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2013-10-08 23:34:53

Produce industry leader, Tanimura & Antle, has had its greenhouse grown butter lettuce independently certified as Pesticide Residue Free. Tanimura & Antle is the first to obtain this certification for greenhouse grown lettuce. Salinas, California (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Produce industry leader, Tanimura & Antle, has certified their greenhouse grown butter lettuce as Pesticide Residue Free. Packages will feature a new certification mark alerting shoppers to this unique product...

2013-09-23 08:28:47

DENVER, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- If you choose to eat organic foods you might be lucky enough to avoid ingesting the many pesticide residues so common to farming. It also means you're likely avoiding those "Franken-foods" that result from genetically engineered seeds. Yet, with the price of organic produce typically higher than non-organic the question remains--can you pick and choose foods based on your budget, yet still come out on the healthier side? For example, bananas...

2013-06-21 23:17:28

In response to an article published by the Wall Street Journal, Colle Farmers Market, an online market for organic food, outlines some of the major benefits of eating organic while discussing the ‘dirty dozen,’ and the ‘clean fifteen.’ Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 On June 20, organic food advocate Colle Farmers Market comments on an article published in The Wall Street Journal, which details the benefits of eating a mostly organic diet and discusses the safest organic foods....

2013-03-12 16:21:27

BRUSSELS, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable farming practices are key for food safety The Annual Report on Pesticide Residues 2010 shows that 97.2 % of the samples were within the maximum residue levels (MRLs) of pesticides permitted for food products in the EU and 98.4% for the EU coordinated program. On dietary exposure, EFSA concluded that the chemical residues on the foods analysed did not pose a long-term risk to consumer health and the short-term dietary...

Large Multi-Study Research Shows Health Benefits Of Organic Food Lacking
2012-09-04 11:37:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Organic foods have been around since the 1940s and have been heavily marketed as a better choice for your health over the past 20 to 30 years. However, new research has found that food labeled as organically grown or produced has no better nutritional value than conventional foods. Consumers typically pay a lot more for organic foods with the general notion that the higher price tag on such foods means they are bettering their...

2012-09-04 02:29:01

Organic foods have lower pesticide residues, lower chance for antibiotic-resistant bacteria WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A review article published September in the Annals of Internal Medicine confirms that consuming organic foods reduces consumers' exposure to pesticide residues and to bacteria resistant to antibiotics, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) notes. These are among the top reasons consumers cite for choosing to buy organic products. "Consumers...

2008-09-04 15:00:24

By ARI SYRQUIN The European Commission this week made an important step forward in its efforts to ensure food safety in the European Union: a regulation revising and simplifying the rules pertaining to pesticide residues entered into force. The new rules set unified maximum residue levels (MRLs) for pesticides. They are supposed to ensure food safety for all consumers and allow traders and importers to do business smoothly; confusion over dealing with 27 lists of national MRLs is...