What Chemicals lurk in UK Bread? More than you might expect…

Nearly two-thirds of the bread you eat contains pesticides residues

Nearly two-thirds of the bread you eat contains pesticides residues

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Pesticide Action Network UK. Working to eliminate the dangers of toxic pesticides, our exposure to them and their presence in the environment.

A report released today by PAN UK in conjunction with the Organic. Naturally Different campaign, reveals that:

  • Nearly two-thirds (61.5%) of bread products tested by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs between 2000 and 2013, were contaminated with pesticides residues.
  • Figure has more than doubled over the last 12 years, rising from 28% in 2001 to 63% in 2013.
  • 17% of the samples contained traces of more than one pesticide.
  • Glyphosate – a herbicide that is increasingly linked to a variety of health issues – is the residue most often found in bread.

Sources and More Information:

  • Pesticides in Your Daily Bread: A consumer guide to pesticides in bread 2014, PAN UK, guide final, 17 July 2014
  • Nearly two-thirds of the bread you eat contains pesticides residues, PAN UK, news, 17 July 2014
  • What chemicals are lurking in your loaf? Nearly two thirds of bread products found to contain pesticide residues, DailyMail, news/article-2695224, 17 July 2014

Author: DES Daughter

Activist, blogger and social media addict committed to shedding light on a global health scandal and dedicated to raise DES awareness.

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