Which should you choose, organically grown produce or non-organically grown produce? Organically grown produce are those that were grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. On the other hand, non-organically grown produce uses chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth. Spray insecticides are also applied to reduce pests and disease.
Pesticides can be found in the food we eat. They are widely used in producing food to control pests such as insects, rodents, weeds, bacteria, mold and fungus. People nowadays are very exposed to them. Parents are not confident that the fruits and vegetables Their children are eating are safer than ever. No wonder, children today are sicker than they were a generation ago.
Try to watch the informative clip entitled “The Organic Effect” below and see what happened when a certain family decided to switch to organic foods.
Whether your foods are organically grown or conventional, it’s still a good idea to wash them before eating them. How will you do that? Here are effective DIY NATURAL PESTICIDE REMOVERS as recommended by Sasha Brown.
A. Homemade Produce Spray
1. Mix together a tablespoon of lemon juice, a cup of water and 2 tablespoons of baking soda.
2. Mix them well until the baking soda has completely dissolved, then put the mixture into a spray bottle.
3. Spray it onto the fruits or vegetables you’d like to, leave it there for 5-10 minutes and then rinse it off.
B. Homemade Produce Wash
1. Pour 4 parts water and 1 part vinegar into a clean a large bowl.
2. Let your produce (apple for instance) set into the wash for up to an hour.
3. Remove and rinse with clean water.
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