according to the PAN Pesticides database
, aldicarb sulfoxide
, the pesticide detected in the ginger is one of their "dirty dozen", a list of extremely hazardous pesticides…
…cause many deaths and widespread environmental damage every year. Most have been banned or restricted in the industrialized countries because of their known hazards. Yet the Dirty Dozen are still heavily promoted and widely used in many developing nations, where the lack of protective equipment, safety training, and medical services makes their impact even more devastating.
I love ginger. it seems that so far the advisory is for raw (natural) ginger, i.e. the root
which is not labeled by country of origin. for what I understand most of the raw ginger exported into the US comes from China. bummer.
candied ginger (yum!), as a packaged product, is labeled as of country-of-origin. some comes from China, some from Thailand, some from Australia. the best I have ever had comes from Thailand and is sold by Trader Joe's:
I'm almost out. I guess a road trip to Cincinnati is in the cards, since we are not cool enough to have a local TJs.
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