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Learn the most effective way to remove pesticides from your fruits and vegetables

The use of pesticides can have lasting effects on health and the environment. Learn how you can remove them.

early september results Analysis conducted by an independent team on a random sample of fresh produce -Vegetables and fruits – from the four markets of Lima. Conclusion: Half of the samples contained agrochemical residues suitable for human consumption. Does this mean that half of our agricultural products are contaminated?

not enough. This was a sample that is not necessarily representative of the current state of our farm products. But it should give a general warning at all levels: for the state, through National Agricultural Health Service (SENASA) To perform his role in accordance with the law; to do your work with the creator Social commitment and environmental responsibility, and the consumer, to change their behavior in relation to their food and demand compliance with the standards.

A matter of food security That we should not take lightly, because it affects us all.

Learn the most effective way to remove pesticides from your fruits and vegetables. Photo: Who

What are Agrochemicals?

They are chemical products for agricultural use that are applied to certain crops for various uses: to eliminate insects or pests; Better productivity, enriching the land, etc. they are together high level of toxicity -Red Label- and -Green- with minimal toxicity. Unfortunately, not all farmers in our country have access to less toxic products because of the cost, and even worse: red label pesticides are often used without following the rules of use. In addition, there are products that receive more than 10 agrochemicals.

residual power

According to Luis Gomero, organic farmer and president of Peruvian Agroecological Consortium, the problem with pesticides lies in their residual power, That is, the time when the chemical remains active in the plants. there are systemic, which affect the whole product, and its external parts, which are inside surface – Bark-. The problem is that some crops are fumigated with products that have long residual power, and reach consumers days later. It is accompanied by a large portion of vegetables and legumes. And worst of all, it has harmful effects on both those who consume it and the land and water.

Can agrochemicals be identified?

There are some chemicals that can be identified, yes. This happens, for example, with Chinese onions. run your fingers through the middle of its stem and if it’s scaffolding blue, This means that the onion has been recently fumigated. also happens with Broccoli. Unfortunately, most chemicals are inconspicuous, both due to the absence of odor and being visually impaired.

to do?

one solution is to wash them plenty of water And then dry them well, but this is not always effective. There is a way to remove these chemicals wash them with water and baking soda (1 teaspoon per cup of water). A few minutes is enough to get the desired effect, but be careful not to overdo it to avoid a change in the texture and taste of the products.

Learn the most effective way to remove pesticides from your fruits and vegetables. Photo: Chain Dial

organic products

Another solution is to consume fruits, vegetables and legumes organic agriculture, Whether it is certified or treats eco-friendly. Happily, at present organic products—certified—or those that come from eco-friendly practices are increasingly accessible. Market where the consumer can shop directly to the manufacturer. Thus, both benefit: the consumer, as he can access the products with knowledge of their origin and treatment, and the producer, who receives a fair price in return.

With inputs from Buenazo

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