As you might know, pesticides are related to nerve gas. The production methods are similar and the effects are too although designed for different species.
Now researchers at the University of Aberdeen have found that there is a link between exposure to pesticides and developing Parkinson’s Disease.
Apparently exposure to low levels of pesticide increase your risk by 1.13 times and to high levels 1.41 times. It just goes to show that a lot of the chemicals we use may have effects unknown to use, until it’s too late. Compared to the dangers of say, smoking, it’s probably not enormous but if you work on a conventional farm or nursery where lots of pesticides are used…
You have to wonder what else is affected? Maybe certain types of cancer increase etc. Whatever, the more we get away from natural unadultered foods the more chance of these things coming back to bite us many years later.
One thing they cannot check is the effect of a cocktail of chemicals. A safe amount of chemical A combined with a safe amount of B and a safe amount of C may well be dealy in the long term.
We all want affordable food, but what is the real price for it?