PESTICIDES & Fluoride In Your WINE
Many people do not understand the toxicity of fluoride because they have innocently succumbed to the constant media and corporate programming that fluoride is safe and good for you – reducing cavities, etc.
We’ve uncovered some great information on the www.fluoridealert.org website where they give some great information about the pesticides containing fluoride use on grapes and even some other produce items.
Here’s the low-down from their site:
- Due to its high toxicity, fluoride has long been used as a pesticide.
- In the United States, there are currently two fluoride-based pesticides that are allowed to be sprayed on food.
- These are: Cryolite and Sulfuryl Fluoride.
5 Facts About Fluoride Exposure from Cryolite
1) The main way people are exposed to fluoride from the pesticide cryolite is through consumption of grape products, particularly white grapes, grown in the U.S. This is because cryolite use is widespread among U.S. vinyards.
2) According to data from the USDA (2005), the average fluoride levels in grape products are as follows:
- White grape juice = 2.13 ppm
- White wine = 2.02 ppm
- Red wine = 1.05 ppm
- Raisins = 2.34 ppm
3) Many juice drinks that are not labeled as “grape juice” use grape juice as a filler ingredient. The use of cryolite thus contaminates many juices with fluoride.
4) Cryolite is also allowed to be added to the following products (although it is unclear how many producers actually do so, and what the resulting fluoride levels are):
- Brussels Sprout
- Cabbage, Cauliflower
- Citrus fruit
- Squash (summer & winter)
- Berries: (Blackberry, Blueberry (huckleberry) Boysenberry, Cranberry, Dewberry, Loganberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Youngberry)
KEY TAKE AWAY – BUY ORGANIC!!!
As usual we’ve searched for the best related video we could find for our readers and have found a good one for you. It’s called: Organic Wine Vs. Sulfite-Free Wine from the youtube channel – ThePeoplesChemist.
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