This vegetable (even sold in bags) is highly contaminated with pesticides: it must be consumed organically.

In the heart of an agricultural demonstration, Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, announced the abandonment of a controversial law that aims to reduce the use of pesticides in the European Union. However, a large amount of pesticides are found in the products we consume every day, especially food. Who are the most affected? Fruits and vegetables available on market and supermarket counters, including processed ones, such as jams. One vegetable in particular is highly contaminated, but which one is it?

This is the vegetable most contaminated with pesticides

The American NGO Environmental Working Group conducted a study on the presence of pesticides in a variety of fruits and vegetables that we regularly consume. They examined nearly 46,569 samples from 46 types of fruits and vegetables. The observation? Only 15 of the 46 fruits and vegetables tested contained minimal traces of pesticides. Here is the list of the most polluted:

  1. Strawberries
  2. spinach
  3. Kale
  4. Peaches
  5. Pere
  6. Nectarine
  7. apples
  8. Grapes
  9. Peppers
  10. Cherry pears
  11. blueberries
  12. peas

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