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Is Wax On Produce Safe?

Wax was first applied to the skins of fruits and vegetables for longer shelf life hundreds of years ago.  Today, that tradition has drastically changed with a new generation of chemicals and compounds.

When you buy non-organic produce from the grocery store, you are getting additional chemical coatings.  The FDA admits that these edible coatings have been associated with a number of problems, ” [Produce coatings]  can result in tissue destruction and the production of substances that contribute to off-flavors and off-odors, as well as the potential for growth of foodborne pathogens such as Clostridium botulinum.”