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Apeel, Buyer Beware!

Buyer Beware! Just say no to produce with this new label on it! This coating on fruits and vegetables called “Apeel” is touted as “Plant-based protection that helps the produce you love to stay fresh for longer.” The website claims, “It retains moisture within the produce and keeps oxygen out, thereby slowing the spoilage rate;” however, if you do a little digging, many things don’t seem right about this new planet savior “all natural” coating.

Recently, Dr. Mercola did a deep dive on Apeel. See the article link in my bio. Things he pointed out:

  • Questionable founders and investors in Apeel Sciences like the Gates Foundation; the Rockefeller Foundation; the World Bank Group; Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of 23andMe; and former CEO of YouTube. Apeel Sciences is already a 1 billion dollar company. Ask yourself – “Why are these billionaires so interested in this product?”
  • Currently, avocados, cucumbers, lemons, limes, mandarins, oranges, organic apples, grapefruit, and mangos are listed as produce currently being treated with Apeel. Apeel-treated produce can be identified by looking for the “Apeel Protected” produce sticker.
  • Toxic pesticide residues from conventional produce will be locked on top of the produce by this seal.
  • The coating, which can’t be washed off, likely contains toxic contaminants, including heavy metals and carcinogens, as well as trans fats and, potentially, harmful linoleic acid from grapeseed oil. This is all brought to you by GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) regulations by the FDA. Although these contaminant levels are low, why add to your daily toxic load when the produce you eat is supposed to provide beneficial nutrients conventional produce already contains pesticides that we need to try to wash off (pesticides are also contained inside the fruit or vegetable).
  • Does Apeel coating leak into the produce? The company claims it shouldn’t, but it’s new, so do they know this yet?

Click here to read Dr. Mercola’s full article.

2 Responses

  1. Thanks for posting very informative! Chemicals are never the best answer when it comes to food.

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