How many of you watch the Dr. Oz show? I'll admit I was never really interested in it until I happened to have the TV on at the perfect time to catch his show on apple juice. Remember that one? It was unbelievable! He single handedly created this big controversy over the levels of arsenic in our apple juice, and for that I was hooked! I figured anyone who was willing to take on the FDA regarding the safety of our food deserved my respect and, more importantly, my viewer rating :)
So you better believe I hit that DVR button when he was covering the latest in the OJ controversy. Recently, as most of you have heard, low levels of the fungicide Carbendazim were found in orange juice imported from Brazil. Coca-Cola was one of the first to discover this in it's 'Minute Maid' and 'Simple Orange' brands.
After going through all the details and investigating how and why this happened he then went on to discuss what you can do to prevent this from being an issue. This is word for word what he said "If you want to avoid fungicide all together you have to drink either US only Organic Orange Juice or 100% Organic Orange Juice". What is even more interesting is if you go back and watch the episode on the apple juice he says precisely the same thing! Drink 100% organic apple juice to avoid the uncomfortable levels of arsenic. Catching onto a theme here? It is becoming more and more evident each day that organic is truly the safer way to go.
So cheers to that! (with a glass of organic OJ of course :)