Every other piece of fruit has residues of pesticides

Buy organic fruit and vegetables, if you want to minimize the intake of pesticide residues points to the Danish veterinary and food administration. Almost eve

Every other piece of fruit has residues of pesticides

Buy organic fruit and vegetables, if you want to minimize the intake of pesticide residues points to the Danish veterinary and food administration.

Almost every other piece of Danish fruit contains residues of pesticides, and for foreign fruit, the figure is even higher.

It shows an annual report from the Danish veterinary and food administration and the Danish technical university.

Although there are remnants, the content is however so low, that it is not detrimental to the health of people.

It has been tested 99 samples with the Danish fruit, and there was not found any exceedances.

For vegetables from Denmark, there are found the pesticide residues in every fifth paragraph. There was found excesses in two out of 210 samples.

- It is very positive that the study once again shows that the Danish fruit and vegetables have a low content of pesticide residues, says Henrik Dammand Nielsen, head of unit at the Danish veterinary and food administration, in a press release.

Although there are residues of pesticides, it is much rarer than for foreign fruit and vegetables.

While nearly every other piece of Danish fruit has debris, the figure is 72 percent for the EU and 81 percent for the rest of the world.

The same picture is true for vegetables, where the figure for the EU countries is 50 percent and 35 percent in the rest of the world.

the Fda points out that one can reduce the intake of pesticides, if you choose Danish fruit and vegetables - and even more if you choose organic.

With Organic Agriculture, working to promote ecology, considers the president of Per Kølster, that the proportion of fruit and vegetables with pesticide residues is too big.

- It is high numbers. If you eat conventional fruit and vegetables, so it is highly likely that you consume residues of pesticides, says Per Kølster.

- This is a serious matter, which you fortunately can even be affect by choosing organic, he says.

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Updated Date: 04 December 2019, 11:00

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