If you needed another reason to go organic, this ecomom.com infographic, entitled Fruit Veggies and Pesticides, is loaded with them. Around the world, there are legions of concerned caregivers urging their charges to take an extra apple unaware that this normally healthy fruit has the highest percentage of pesticides still present after washing. The chemicals found in pesticides can lead to a whole slew of health problems including cancer.
Some common North American food items contain upwards of 14 different kinds of pesticides by the time it reaches your table. Some of this produce deemed ready for consumption still contains as much as 97.2% of the pesticides used during the course of its growing process. To avoid the doom and gloom that accompanies depressing numbers such as these, ecomom.com does identify a silver lining by providing a list of produce that uses the least amount of pesticides. The Fruit Veggies and Pesticides infographic predictably makes a case for organic farming, which of course is the only way one can be sure about the purity of their food.
Giving readers food for thought, the Fruit Veggies and Pesticides infographic encourages you to pause and take a closer look at your 'healthy' choices.