dezembro 23, 2013

Are you really drinking tea?

Star anise tea.

Many times we think we are drinking a good tea which is cozy and healthy, right? Think again? What is in your tea?

After Starbucks had bought the biggest tea Company in China, called Teavana, Glaucus Research did a research in those herbs. They had tested 13 of those big brands sold in the US and 100% tested positive for pesticides. Numerous traces of Bifenthrin Cypermenthrin, Dimethoate Dicofol Fipronil, Carbendazim/Bnmyl, Tebuconazole Fenbuconazole. Those are EPA Group C, which means possibly Carcinogenic to Humans: Agents with limited animal evidence and little or no human data.

- Monkey picked Oolong (China) the most popular end expensive was the dirtiest with 23 pesticides. 7 of these exceeded the EU residue limits of 4400% .

- Gyokuro Imperial (Japan Green Tea), 18 pesticides, 2 EPA Group C, and 3300% above EU pesticide limits.

- Sencha Jade Reserve (Japan Green Tea) 18 pesticides, 3 EPA Group C, and 5600% above EU pesticides limits.

- Emperor's Clouds and Mist (China Green Tea) 12 pesticides, 4 EPA Group C, and 200% above EU pesticide limits.

More data:
- 77% samples failed even in the European pesticide standards, which is much more simple than the EU standart*.
- 61% with traces of Endosulfan, a banned one in the US.

*USDA has 12 steps vs. EU Certification, 120 check points.

Watch the full report here.

Isabela: Brazilian, designer, works with automotive fabrics in the US. She did psychology college as well and had enjoyed a lot. She is living abroad for while, maybe because this she likes trends, cultures and behaviors.
All material on this CORN FREE session is intended for reference only and should not take place of medical advice from a license practitioner. Please use common sense, do your own research, and consult your physician when making decisions about your health.

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