Thailand Pesticide Action Network conducted a study last year, collecting samples of vegetables and fruits on our markets, to show the pesticide levels. Most of the products showed chemical residues higher than acceptable standards. This makes most of us jump out of our chairs! But we can’t just stop buying fresh local fruits and vegetables. What is the best way to avoid this dangerous toxins in food?
Marcela is a Nutritionist and Dietitian, with a specialization in Sports Nutrition. She earned her undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition at the University of Costa Rica in 2008, then completed her masters degree in Integrative Health and Human Movement in the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica in 2010 and a postgraduate degree in Integral Health and Human Movement with emphasis in Athletes and Sports Nutrition. She has clocked more than 2,400 hours of supervised practice and more than 75 hours of continuing educational units, ensuring she stays on the cutting edge of her field. Marcela also contributed to nutrition science with the publication of her graduate and master’s degree theses, and an article published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Food Science.