Saudi Arabia Goes Eco, Too

Pesticides as a food security concern in Saudi Arabia:

“The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Fahd Bin Abdul Rahman Balghunaim, announced the Ministry of Agriculture‚Äôs plans, to launch a campaign, to educate the average consumers on the health, environmental, and economic benefits of organic farming.”

“…..Peach in particular is sprayed with over 45 different pesticides. If you cannot find organic peaches, in lieu of it you can consume watermelon, pineapple, tangerines, oranges, grapefruits, bananas, and kiwis. Strawberries, grapes, tomatoes, celery, sweet bell peppers, lettuces and other leafy vegetable are all heavily contaminated with pesticides. Some of these produce have very thin skins or no skin at all, and no amount of washing can help discard these harmful chemicals. Hence, the solution to it is to buy organic products or look for other alternatives which have less or are free from harmful chemicals.”

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