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Old 04-04-19, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
And washing produce in order to "get rid of the pesticides" has always seemed pretty naive to me. You would think people who work around those fields would be dropping like flies if the stuff was THAT dangerous.
This.

I used to farm for a living, and if what they claim about Roundup alone was true, literally everyone I know should be prematurely dead by now. Never mind the rest of the stuff we used. Growers have liability for worker safety too.

I'm certainly not going to tell someone else what to eat, but IMO the concern for this sort of stuff is misplaced. A far greater concern is ecoli contamination, which ultimately comes from organic fertilizer sources (cows).
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The dosage makes the poison.
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A scare title. Typical of media since the days of old. Note that they don't tell us what percentage of pesticide residue is found on fruits and vegetables in other countries.

Still, I prefer the stuff that comes from my own garden when I can get it.
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Old 04-05-19, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
And washing produce in order to "get rid of the pesticides" has always seemed pretty naive to me. You would think people who work around those fields would be dropping like flies if the stuff was THAT dangerous.
Eventually, but not immediately. I mean look at coal miners.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Eventually, but not immediately. I mean look at coal miners.
A bit off topic, but I heard that coal now shares the dubious distinction, along with tobacco, of causing > 1 death per year for every person employed in the industry.
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California has a program in place to sample produce at distribution centers and publishes annual summaries. The program looks specifically for illegal residues, i.e. either use of pesticides not licensed on a particular crop or residues in excess of the allowable tolerance. Take home point is that violations for domestic produce are ~2% but can be much higher on imported produce.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Eventually, but not immediately. I mean look at coal miners.
Somebody who was advocating keto or some such diet, was telling me that all the vegetarians are going to die early from cancer from pesticide residues.
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
Nothing is 100% clean and pure anymore, not unless you grow your own.
Might be better, but sorry, even growing your own isn't 100% clean and pure due to air, soil and water pollution. You can go to the top of the most remote mountain and still find traces of pollutants from human made sources in the clearest stream. It is said that the only naturally pure water left on earth is deep inside glaciers.
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You can go to the top of a very remote mountain and see the light domes from Seattle and Vancouver 200 miles away.

Creatures living and the bottom of the ocean's deepest trench have micro plastic filaments in their stomachs.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Eventually, but not immediately. I mean look at coal miners.
Black lung readily shows up in longitudinal studies.

https://www.medpagetoday.com/pulmono...ulmonary/74405

We've been spraying conventional pesticides since WW2 ended. Where are those studies?
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