Letter: We need natural food

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AS Rose Prince rightly points out (report, 25 March), fruit and vegetables do sometimes contain high levels of toxic residue, resulting from the pesticides used to grow them, and organic produce is undoubtedly better for our health and the environment.

However, in making a comparison with this area of concern and the health risks associated with eating meat, she misses a central point. A diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables has enormous health benefits, reducing the incidence of a whole range of diseases. This is true regardless of whether or not the meat or vegetables are organic.

ANDREW BUTLER

UK Representative, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

London SW15

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