Nearly half of Canada “organic” fruits and vegetables contain pesticide residues
Canadian Food Inspection Agency over the past two years in the organic food sampling, 45.8% have pesticide residues. Of which 1.8% more than the permissible standard can. The proportion of non-organic food pesticide residues as high as 78.4%, of which 4.7% excessive levels. Organic food and pesticide residues than non-organic low food. Organic apples.
for example, thiabendazole (thiabendazole) residual amount of 0.02ppm, but the content of non-organic apples amounted to 0.3ppm, 15 times higher.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said the pesticide residues on organic food has not yet reached the point of harm to human health, so the Canadian Food Inspection Agency does not prohibit these foods continue to have “organic” name.
Above the Canadian Food Inspection Agency random testing of organic food, most of them are imported from abroad, only 1/5 of the national production. Domestic production of organic foods, 43 percent contain at least one pesticide residue. Imported organic foods containing at least one pesticide residue ratio of 46%.