How safe is the sukumawiki you eat? Beware of its safety

Sukumawiki

A sukumawiki farm in Bahati, Nakuru County. 

Photo credit: Chris Adungo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The presence of pesticides in the vegetables translates into a high level of exposure for both producers and consumers.
  • A majority of consumers believe that by using simple methods such as washing and proper cooking, they ensure their safety.

Some of the sukumawiki and peas you consume are laden with pesticides harmful to humans and the environment, a study has shown.

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