Friday, February 3, 2012

Good Thing It's Not Raw Milk

Unlike unpasteurized milk from your local dairy farm, pesticide-contaminated orange juice from Brazil is perfectly safe, according to the FDA. Ah, the wonders of the globalized food system.

Is Your Orange Juice Safe?: FDA Says Carbendazim Causes No Safety Concern (ABC News)

Carbendazim has been found to cause birth defects in rodents and some chromosome problems in human cells in laboratories. However, it hasn't been found to have any health effects for humans. Carbendazim is a pesticide used to kill fungus and fungal spores. It is not approved for use on oranges in the U.S., but is lawful in other countries.

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