Essay On Tomatoes

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In the past, I have been guilty of eating grapes in the store without buying or washing my fruit off. When I bought the grapes from the grocery store I did not think to check and see if the grapes had a USDA organic sticker on them. I didn’t think about all of the chemicals that are sprayed on the fruit either. It never occurred to me when I bit into the grapes if I was eating a nutritious snack, or pesticide poison. Up to 98% of our fresh fruits and vegetables are sprayed with pesticide in the United States alone. The pesticide’s that are used are supposed to protect our fruits and vegetables, but they are doing more harm than good. The United States of Agriculture (USDA) government should be required to grow all fruits and vegetables …show more content…
That’s not the case at all, organic is the term used for foods that are grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. Organic is much healthier and is grown healthier. The levels of flavonoids found in organic tomatoes are seventy-nine to ninety-seven percent higher than in non- organic tomatoes’ (pg47). Organic foods hold higher amounts of flavonoids which protects the body from heart disease and cancer. When you eat organically you eat you fruit and vegetables without pesticide residue. Montreal University in 2010 did a study showing that children with higher levels of organophosphates in their urine were more likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (pg.40). Researchers traced the urine back to what the children were eating. Fruits and vegetables were in their urine but it wasn’t just the fruit and vegetables but, pesticides were found in their urine causing the children to be diagnosed with ADHD. Pesticides that are used to treat bad weeds and fungi are starting to show up in our bodies causing more than ADHD but cancer also that are more dangerous creating destruction within the body cells. Those that work around the pesticides are more than likely to get leukemia according to Dr. Frohman’s book,” Disease Proof your child”. Eating foods that are not organically …show more content…
According to the (EPA) Unites States Environmental Protection agency it does not give an exact amount of what is considered safe residue pesticide levels, but just states it takes into factors what is safe for babies and families that eat this foods. The EPA states, it has a toxicity of the pesticide and its break-down products, how much of the pesticide is applied and how often, all possible routes of exposure to that pesticide (residues on each crop use, as well as exposure from drinking water and residential exposure). Once this is taken into consideration, it comes down to the main point, your still eating pesticide in your

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