Organic Produce: The Hazardous Side
Curated Article from GAIA Research
The greatest fear of many conscientious natural foodists is that pesticide residues in their food might cause harm or illness, especially cancer.
However, it is an esoteric fact that most of the toxic substances in our diets originate naturally from food plants themselves (endogenously) or are formed during the storage, processing and cooking thereof.
This phenomenon does not apply to fruits (the natural food of humans), with exceptions from extreme environments that are unnatural habitats for humans, hence the emphasis on vegetables, tubers, legumes and grains in this analysis.