The Potatoes You Should Never, Ever Eat
Why You Must Avoid Conventional Potatoes
Root vegetables easily absorb pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides that wind up in soil. Pesticides that may be applied to conventionally grown potatoes, which have been identified as acutely toxic, include: Aldicarb, Clothianidin, Methamidophos, Methyl parathion, and Propargite.
According to the USDA’s Pesticide Data Program, 37 different pesticides have been found on conventional potatoes: 7 carcinogens, 12 hormone disruptors, 9 neurotoxins, 6 reproductive toxins.
Ironically, many potato growers only eat potatoes grown on plots separate from the potatoes they grow for profit. Jeffrey Moyer, chair of the National Organic Standards Board said, “I’ve talked with potato growers who say point-blank they would never eat the potatoes they sell. They have separate plots where they grow potatoes for themselves without all the chemicals.”
Modern Conventional potatoes do not sprout. This is due to
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