The FDA found spinach to be the vegetable most frequently contaminated with the most potent pesticides used on food. Eighty-three percent of the conventionally grown spinach tested was found to be contaminated with dangerous levels of at least some of the 36 chemical pesticides commonly used to grow it. The two micro-organisms that contaminate spinach and other greens are E. coli and Salmonella.Many times these produces will be recalled for contamination.Check the website of the stores for recall of produces that you buy.
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: September 1, 2015