December 19, 2009

Toxicologist Talks Back

1 No Need to be Paranoid about Pesticide Residue

"Are any levels of toxins OK? No! We deserve food that doen't kill us!"
- Excitable Annie in the comments

A toxicologist in New Zealand is fed up with untrained activists warning the public to not eat fresh vegetables such as celery because of pesticides. Professor Ian Shaw of Canterbury University points out that allowed pesticide residues are hundreds of times lower than levels that could have any conceivable impact on consumers. In particular, he is miffed that activist Alison White advises consumers to avoid non-organic celery on the basis of studies of agricultural workers exposed to the raw pesticide, even though the final consumer would not be exposed to anywhere near the same pesticide levels.

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