For simplicity, I just try to always stick with organic choices. I do have a little business card, which lists the "dirty dozen" and "clean fifteen," though I pretty much know at this point which non-organics are least offensive (bananas, avocados, for example).
Julia Sonoran Desert Joyfully owned by two retired racing greyhounds. Happily vegetarian for 40 years.
Thanks for posting this. I've always grown and canned my own tomatoes, but have at times had to purchase them at the store when weather and other factors resulted in insufficient harvests. The more I read, the more things I am growing myself and without pesticides and artificial fertilizers. We try to plant more than we need, just in case, and when we have a bumper crop of anything we give the extras to friends and neighbors, so nothing goes to waste.
Hoping to plant some fruit trees this year as well, again using organic methods for pest and disease control. Reading articles like this gives me more incentives than ever to put forth the extra effort.
Interesting article, thanks for sharing. Our potatoes do sprout (always!), but our grocery stores carry potatoes grown right here in Michigan, so maybe that makes a difference. I did not know about canned tomatoes, I will have to look more into that.
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Thanks for the article. Great advice/tips on my journey to a healthier me. I will now spend the extra money for the correct beef, potatoes, milk & apples...(the other items I don't eat). Clearer vision everyday!
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speaking of candy - it wasn't too long ago that it was reported that some farmers were feeding their animals (I believe this time it was pigs) expired (you know, beyond the "best before" date) candy instead of proper feed - because it was cheaper!
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I'm happy to see this is getting around more. I try to tell people about corn-fed beef all the time and they think I'm crazy. I may be crazy but I was raised on a working ranch and that's like feeding your kids only candy and expecting them to thrive: ain't gonna happen!
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