Fresh Peaches & Pesticides

Fresh peaches are a favorite summer fruit, especially flavorful and juicy Colorado peaches. But if your fresh peaches are not organic, you’re probably getting more than just the flavor and nutrition packed into peaches. According to the Pesticide Action Network’s project “What’s On My Food?”, you’re eating 62 pesticide residues if your peaches are conventionally grown. These chemical residues are the reason fresh peaches are on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list. Says the Chicago Tribune, “it seems that peaches’ delicate constitutions, fuzzy skins, and susceptibility to mold and pests cause them to both need and retain pesticides at impressive rates.”

Here’s the breakdown of types of pesticides found on peaches from What’s On My Food?:

10 known or possible carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals)
29 suspected hormone disruptors
12 neurotoxins (chemicals that act on nerves)
11 developmental or reproductive toxins
25 honeybee toxins

When you bite into a juicy, non-organic fresh peach, you’re not just eating fruit; you’re also eating chemicals that could cause cancer, or interfere with your hormones, nerves, or reproduction – including harming babies and young children. If all that isn’t bad enough, honeybee toxins are used on unconventional peaches, and honeybees are a necessary and integral part of the ecology that keeps food growing.

Organic peaches are free of those harsh pesticide residues. And FruitShare’s fruit is all 100% organic. Our Colorado peaches are pesticide-free, and they are loaded with flavor. Each peach is allowed to ripen on the tree, after which it is hand-picked and delivered to you quickly. Eliminate the pesticide problem and eat juicy peaches worry-free by sticking with organic fruit. Order your fresh peaches before they’re gone for the year.

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