I’m surprised by those results.
On the other hand, I wouldn’t be surprised to find worse results if North American (US) foods were tested. *if we could actually trust the testing organization (or the fda).
Pesticide Residues Detected in Almost all European Foods*
By Marine Jobert
More than 97% of European food products contain pesticide residues, according to analyses carried out by the E.U.’s national authorities. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.
The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) annual compilation of results from studies across the E.U. on the presence of pesticides in food products held no surprises. Of the 84,341 samples of produce from conventional agriculture analysed, 97.2% contained traces of one or more of 774 pesticides.
Very limited values
53.3% of the samples tested in 2015 were “free of quantifiable residues” – which does not mean they were pesticide-free – while 43.9% contained residues “not exceeding legal limits”. Meanwhile, 99.3% of organic food was free from residues or within legal limits.
To meet E.U. standards, the residues of any pesticide present in a product must not exceed two times the legal…
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