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UM Disease Expert Osterholm Questions Food Safety

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The USDA doesn’t officially offer any opinion about whether organic food is safer or more nutritious than non-organic food. It only says that organic standards have been met. This includes the companies that handle or process the foods before they get to the supermarket. That said, organic foods have lower levels of artificial pesticides, are not genetically modified, don’t have artificial hormones, and reduce your exposure to antibiotics.

The USDA doesn’t officially offer any opinion about whether organic food is safer or more nutritious than non-organic food. It only says that organic standards have been met. This includes the companies that handle or process the foods before they get to the supermarket. That said, organic foods have lower levels of artificial pesticides, are not genetically modified, don’t have artificial hormones, and reduce your exposure to antibiotics.

 

Nationally known UM disease expert Dr Michael Osterholm talked with Dave Lee about recent efforts to improve food supply safety.  Interviewed on the WCCO Morning News, Osterholm says that  diseases related to food handling are still an issue.  He recently published an opinion piece for the New England Journal of Medicine.

Here are Dr Osterholm and WCCO’s Dave Lee.

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