A Baker’s Dozen of Produce Safety “Tweetable” Facts
3/11/2019 1:04 PM
The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) has compiled a baker’s dozen of science-based, reassuring facts about produce safety. Please help us share this tweetable information so that facts, not fears, may guide produce choices.
- If half of all Americans added one more serving of fruits and veggies in their daily diet, 20,000 cancer cases could be prevented annually. bit.ly/2N74bII @safeproduce
- Studies show that fear based produce safety messaging confuses consumers and may result in reduced purchasing of any fruits and veggies – organic or conventional. bit.ly/2BueP7y @safeproduce
- Pesticide residues are so low a child could eat 100’s to 1,000’s of servings of a fruit or veggie in a day and still not have any health effects from residues. bit.ly/2tltIVn @safeproduce
- Only 1 in 10 Americans eat enough fruits and vegetables each day. bit.ly/2RTXHgY @safeproduce
- Produce is the only food group health experts agree we should all eat more of every day for better health and a longer life. www.safefruitsandveggies.com @safeproduce
- USDA/FDA data shows pesticide residues on foods tested are at levels well below the tolerances established by the EPA and “pose no safety concern.” bit.ly/2Goid8b bit.ly/2IcVHki @safeproduce
- A 2018 study found women under 35 undergoing IVF had a 65-68% greater chance of success by consuming a Mediterranean diet, which includes lots of fruits and veggies. bit.ly/2SGR4TJ@safeproduce
- A recent Harvard study found that women who ate more than 5.5 servings of fruit and veggies a day had an 11 percent reduced risk of breast cancer. bit.ly/2N1oG9r @safeproduce.
- Fruit and vegetable farmers’ first consumers are their own families. So food safety is always their priority. www.safefruitsandveggies.com @safeproduce
- One study showed that people who ate seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day reduced their risk of premature death by 42%, cancer by 25% and heart disease by 31%. bit.ly/2RU0x5C@safeproduce
- People who eat more produce are happier! A peer reviewed study showed mental wellbeing rose in accordance with the amount of fruits and vegetables consumed per day. bit.ly/2UXueVo@safeproduce
- Analysis of the so-called “dirty dozen” list found that substitution of organic produce for conventional did not result in a reduction in risk because residues on conventionally grown produce are so minute. bit.ly/2StyD5r @safeproduce
- The FDA says washing produce under running tap water reduces and often eliminates pesticide residues if they are present on fresh produce. bit.ly/2I9MxFe @safeproduce
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