Bug Free Vegetables Have No Excessive Pesticides
by Yated Ne'eman Staff
Contrary to various public accusations, the vegetables under the supervision of the Mehadrin Kashrus Committees to eliminate infestation also bear the certification of the Health Ministry of not going beyond the permissible percentage of pesticides. Their special bug-free nature is due to the special growing conditions that are used and not to excessive use of pesticides.
No less than 105 pesticides have been detected in regular Israeli fruits and vegetables, some of them banned throughout the world or suspected of being carcinogenic. This is the result of a study carried out by the Man, Nature and Law Organization.