Today we have more choices than ever when it comes to produce – not only can we choose among many types of fruits and vegetables, but also between produce that’s grown conventionally, organically, or locally.
When deciding what to purchase, it’s important to make choices that align with personal values. It’s also important to consider the facts about the safety of all kinds of fruits and vegetables. With only 12% of adults and 40% of children regularly meeting daily fruit recommendations, and only 9% of adults and 7% of children meeting daily vegetable recommendations, it’s crucial that we understand the consumption of any kind of fruit or vegetable, regardless of its growing method, is imperative for our overall health and well-being.
Our latest white paper, “Facts Over Fear: Research-based Considerations for Sourcing Fruits and Vegetables,” lays out the facts, explaining how a strategic sourcing from a combination of conventional, organic, and local produce is optimal when considering factors such as accessibility, availability, personal risk tolerance, and environmental interests.