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“Unnecessary to worry about fruits, veggies with pesticide residue” (USA)

07 Aug 2014

In this story, which has been issued in some daily newspapers in the USA, Barbara Quinn, a nutritionnist, disagrees with the “Dirty Dozen” campaign of the EWG, a environmentalist NGO: It “may unnecessarily scare people from eating perfectly safe and healthy food”, she writes.

“Even the EWG, which publishes the “dirty dozen” list, confirms “the health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh risks of pesticide exposure.””

Approving the AFF, a non-profit organization of organic and conventionnal growers, she concludes:
“Should we eat more vegetables and fruit? Yes. Can we safely choose produce that has been grown organically or conventionally? Yes.
I applaud all our American farmers who groan under the weight of intense food safety regulations to assure we have the safest food in the entire world.
And I trust the AFF recommendation: “Read, learn, choose but eat more organic and conventional fruits and veggies for better health and longer life.””

We completely agree. Except on one point: It’s in France, for sure, where we have the safest food in the entire world! 😉