I don’t know about you, but I’m not into eating anything coated by Bill Gates. ‘No thank you’ to trans-fat/ heavy-metal coated DARPA produce!
You may have recently purchased an avocado or an apple with a ‘new’ sticker – APEEL – which represents a new “protective coating.” What exactly is this product protecting? And is your health worth the hit just so your lemons are okay for a few more days?
Once you’ve learned the ABCs of Apeel, you can make a well-informed, health-conscious decision to say “Hell no!”
Edipeel ™ aka Apeel is a layer of processed fatty acids sprayed on the outside of fruits and vegetables post-harvest “to lock in freshness” and prevent them from oxidizing and going rancid.
According to Apeel’s website:
“Apeel keeps produce fresh for longer, thanks to the help of a little extra ‘peel.’ Our plant-based protection slows water loss and oxidation, the primary causes of spoilage… Apeel is composed entirely of purified monoglycerides and diglycerides, edible compounds that can be found in a variety of foods. They are safe to eat as verified by regulatory authorities around the world, including Health Canada, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the World Health Organization (WHO). In fact, they are so safe they can be found in products designed for the most sensitive populations, including infant formula and nutrition shakes for the elderly.”
They claim Apeel is fully edible, but maybe that’s because we’ve become accustomed to eating poisons. It’s a crock.
When I tried to suss out the details about what is used to make Apeel, the information on their website and product information sheets was scant, to say the least!
The assurance Apeel gives us is typical mumbo jumbo jargon: “Apeel products do not contain hazardous ingredients that will cause harm to people or the environment within the context of their intended use.”
The Bill Gates company, which was started in 2012, is straight-up lying.
They list monoglycerides and diglycerides. Does anyone remember how horrible TRANS fats are for your health? And that New York City BANNED them from restaurants just a few years ago? Trans fats harden the arteries and can lead to arteriosclerosis. Monoglycerides and diglycerides may contribute to inflammation in the body. Inflammation has been linked to a range of chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Additionally, the manufacturing of this “safe” food additive uses “processing aid residuals,” which are essentially heavy metals like lead, nickel, cadmium, mercury, toxic ash, and arsenic. So when consuming produce coated with Apeel, you are eating highly-processed overt fats, which contain toxic heavy metals. And then, along the way, they add different solvents to help with emulsification. So to me, this seems like a toxic poisoning operation.
Consider that there is no way to remove Apeel. You can’t wash it off. You can’t use other chemicals to get it off. You can’t mechanically rub it off and of course, it seeps into the fruits and vegetables.
And if you want to peel the Apeel, do keep in mind that the peel can drastically increase your nutrient intake as they frequently contain more nutrients than the rest of the fruit and veggies. For example, leaving the peel on a raw apple gives it about 332% more vitamin K, 142% vitamin A, and 115% more vitamin C than the peeled version!
And if you think you will just spring for organic, Apeel can be used on USDA Certified Organic produce. What a true travesty! Furthermore, you may not even know you’re eating Apeel-coated produce. Labeling laws and requirements vary from country to country and state to state. That means the product may or may NOT have the Apeel logo on the produce stickers. You won’t know unless you ask your produce manager. And they likely may not know either.
Countries selling produce coated with Apeel include the United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Peru, Spain, Sweden, Norway, China, Australia, South Africa, Poland, and Japan. The EU, Switzerland, UK, and Norway are only allowing this coating to be applied to fruits and vegetables that have outer peels that are usually not eaten, while the US and other countries are allowing it on everything.
WARNING!!!! Apeel has already secured the following partnerships:
- Nature’s Pride (a large importer of Europe’s avocados)
- Sage Fruit Co. (Washington State organic apple producer)
- Del Monte (avocados)
- Eco Farms (avocados)
- Del Rey (avocados)
- Horton Fruit Company (avocados)
- RV Aguacates (avocados)
- Alpine Fresh (asparagus)
- Beta (asparagus)
- Farm Direct Supply (asparagus)
- La Venta (asparagus)
- SiCar Farms (limes)
Many other fruits and vegetables including tomatoes, leafy greens, cucumbers, raspberries, as well as citrus can use the Edipeel coating, with undoubtedly more produce being added in the future. https://www.apeel.com/find-us even offers a store locator to find where their products are carried near you.
Apeel is (or will be) available at the following grocers:
- Trader Joes
- Whole Foods
- Harps Foods
- Price Right
- Fairway Market
- Bristol Farms and more
Beware and be warned! For even more information on the Apeel product, be sure to read Dr. Tenpenny’s substack article, What Are They Doing To Our Fruits and Vegetables here.
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Maryam Henein is an investigative journalist, and founder, and editor-in-chief of the health magazine and marketplace HoneyColony. She is also a functional medicine consultant/coach, and the director of the award-winning documentary film Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Elliot Page. Follow her on Twitter @maryamhenein. Email her: email@example.com.