More than one bad apple causes cancer

Another reason to buy organic: Regular apples sold in the U.S. are often coated with the chemical diphenylamine (DPA), a controversial chemical banned in Europe. It was banned there when manufacturers both failed to prove that it did not pose any human health risks and scientists found that DPA-treated fruit also has potent carcinogens. Back in the good-ole USA, packers drench most conventionally-raised apples with DPA to prevent ‘storage scald,’ or a blackening and browning of fruit skin during the months of cold storage they go through. 80% of conventionally grown apples in the US have DPA residue as well as showing up in apple juice and applesauce as well as some pear products. EWG.org reports that our own EPA’s Pesticide Office said they were “unaware of the new European ban and import restrictions,” on DPA. Conventionally grown apples have topped the EWG’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list for the last several years because they contain higher levels of pesticides than other fruits and vegetables.

A bad apple a day could bring cancer to stay...

A bad apple a day could bring cancer to stay…

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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