‘Pesticides are causing serious problems all over the world. Most pesticides and herbicides, once taken up by the body, go to war with the endocrine system, blocking the body’s ability to regulate its own hormones. In India, these dangerous pesticides are beginning to contaminate the country’s most healthy, top export spices.
Countries that import India’s spices report rising levels of pesticide residue. Spices adulterated with pesticides include turmeric, cumin, ginger, chili and pepper. This is a huge problem, considering the fact that India has 45 percent of the market share for these and other important spices.’