1. maryellebroadwell@yahoo.com' Maryelle Broadwell
    March 17, 2018 @ 2:21 am

    Organic blueberries available in grocery stores are sprayed with methyl bromide to retard mold growth (per Dr. Robert Thompson in his book, The Calcium Lie II). Any suggestions for finding non-sprayed berries.

  2. Online Holistic Health
    March 17, 2018 @ 8:47 am

    Hello Maryelle! Great question! I actually wrote an article about methyl bromide a few years ago, ‘Vitamin B5 Deficiency Due to Pesticides – Could This Be A Cause Of Autoimmune Disorders?‘.

    Apparently, the use of MeBr dropped dramatically in 2005 and is not common practice (and could not be approved) with organic produce. However, the EPA stated: “The agency (EPA) is still working to determine how much methyl bromide to allow for critical uses in 2016 and 2017”

    But sadly we do live in a world where people break the rules for profit. You may consider contacting the farms that you choose to buy from and ask if they use MeBr or any other dangerous pesticides.

    Further, I personally feel more comfortable buying organic produce from companies that are purely organic and not from major companies that also sell organic produce alongside conventional raised such as Dole or Del Monte for example. In these cases, there is a greater chance of cross-contamination.

    Hope that helps!

    Wishing you optimal health!

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