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Can You Taste Pesticides in Your Food?

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  • While fruits and vegetables are among the healthiest foods, they are also commonly contaminated with pesticides and herbicides, which may change their taste
  • In blind taste tests, participants were able to identify wines containing pesticides and some tasters could identify an exact pesticide combination
  • Although labeled “all natural,” many foods contain trace amounts of glyphosate, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calls safe; individuals and activists disagree, which is the basis for recent lawsuits
  • Monsanto continues to fight for market share at the expense of the environment and human health, through strong-arm tactics they insist are necessary

By Dr. Mercola

As I have reported in the past, while fruits and vegetables are among the healthiest foods you can eat, nonorganic varieties are commonly contaminated with pesticides. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reports more than 75 percent of the U.S. population has detectable levels of organophosphate pesticides in their urine.


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