How to Buy Organic Vegetables

Ever wonder how you can tell whether the vegetables you are buying are organic?  Well, above is a picture of some tomatoes I bought last weekend.  And here are some visual clues to tell whether your vegetable or fruit is organic: (more…)

How Alive is the Apple you Eat?

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Someone, had very lovingly gifted me this apple, which you see in the photo above, and it has been sitting in my fridge for over 10 days now! I never had any intentions of eating it.  And one of the reasons I would never eat it is because this apple has done a lot of sitting around!  Before it got its seat in my fridge, I figure it was sitting in the fruit shop for about 3-4 days, and in a retail ware-house for about a week before that, and in some ship that sailed from the U.S. to India, for about 10 days before that, and in crates in loading docks for a few days before that, and in some apple orchard’s warehouse in California for some days before that.

So between its place of origin – the U.S., and it’s destined place of consumption, India, this apple has been sitting on its butt for more than more than a month.  And even though it looks like it could do with a collagen shot, it still hasn’t perished!!!  It is so loaded with chemicals — that it has an extra-long lease on life!!! (more…)

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