CropLife America (CLA) has just wrapped up its celebration of National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month in which it promoted a healthy lifestyle and eating a balanced diet which includes eating fruit and vegetables with every meal.
Today’s agriculture industry takes advantage of research and development of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides to get as many fresh fruits and vegetables to as many Americans as possible.
“Today’s agricultural practices play a vital and necessary role in supporting the production of nutritious food,” Janet Collins, senior vice president of science and regulatory affairs at CLA, said. “As a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I’m pleased to see a renewed emphasis placed on fruit and vegetables as the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. CLA and its members are proud to work in an industry that ensures a wide variety of produce is available year-round to people across the U.S.”
CLA used social media to promote National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month and encourages consumers, growers, educators and passionate foodies to continue the trend of celebrating fruits and vegetables throughout the year.
“The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans urge consumers to make at least half of their plate fruit and vegetables, and the crop protection industry directly supports everyone’s ability to incorporate more produce into their diets,” CLA President and CEO Jay Vroom said. “National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month is a celebration of the variety of produce we enjoy in the U.S. due to the amazing work of farmers and ranchers as well as the products the crop protection industry creates to minimize crop threats.”