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|From: Joanie Connors (jvcphdgmail.com)|
|Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 07:24:13 -0800 (PST)|
A couple of thoughts in response to Mariana's questions, Is there nothing these two nonworking eaters can do? Shop? clean & organize the cabinets? make birthday party arrangements? Call to find the best prices for ingredients? It seems like the imbalance there will cause resentment at some point if not now. Also, regarding the organic question, try using the Dirty Dozen list below to make decisions about organic or not. I've posted it below. For all those lovely organic fruits that are so expensive, consider only eating them in season, when you can drive out of town to farms to get a large quantity (maybe pick your own). My friends and I have done this for peaches, apples, apricots and citrus (Arizona). It makes for a nice trip (that kids love), jam making parties and the ability to eat our fill without guilt. Top 12 Dirtiest Fruits and Veggies Yoga + Joyful Living Jul 13, 2009 By Natalya Podgorny, Yoga + DIRTY DOZEN (Buy These Organic) 1. Peaches 2. Apples 3. Sweet Bell Peppers 4. Celery 5. Nectarines 6. Strawberries 7. Cherries 8. Lettuce 9. Grapes 10. Pears 11. Spinach 12. Potatoes CLEANEST 12 (Lowest in Pesticides) 1. Onions 2. Avocado 3. Sweet Corn (frozen) 4. Pineapples 5. Mango 6. Sweet Peas (frozen) 7. Asparagus 8. Kiwi 9. Bananas 10. Cabbage 11. Broccoli 12. Eggplant When You Can’t Go 100% Organic Even if you can’t afford to buy everything local and organic, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a watchdog and research nonprofit, has identified the “dirty dozen”–those fruits and veggies that contain the highest amounts of pesticides. For these, it might be worth paying for the organic versions. Among conventionally grown, try sticking to the “cleanest 12.” The produce ranking was developed by EWG analysts based on the results of nearly 51,000 tests for pesticides on produce collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration between 2000 and 2005. An EWG simulation of thousands of consumers eating high and low pesticide diets showed that people can lower their pesticide exposure by almost 90% by avoiding the top 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated instead.
Meal Participation apierlioni, January 22 2010
Re: Meal Participation Craig Ragland, January 22 2010
Re: Meal Participation Mariana Almeida, January 22 2010
- Re: Meal Participation Joanie Connors, January 24 2010
- Re: Meal Participation Mariana Almeida, January 25 2010
- Shopper's Guide to Pesticides (was Re: Meal Participation) Ellen Keyne Seebacher, February 28 2010
- Re: Meal Participation Mariana Almeida, January 22 2010
- Re: Meal Participation Craig Ragland, January 22 2010
Re: Meal Participation Mary Vallier-Kaplan, January 24 2010
- Re: Meal Participation Sharon Villines, January 24 2010
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