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  1. TED – Toxic Baby 10 facts on the dangers of pesticides

  2. Pesticides Pros Cons

  3. If pesticides are toxic, why are they used in agriculture? • Pesticides are developed with the aim of helping the farmer protect crops from damage and thus increase the yield, or the storage life of crops. Different pesticides may do so by preventing the growth of weeds or damage to crops by insects, rodents and molds. • Is the use of pesticides necessary? • Supporters argue that pesticide use is necessary to keep the cost of food production low and to maintain an abundant, affordable supply of fruits and vegetables in the market. However, opponents argue that since pesticide-free agriculture has never been tried on a large enough scale, we really do not know if the cost of food production would increase, or by how much. Researchers have studied the profitability of farms that do not use synthetic pesticides and found that results can vary depending on the kind of crop and region of the country. • There are other advantages of using pesticides. For example, pesticides can help prevent some types of food poisonings. Food that is damaged by insects is more easily attacked by mold. Pesticides that prevent insect-damage also help prevent the growth of a mold that produces a natural, but potent cancer-causing poison called aflatoxin in food.

  4. When to buy organic? I will show you 29 pictures of fruits or vegetables. 14 of the fruits /vegetables/fungi you should buy organic (if economically possible) due to high amounts of pesticide residue. 15 are pretty clean from pesticide residue and the non-organic is considered safe.

  5. 1. Celery

  6. 2. Kiwi

  7. 3. Watermelon

  8. 4. Domestic Cantaloupe

  9. 5. Apples

  10. 6. Onions

  11. 7. Sweet Bell Peppers

  12. 8. Peaches

  13. 9. Sweet Corn

  14. 10. Strawberries

  15. 11. Pineapples

  16. 12. Imported Nectarines

  17. 13. Kale/Collard Greens

  18. 14. Green Beans

  19. 15. Avocado

  20. 16. Cabbage

  21. 17. Sweet peas

  22. 18. Grapes

  23. 19. Spinach

  24. 20. Lettuce

  25. 21. Asparagus

  26. 22. Mangoes

  27. 23. Sweet Potatoes

  28. 24. Cucumbers

  29. 25. Mushrooms

  30. 26. Grapefruit

  31. 27. Eggplant

  32. 28. Domestic Blueberries

  33. 29. Potatoes

  34. Correct Answers Let’s see how you did!

  35. 1. Celery ORGANIC

  36. 2. Kiwi

  37. 3. Watermelon

  38. 4. Domestic Cantaloupe

  39. 5. Apples ORGANIC

  40. 6. Onions

  41. 7. Sweet Bell Peppers ORGANIC

  42. 8. Peaches ORGANIC

  43. 9. Sweet Corn

  44. 10. Strawberries ORGANIC

  45. 11. Pineapples

  46. 12. Imported Nectarines ORGANIC

  47. 13. Kale/Collard Greens ORGANIC

  48. 14. Green Beans ORGANIC

  49. 15. Avocado