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Is your food really ‘chemical-free’?


London, July 26:

Are you obsessed with detox food products that are supposedly free from chemicals? Well, there is no such thing as a “chemical free” food, shows a research.

Organic food vegetables No matter what the companies selling detox products say, in reality chemicals are in everything we eat — though all may not be unhealthy, a video created by a Toronto-based web portal ASAP Science shows.

It shows how bananas, for example, contain more chemicals than some sweets and explains that it is the dosage of chemical, rather than the chemical itself, which often causes problems, Daily Mail reported.

In the video, scientists explain that while many people will advise against eating food which contains chemicals that are hard to pronounce, yet a single blueberry contains chemicals like methylbutyrate and oleic acid benzaldehyde, among many more.

And in some cases, healthy foods contain more chemicals than processed sweets. In an example, a banana is shown containing more than 50 chemicals from riboflavin to histidine.

“Everything around us is made up of chemicals from the water you drink to the air you breathe, which is why it is frustrating when companies consistently tout their foods as chemical-free,” scientists said.

“Seriously, we can break down any food to look like a confusing long list of foreign ingredients,” scientists added.

The video continues that even non-harmful chemicals in food have the potential to become harmful at higher doses. (IANS)


  1. Fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses, millets, processed foods——–all have residual pesticides (organo-phosphorus and organo-mercurials—at least 150 of them), which all the common regular consumers are consuming everyday and after days, months, years of accumulation of that residual pesticides added up together cummulatively act very dangerously against our body and as a result we fall prey to dangerous disease like cancer, heart-failure and other fatal diseases.

    As a precautionery measure, all the Food Safety Commissioners of all the states of India through their Food Inspectors should lift samples and regularly analyse at the Public Health Laboratories in india by Public Analysts and if the results are found beyond the permissible limits of organo-phosphorus and organo-mercurial pesticides(there Are more than 150 of them which can act dangerously in our body if not prevented) as prescribed by the FSSAI(Food Safety and Standards Authority of India),New Delhi then regulatory enforcement action must take place to protect public health and safety of utmost importance.

    One very good example of regulatory action is excess lead found in Maggi which sparks India’s biggest recall of Maggi ending in regulatory enforcement action to protect the public health and safety of utmost importance .

    Childhood lead poisoning has attracted the attention of Indian Forensic Medical Toxicologists and here below are the brilliant eye-opening example of such praiseworthy attention.

    QUOTE—CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING – A REVIEW—UNQUOTE as appeared in the J Punjab Acad Forensic Med Toxicol 2015;15(1) is a praiseworthy review-article published by Bhullar DS, Associate Professor (D)*
    Thind AS, Professor and Head, Singla A, Junior Resident* Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Government Medical College & Rajindra Hospital Patiala (Punjab) India
    Reference: — http://medind.nic.in/jbc/t15/i1/jbct15i1p43.pdf
    QUOTE—-Lead poisoning is a recognized clinical entity since the
    first decade of the 20th century with acute, sub-acute and
    chronic devastating consequences for the health of the children


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