Healthline speaks with Camire about organic produce
Healthline spoke with Mary Ellen Camire, a professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine, for the article “Don’t let a fear of pesticides stop you from eating fruits and veggies.” Studies show that the amount of pesticides found on conventional produce is very small and lower today than in the past, according to Camire. Consumers should think more about eating the wide variety of fruits and vegetables available to them and less about the low-risk levels of pesticide residue, the article states. “If people are concerned [about pesticides], you can even grow some vegetables at home. It allows you to take more control of your food supply if you have a little space,” said Camire.