An extensive new study undertaken by researchers at Washington University has confirmed that people who eat organic food are exposed to far fewer pesticides than their conventional counterparts.
The study, reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, is the largest of its kind and looks at the dietary exposure for more than 4400 people to pesticides used on food and found conventional produce eaters had double the levels compared with organic produce consumers!
The study clearly suggests that by eating organically grown versions of those foods highest in pesticide residues we can make a measurable difference.
The fact that the majority of organic food is seasonal, adds another dimension to the debate about nutritional levels ….. of course fresh in-season produce should be richer in nutrients!
Some of the current in-season fruits available from Organic & Quality Foods include new season Australian apples, delicious Queensland lychees, stone fruits and Tasmanian cherries!
As the apple season progresses more varieties will become available. You need to enjoy the cherries while you can as the season is rapidly coming to a close. Lychees should be around for a while yet!
One very refreshing comment often heard from parents is that their children love organic fruit and vegetables yet would not eat conventional produce! Makes you appreciate working in an industry that can only be beneficial to others!
You can find the Washington University study at:
Rob Maclachlan – Owner of Organic & Quality Foods
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