and straps made from sweets [EUROPICS] Some of these backpacks contain 10,000 calories - and children are eating them all in one day Nobuto Yajima, food nutrition expert Yajima said: "Nutella and cheese sandwiches, chocolate eggs, cream-filled pastries - these are not the building blocks of a healthy nation. "Some of these backpacks contain 10,000 calories - and children are eating them all in one day. Something must be done to stem this tide." The most elaborate of the packs even open up to contain even more snacks inside.