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At 07:26 PM 24/12/97 -0500, you wrote:
> I have not seen a specific analysis of coffee, but given how it is
>grown and processed, it is likely to have some dioxin on it:
>1. Coffee growers apparently prefer to use the U.S.-banned pesticide
>Dieldrin (I think this is discussed in Diet For A Small Planet, but may have
>been somewhere else...). The pesticide residue is measureable in the coffee.
And just where pray tell does this dieldrin come from? The last major
producer, Shell, phased out aldrin/dieldrin production about the end of
when the the last major users (India, Australia) effected bans. Mexico was
endrin at one time & conceivably could crank out any of the old cyclodiene
insecticides if it chose.
>Best to drink Cafe Altura, grown organically (Mexico, I believe).
Grown with organic chemicals is it?