No. Studies show that people who eat a diet containing at least five portions of a variety of different fruit and vegetables a day have a lower risk for developing certain diseases, including some type of cancers. The FSA recommends that consumers eat a balanced diet containing at least five servings of fruit and vegetables every day. For more information visit our eatwell website below.
Expert committees set safety limits for all approved pesticides, based on scientific evidence. Eating foods containing pesticide residues at levels below the safety limits should not harm people's health.
Not eating any fruit and vegetables would be a much bigger risk to someone's health than eating foods containing low levels of pesticide residues.