Fuhrman: Organic Fruit vs No fruit

Q: “Is it dangerous to eat more fruits and vegetables because of the increased consumption of pesticides? Do I have to buy organic?”

A: “Keep in mind, every study done to date on the consumption of food and its relation to cancer has shown that the more fruits and vegetables people eat, the less cancer and heart disease they have. All these studies were done on people eating conventionally grown, not organic produce. So, clearly, the benefit of conventional produce outweighs any hypothetical risk.” (But he also suggests avoiding the EWG “dirty dozen” if you can and non-organic dairy and beef.)


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