Updates and New Additions to Safefruitsandveggies.com

Updates and New Additions to Safefruitsandveggies.com

4/5/2013 9:28 AM

 

The Alliance for Food and Farming has updated the safefruitsandveggies.com website with an easier to navigate research section and some new additions.  The research section has been re-formatted so the peer reviewed food safety reports and government studies are more accessible.  The Alliance has also added a link to the recently released USDA Pesticide Data Report so that consumers can review those positive government findings more easily.

In addition, the Alliance has added a new section called “A Dozen Reasons:  Why Eating Both Conventional and Organic Produce is the Right Choice for Your Family.”  This section features quotable quotes and statements from peer reviewed papers which underscore why eating more fruits and veggies – whether conventionally or organically grown – is always the right choice for improved health.

The safefruitsandveggies.com website continues to feature the popular “Pesticide Residue Calculator” which helps to illustrate how much of a produce item you could consume without any health effects from  pesticide residues.  Consumers can also view the “Ask the Experts” videos to see how conventional and organic farmers control pests and diseases in their fields and orchards as well as learn more from nutrition experts about the importance of consuming enough fruits and veggies each day.  The safefruitsandveggies.com website also includes detailed information about the rigorous government food safety standards in place today, a nutrition section and washing information from the Federal Food and Drug Administration.

The goal of the Alliance website is to provide consumers with science based, credible information so that facts, not fear, can guide healthy food choices.  We also hope to correct some very common misconceptions about the safety of fruits and vegetables which often undermine public health efforts to increase produce consumption. 

The Alliance welcomes feedback about our website content.  Please post a comment on this blog or on our Facebook page.    

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