Zooming out to see a bigger picture can help you make better eating decisions. This “zoom out” article looks at the hidden cost to personal and planetary health of our food system. It’s designed to make you think about health, and your choices, in a different way.
Buying and eating apples seems a pretty healthy thing to do. But a new study has found that every 1 kilo (2.2 pounds) of conventionally grown apples creates health effects costing 21 cents due to the effects of pesticides and fungicides, resulting in sick leave and eventually shorter life expectancy.