After a month filled with big meals and delicious desserts, many of us resolve to eat healthier in the coming year. Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, taking up half of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) MyPlate food guide! In fact, USDA states that “Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.” Check out www.ChooseMyPlate.gov for more information on healthy eating and the MyPlate food guide.
Thanks to today’s agricultural advancements and the hard work of farmers, you and your loved ones will have plenty of fruits and vegetables and other healthy food to choose from in the New Year. Through the responsible use of crop protection products, both conventional and organic farmers can prevent threats from diminishing their yields and ensure that your plate stays filled with nutritious meals.
Download CLA’s newest infographic, Why Do Farmers Use Pesticides?, to learn more about how crop protection products help farmers ensure a plentiful supply of healthy food for all. Be sure to also download CLA’s New Year’s poster which highlights the role that crop protection products play in growing the foods that help us ring in the New Year.