Led by groups like the Environmental Working Group (EWG), environmental activists continue in their crazy crusade to fight pesticide use of any kind, even when it serves important public health benefits. One such benefit involves making produce affordable by warding off pests that reduce yields and make fruits and vegetables more affordable. Since these foods fight off cancer, making them affordable has important public health benefits as people eat more when prices are lower. Yet because some portion of these foods many have trace chemicals on them–so low that they don’t matter for public health purposes–greens are actually discouraging people from eating some fruits and vegetables. Among the “dangerous foods” they say are peaches! That’s crazy! See more about the EWG’s ridiculous–and dangerous–crusade against healthy fruits and vegetables here.
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