5. Potatoes Are Full Of Pesticides
The USDA acknowledges that 35 different pesticides have been found on traditional potatoes. At least 6 of those are known carcinogens, 12 are hormone disruptors, 7 are neurotoxins, and 6 can have serious consequences for reproductive health. Potatoes are also sprayed at three points during their production, during the growing season, right before harvest, and again after being dug up.