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03

Feb

Do you know how your food grows?
You might be surprised to learn how some of your favorite fruits, vegetables and spices are cultivated.

09

Jan

Can eating produce help with asthma?This study has exciting implications for all of us. (Who wouldn’t benefit from boosting their immune system?)

Can eating produce help with asthma?
This study has exciting implications for all of us. (Who wouldn’t benefit from boosting their immune system?)

19

Dec

How to clean your produce, naturallyWhether they’re organic or conventional, washing your fruits and veggies well makes a difference.

How to clean your produce, naturally
Whether they’re organic or conventional, washing your fruits and veggies well makes a difference.

06

Aug

Pittsburgh culinary training program rescues produce and peopleUsing donated food, Springboard Kitchens offers opportunities to people who otherwise would have trouble finding a job.

Pittsburgh culinary training program rescues produce and people
Using donated food, Springboard Kitchens offers opportunities to people who otherwise would have trouble finding a job.

22

Apr

2013’s updated Dirty Dozen produce list
Each year, the Environmental Working Group ranks supermarket produce by its pesticide load. The top offenders become the Dirty Dozen, the fruits and vegetables you should consider buying in their organic form.

2013’s updated Dirty Dozen produce list

Each year, the Environmental Working Group ranks supermarket produce by its pesticide load. The top offenders become the Dirty Dozen, the fruits and vegetables you should consider buying in their organic form.

28

Feb

Produce from urban gardens could contain lead


Toxic metals like lead, zinc and cadmium are commonly found in soil, particularly in urban areas, and lead is neurotoxic, especially to babies and young children.            

Produce from urban gardens could contain lead

Toxic metals like lead, zinc and cadmium are commonly found in soil, particularly in urban areas, and lead is neurotoxic, especially to babies and young children.            

28

Jun

How to glean for goodGlean for good by harvesting unwanted produce from local farmers and delivering it to those in need.

How to glean for good
Glean for good by harvesting unwanted produce from local farmers and delivering it to those in need.

20

Jun

Does produce wash remove pesticides?There are several natural and organic produce washes on the market. Will washing fruits and vegetables with them take care of the pesticides that are on non-organic produce?

Does produce wash remove pesticides?
There are several natural and organic produce washes on the market. Will washing fruits and vegetables with them take care of the pesticides that are on non-organic produce?

16

Nov

Is organic food for the elite?Organic food consumption is on the rise despite hard times for many. Our blogger shares why and how her family buys organic food on a strict budget.

Is organic food for the elite?
Organic food consumption is on the rise despite hard times for many. Our blogger shares why and how her family buys organic food on a strict budget.

26

Aug

Need a job? Become a farmer.The growing demand for new markets highlights the lack of new farmers entering the agricultural business.

Need a job? Become a farmer.
The growing demand for new markets highlights the lack of new farmers entering the agricultural business.