Dr. Oz: Pesticides in Organic Cucumbers and Peaches
Dr. Oz sent conventional and organic cucumbers and peaches to a lab for a pesticide test. The results that came back are quite shocking. There were no pesticides in organic cucumbers, but there were three different kinds detected in conventional cucumbers. As for the peaches, there were traces of two pesticides in the organic peaches and seven different pesticides in the conventional peaches.
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Dr. Oz said both of those numbers are below the amount the FDA said it allowed in each product. Dr. Oz also explained the organic peaches had pesticides in them for a number of reasons. Some reasons may be a close proximity to another farm using pesticides, the ground already have pesticides soaked in to it and because peaches have a very soft skin which makes it easy for pesticides to creep inside and dwell, while the peach continues to grow.
Dr. Greene said although the levels are below what the FDA said is alright, he still thinks it can be dangerous to many people. He said there is still a lot of research to be done to figure out how pesticide affect us as well as the fact that many pesticides being used today are not even necessary to keep the food protected from bugs.
Dr. Oz: Organic Produce for Families?
Dr. Oz asked Diana, the women who said she does not buy organic, is she was going to start now. Surprisingly, she said no. Diana said she grew up eating normal produce and she turned out fine, so why would her children need to eat organic food.
Dr. Oz didn’t really say much more to her, just adding that doctors know very little how pesticides affect people and it could leave the brain open to getting injured by the pesticides.
Dr. Oz did point out that children who had pesticide residue in their urine, saw the pesticides disappear after going on an organic diet for five days.