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Top 10 Foods Containing Pesticides

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  • Top 10 Foods Containing Pesticides

    Reference: Care2.com

    According to the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit research group based in Washington, D.C., this is a list of several High-Pesticide foods , along with their alternatives for obtaining the main nutrient at a low pesticide risk. I have listed all that were available, so there may be some that are not suitable for birds.

    High-Pesticide Food: Strawberries
    Main Nutrient: Vitamin C
    Healthy Alternatives: Blueberries, raspberries, oranges, grapefruit, kiwifruit, watermelon

    High-Pesticide Food: Bell peppers
    Main Nutrient: Vitamin C
    Healthy Alternatives: Green peas, broccoli, romaine, lettuce

    High-Pesticide Food: Spinach
    Main Nutrient: Vitamins A and C
    Healthy Alternatives: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, asparagus

    High-Pesticide Food: Cherries
    Main Nutrient: Vitamin C
    Healthy Alternatives: Oranges, blueberries, raspberries, kiwifruit, blackberries, grapefruit

    High-Pesticide Food: Peaches
    Main Nutrient: Vitamins A and C
    Healthy Alternatives: Nectarines, watermelon, tangerines, oranges, grapefruit

    High-Pesticide Food: Mexican cantaloupe
    Main Nutrient: Vitamins A and C
    and potassium Healthy Alternatives: U.S. cantaloupe grown from May to December, watermelon

    High-Pesticide Food: Celery
    Main Nutrient: Carotenoids
    Healthy Alternatives: Carrots, broccoli, radishes, romaine lettuce

    High-Pesticide Food: Apples
    Main Nutrient: Vitamin C
    Healthy Alternatives: Watermelon, nectarines, bananas, tangerines

    High-Pesticide Food: Apricots
    Main Nutrient: Vitamins A an C and potassium
    Healthy Alternatives: Nectarines, watermelon, oranges, tangerines

    High-Pesticide Food: Green beans
    Main Nutrient: Potassium
    Healthy Alternatives: Green peas, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, asparagus
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~ Immanual Kant
    Click every day to save a stray until he finds a loving home.

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    Thanks! I am saving this for reference.

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    • #3
      hmm Would be cool if we could get this stickyfied

      thanks Mag.
      Sammy-6 year old Mountain Fiest
      Sasha-5 year old Whippet
      Drake - 6 Month old Chinese Water Dragon
      Kita - 2 month old Grey Short haired kitten

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      • #4
        Great thread Magnum. I agree - lejackel.
        ATTITUDE! Life is 10% what happens to one and 90% how one reacts to it! sigpic

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        • #5
          does this only go for birds or all animals?
          Proud owner of:
          [COLOR=Red]*4 bunnys (3 holland lops, other unsure)[/COLOR]*2 hamsters
          *3 cockatiels (14 eggs)
          [COLOR=Yellow]*1 guinea pig[/COLOR]*1 beta fish*2 dogs ( 1 is st bernard/grt. dane, other newfoundlend/australian shephard *2 cats

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          • #6
            Originally posted by crsposh
            does this only go for birds or all animals?
            Hmmmmm, good question. I posted it here in the bird section because I have birds, but it applies to all animals and humans that eat veggies.
            "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~ Immanual Kant
            Click every day to save a stray until he finds a loving home.

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            • #7
              Definitely sticking this, but I'm gonna move it to the food forum
              -Kaye and the Lovebirds..
              Oliver & Evie

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              • #8
                Great post Georgia! Thanks!!!!
                ~*~In Loving Memory To My Mom ~*~ 1931-1993
                Some say love, it is a hunger: an endless aching need......
                I say love it is a flower and you it's only seed.
                Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snows...
                lies the seed that with the suns love.....

                ~*in the spring.......becomes the Rose*~

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                • #9
                  I heard that avacado kills cockatiels. Is this true?
                  With regards,
                  Charlie and Oscar

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Meow
                    I heard that avacado kills cockatiels. Is this true?
                    Yes! Avacados are toxic, as well as apple seeds. Here is one of several sites that is helpful in listing other toxic foods, metals, and compounds.

                    http://www.birdsnways.com/articles/poisons.htm
                    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~ Immanual Kant
                    Click every day to save a stray until he finds a loving home.

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                    • #11
                      No more sips of my milo and coffee for Oscar, then! He loves nibbling at icecreams and drinking some lemonade! What are some treats he can have? He likes the stuff at the bottom of leaves from our liquid amber tree.

                      We also had a brainwave to put the seed scraps from his bowl and seed stick in the garden and water it so he can eat the green seed plants aswell. Is this ok?

                      Cheers
                      Meow
                      With regards,
                      Charlie and Oscar

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                      • #12
                        Peach Faced Lovebird

                        Can lovebirds eat all the above listed too? What is the best fresh foods they can eat? I have taken carrots and grated them. ZaZu is kinda mad at me right now so I haven't noticed him trying them yet.

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                        • #13
                          All of those things that you said are toxic my friends all feed their birds.. does it say why they are toxic?

                          Tammy

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                          • #14
                            If you have the space - a good way to resolve the issue of pesticides on the foods, is to grow your own. We have a couple tomato, jalapeno, bell, and strawberry plants in our garden. Some of these plants grow well in a sunny window for off-season too.
                            Delphineous Silverwing

                            Ruby (Red-bellied Parrot)
                            Calcite & Opal (Budgies)
                            In loving memory --- Jasper (Bourke's Parakeet)
                            Topaz (Lutino Cockatiel)
                            Poker & Zebra (Zebra Finch)
                            Twitchy & Silver (Silver Bill Finch)

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                            • #15
                              Yes, or you can buy organic. If you do grow your own though, be sure it's not by a well-used road. I know toxins from cars can get into trees, and I would guess they would also get into gardens. ^_^

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