80 Things You Need to Know about Agriculture: Week 20

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A 2012 report published by Food and Chemical Toxicology estimated that 20,000 cases of cancer could be prevented each year with increased fruit and vegetable consumption. It added that consumers “should not be concerned about cancer risks from consuming conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables.”


Modern agriculture helps provide the food needed for a healthier lifestyle. Both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend increased intake of fruits and vegetables.

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