Exorbitant Prices Make It Difficult For Many Residents To Go Organic

In a bid to help UAE residents live healthier and curb cancer incidence rates, doctors are calling on food suppliers and supermarkets to bring down the exorbitant prices of organic produce in the country.

“People in the UAE are becoming more concerned about their health, because of the emerging group of cancers that is increasing day by day – one in three people are being afflicted with the disease. It is largely because of the consumption of harmful food items as well as fertilisers, growth hormones, and antibiotics used in our food,” said Dr Shebini Hameed, dietitian and nutritionist, Universal Hospitals.

A 2018 study conduced by YouGov indicated that a whopping 61 per cent of UAE consumers are buying organic foods more than once a month.