A new comprehensive review of previous studies has found significantly higher levels of antioxidants in organic fruits, vegetables and grains, along with lower levels of pesticides, when compared to conventionally-grown crops. The study, which will be published in the British Journal of Nutrition, established its findings by reviewing 343 previously published studies. On average, the study… Continue reading New Study: Are Organic Foods Healthier?
On Tuesday, nearly 400 farm workers in Peru became sick after inhaling pesticides sprayed on a nearby field, CNN reports. The chemical was sprayed just hours before the workers arrived, and after breathing the fumes they became ill with dizziness, vomiting and pain. Most were discharged from the hospital Tuesday after receiving treatment. For the… Continue reading Pesticides Sicken Peruvian Workers
Strawberries – yum! The time of year for this springtime favorite is nearly upon us! These little red berries are super popular, and for good reason! Did you know that one cup of tasty strawberry halves contains only about 49 calories, but packs nearly 150% of your recommended daily vitamin C intake? The same cup of… Continue reading Spring is Strawberry Season
At FruitShare, we hear this question all the time: “is buying organic fruit really worth it?” The short answer is yes. A slightly longer answer explains why organic fruit is important – not just for you, but for others and for the environment. And it all comes down to one thing: chemicals. For you, avoiding… Continue reading Is Organic Fruit Really Worth It?
Oranges are one of the most popular fruits, especially at this time of year. But if you’re eating conventionally-grown oranges instead of organic ones, you’re not just getting lots of vitamin C and antioxidants. You’re eating the pesticides and synthetic chemicals that are used on non-organic oranges. According to the Pesticide Action Network’s What’s On… Continue reading What Pesticides are on Oranges?
Apples are one of the most popular fruits in the U.S. – they’re even an iconic gift from teachers to students. But if you’re not buying organic apples, you’re probably eating more than just a healthy and delicious piece of fruit. According to the Pesticide Action Network’s site, What’s On My Food?, 42 pesticide residues… Continue reading Apples and Pesticides
Fresh peaches are a favorite summer fruit, especially flavorful and juicy Colorado peaches. But if your fresh peaches are not organic, you’re probably getting more than just the flavor and nutrition packed into peaches. According to the Pesticide Action Network’s project “What’s On My Food?”, you’re eating 62 pesticide residues if your peaches are conventionally grown. These chemical… Continue reading Fresh Peaches & Pesticides