INDUSTRY LAUDS REPORT ON PRODUCE BENEFITS

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the National Academy of Sciences is drawing wide praise from the food industry for validating the safety of fruits and vegetables.Retailers and other executives said the report confirms what many have said for years -- that the American food supply is among the safest in the world. The report found that the cancer-avoidance benefits of eating fruits and vegetables far

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the National Academy of Sciences is drawing wide praise from the food industry for validating the safety of fruits and vegetables.

Retailers and other executives said the report confirms what many have said for years -- that the American food supply is among the safest in the world. The report found that the cancer-avoidance benefits of eating fruits and vegetables far outweigh any risks from natural or man-made pesticides found in produce.

The

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