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Quinn on Nutrition: Organic or conventional, choose more produce

(Monterey County Herald) Organic food is catching on in all segments of our food supply, reported Laura Batcha, CEO of the Organic Trade Association at the recent Organic Produce Summit in Monterey, Calif. And millennials — the generation born in the early 1980s to the early 2000s — seem to be leading the charge. This group chooses organic produce more than any other previous generation, says Batcha.
What if an organic alternative is not available where you shop? Or the price is higher than you want to spend? Don’t be afraid of other choices, says Marilyn Dolan, executive director of the Alliance for Food and Farming, a science-based nonprofit organization that represents organic and conventional food producers (www.safefruitsandveggies.com.) “The one consistent message that health experts agree upon and that is confirmed with decades of nutrition research is that a diet rich in fruits and veggies — whether conventional or organic — leads to better health and a longer life.”
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