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At Least Two Pesticides In Half Of Bread Sold In UK


“Half of bread sold in the UK contains at least two different pesticides, government data has revealed.” [Source:]


Shocking data presented at a Royal Society of Medicine conference in London in 2017 showed that the number of toxic chemicals used on UK supermarket vegetables has risen by up to 17-fold over the past 40 years. Based on an analysis of pesticides applied to wheat, potatoes, onions and leeks, the figures strongly contradict industry claims that the totals had supposedly halved since the 1990s.

Commenting on these results, Dr. Michael Antoniou, head of the gene expression and therapy research group at King’s College London, said: “All this evidence shows that you should minimize your exposure to pesticides.” Echoing the growing worldwide interest in natural approaches to food production, he added: “The only way to guarantee that is by eating organically.”

To read how scientific research is increasingly confirming the health benefits of organically produced food, see this article on our website.