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3rd Grader Erases All Doubt About Organic Produce

apuginthekitchen:

I love Cooking Up the Cure and follow every single post, always so informative and interesting. This is amazing, please watch the video included in the post. The little girl is great and if you had any doubts about buying organic as opposed to the other non organic vegetables this will make the decision for you.
Enjoy!!

Originally posted on Cooking Up the Cure:

Sometimes lessons come from the mouth of babes.

Pledge to go organic, for your own sake!

Posted By: Organic Consumers Association

So it’s a little staged. And the delivery a bit stilted. But the message comes through loud and clear: If your potatoes aren’t organic, they’ve been sprayed with Bud Nip, that is, Chlorpropham . . . a toxic chemical that doesn’t just sit on the vegetable’s skin, but permeates the entire potato.

Chronic exposure of laboratory animals to Chlorpropham has caused “retarded growth, increased liver, kidney and spleen weights, congestion of the spleen, and death.” And it’s toxic to honeybees.

Watch her short video here.

 

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  1. It’s scary what’s sprayed on our foods, I do try and buy organic but I also buy some non-organic produce. ;)

    January 13, 2014
    • I try to buy organic all the time but there are some things that are ok to buy non organic, banana’s being one of them. Sometimes I need something not in season and I get non organic also. We can’t be perfect, I imagine in Ireland it’s probably a better than the US with regards to use of chemicals and toxins on the food.

      January 13, 2014
      • I am not sure how much better it is but there are a large number of small organic produces and farmers and lots of farmers’ markets and we have a good -ish green reputation.

        The food scene here has become very vibrant in recent years and I think that’s an excellent thing.

        January 13, 2014
      • When I think about the food from Ireland I imagine natural, fresh organic with limited use of pesticides and other toxic chemicals. I’m sure there is imported foods that you have to watch out for. I see photo’s of the lush green hills and lovely quaint farms and can’t imagine chemicals being used there.

        January 13, 2014
  2. ohlidia #

    Wow! Thanks for sharing Suzanne. I always try to get organize produce, but it’s a little more difficult in the winter because it’s so much pricier! I wish organic food was more accessible to everyone!

    January 14, 2014
    • Thank you, it’s so true, it’s definitely more difficult in winter and as far as being accessible to all unfortunately organic produce is so much more expensive that the other stuff and is cost prohibitive to many. A real shame. I love what a group of doctors in NYC are doing, they actually cut a deal with local farmers markets and give their needy patients a prescription for fresh fruit and vegetables at the farmers market, they can present the RX and walk away with organic farm fresh produce free to them or very very low cost. It’s wonderful.

      January 14, 2014
  3. Congratulations on your two year anniversary! I love reading your blog and am so glad to have made the acqaintance. Blogging is definitely a very positive experience. All the best to the New Year for you.

    January 14, 2014
  4. I’m surprised, really at the amount of organic fruits and vegetables vs the amount of non-organic fruits and vegetables that are available in the produce departments of our grocery stores. You’d think, with all of the knowledge of the toxins that we’re eating on a daily basis, that it would be the other way around. That there would be more organic. AND wishing it was less expensive!!

    January 14, 2014
    • It’s true organic takes up a very small portion of the fruit and vegetable aisle in the grocery store. I don’t think many are aware of the toxins that are sprayed on and permeate our fruits and veggies. Scary really. If it were more affordable more I’m sure would buy organic.

      January 14, 2014
  5. I always buy organic too!! My biggest motivator is my daughter. I also saw this video earlier today on Facebook! Amazing, the difference!

    January 15, 2014
    • I try to always buy organic too, even for the pugs. The little girl in the video is so cute, and gives a very compelling reason to buy organic.

      January 15, 2014
  6. I saw this too- it’s terrifying, and the reason I only eat organic foods. Thanks for re-posting this so that hopefully more people can open their eyes and at least CONSIDER what they are eating. Looking forward to reading more from you! Feel free to check out my blog anytime, I write about living an organic lifestyle on a budget!

    January 25, 2014
    • Completely terrifying, I eat organic almost everything all the time the alternative is not something I can consider. I am definitely checking out your blog.

      January 25, 2014
  7. Also, do you mind me asking where you live? I read that you find it harder to find organic produce, maybe I can help you out!

    January 25, 2014
    • Thank you, I get great organic produce at the farmers market in my neighborhood, Fort Greene in Brooklyn and also I am a member of the food coop. I don’t really have a hard time finding it, its easily attainable in Brooklyn, sometimes the cost is prohibitive. I used to belong to a CSA but it disbanded.Bummer.

      January 25, 2014
      • That stinks, sorry to hear that. We’re lucky to live in the northeast where we have easily and readily accessible organic foods. Do you shop at Whole Foods or do you stick to farmers markets for produce?

        January 25, 2014
      • Yes, I’m in NYC aka Brooklyn. I do shop at whole foods but mostly the farmers market and food coop.

        January 25, 2014

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