What the Doctors Won’t Eat: Conventional Apples


The problem: Apples are individually “grafted” (descended from a single tree) so that each variety maintains its unique flavor. This system breaks down apples’ resistance to pests, and as a result they are sprayed with pesticides frequently. Farm workers have higher rates of many cancers, with the data pointing towards pesticide exposure. Also, increasing numbers of studies are starting to link pesticides with Parkinson’s disease.

The solution: Buy organic, or from a farmer that you trust!