Both conventional and organic foods are safe and nutritious options to help us get our daily servings of fruit, vegetables, protein, grains and dairy. But, conflicting messages about both types of options have us wondering “what are the REAL facts about conventional and organic foods? ” Research from the 2017 Food & Heath Survey shows that numerous issues such as nutrition, ingredients list, cost, and effects on the environment, can influence our perceptions, purchase decisions-- and more. Claims from varying news and social media headlines can be convincing, but are they true? Let’s put your “C” or “O” knowledge to the test! Take our 5 question quiz to check your knowledge about these two different food production methods.
Questions and Answers
USDA’s examination of pesticide residue on produce has concluded that over 99 percent of produce has residue levels well below the safety tolerance levels set by EPA.
Organic milk is healthier for you: switching from drinking conventional to organic milk can increase your intake of omega-3 unsaturated fatty acid levels by over 50%.
Which of the following statements are true about organic food and farming?
If a product is labeled organic, it means that zero pesticides were used to produce that product.
Organic produce is grown with the use of pesticides
Organic products are safer than conventional ones
Organic foods are more nutritious than conventional ones
Pesticide residue levels in organic and conventional foods are tightly regulated by the:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
All of the above
What is the estimated number of strawberries a child would have to eat before experiencing any negative impact from pesticide residue?
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