From: Linda Burton <>

Subject: Re: Natural vs. Man-made pesticides: Threat to human health posed by minute residues of man-made chemicals is small

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In response to naturally occurring toxins in plant foods. Both parsnips

and raw mushrooms contain naturally occurring toxic cpds. When I

asked several plant toxins specialists at Cornell about these veggies, their

response was that although both

contained toxic substances, one would have to eat parsnips every day for

quite a while to have any effect. A balanced and varied diet is

protective in many ways!


Linda Burton, M.S.

Jamestown, N.Y.