What to Do When Organic Isn’t an Option
Whether you’re stuck in a food desert or have a tight food budget, you don’t need to be exposed to dangerous pesticides. Despite the fact that organic food is your healthiest option, buying it isn’t always feasible. A recent study conducted by the Consumer Reports Food Safety and Sustainability Center found that, overall, organic foods […]
12 Fruits and Veggies You Should Avoid (If Buying Non-Organic)
Contrary to the old adage, an apple a day may not keep the doctor away. According to the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) 2015 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, apples topped the list as the most pesticide-contaminated produce for the fifth year in a row. Peaches and nectarines round out the top three “dirtiest” foods […]
Cucumber Tips & Tricks You Don’t Want to Miss!
Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. For a pick me up in the afternoon… Put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers […]
Getting The Dirt On What’s Really Organic
With consumption of organic food throughout the United States on the rise and potential legislative measures, such as California’s Prop 37 and private retailer Whole Foods instituting a third-party organic certification system, consumers are more interested in what their food and other products contain than ever before. Idaho news station KTVB recently investigated the cost of local organic foods […]
Eat your fruits and vegetables!
The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides™ to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all. The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ will help […]