http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-lettuce-field-image7292275Researchers at the University of Arizona are exploring natural methods for improving the safety of organic leafy greens with common ingredients such as oregano, cinnamon and vinegar. The team led by Sadhana Ravishankar, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, has found that by washing the vegetables with water containing plant extracts…

Many agricultural pesticide exposure studies focus on farmworkers and people who live or work near farms. Now research is taking a look at exposure through the actual food we eat. In a large study recently published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers found that we consume fewer pesticides when we eat organic foods compared…