5 Toxic Fruits

Organic Shift

I know just as well as anyone that although eating healthy is the right thing to do, it can leave a hole in your wallet.

We’re all paying a premium for organic fruits and vegetables raised without chemicals and pesticides. But some dangers you’re not bringing home with those organic fruits and vegetables are chemicals known or suspected of causing cancer, harming the brain, and even interfering with growth and development

Pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, and other chemicals are all affecting our crops. Here are 5 nonorganic fruits that could be causing you problems according to the Environmental Working Group.



They’re delicious any way you eat them, but apples recently topped the EWG’s “dirty dozen” because of diphenylamine, a chemical growers use to prevent skins from darkening while in cold storage. You may still find this chemical on apples in the U.S., but the European Union banned the chemical in 2012 because it…

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