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Issue #74 -- The Pesticides on Your Produce
March 26, 2009

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The Pesticides on Your Produce - Issue #74

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1) Shopper's Guide To Pesticides
2) How to be Sure Produce Labeled Organic Really Is Organic
3) Bill HR 875, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009
4) Freebies
5) Healthy Products and Services



Shopper's Guide To Pesticides

Every so often, ewg updates its Shopper's Guide To Pesticides. They recently came out with the latest edition. Get your copy here

Remember, those produce items that are highest in pesticide load you should always buy organic. Those that are lowest, you can purchase non-organic if you wish.


How to be Sure Produce Labeled Organic Really Is Organic

When you're purchasing your produce you should always check the sticker on the produce item to make sure it really is organic.

If the number on the sticker is 4 digits, it's commercially grown.

If it's 5 digits and starts with a 9, it's organically grown.

If it's 5 digits and starts with an 8, it's genetically engineered.

Sometimes stores aren't very honest about marking organic produce. If you have the 2007 edition of Food Additives: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not you can read about my experience in a health food market when I went to buy organic tomatoes (on page 24). In addition, my daughter was shopping with her dad in a regular grocery store and bought what was labeled, on the sign, as organic pears. However, when she got home and looked at the sticker she noticed that the pears really were not organic. So, pay attention when you shop.


Bill HR 875, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009

There's been a lot of panicked e-mails about this bill outlawing organic farming recently on the internet. You may have gotten some of them. Here's a view on the bill from the Organic Consumer's Association website. It's worth a read.

Freebies

If you'd like some help or just support in eating healthfully and haven't taken advantage of some of the freebies I offer, why not sign up for the Free Healthy Eating e-class.

If you don't have a copy of Food Additives: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not and you buy packaged food, check out my Free Food Additives tips.



Healthy Products and Services

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The 2007 Edition of FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not lists over 1000 food additives classified according to safety, whether they may cause allergic reactions and if they are GRAS Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA. New to this edition is information on how to identify genetically modified produce in the grocery store. It's a handy pocket-sized book that you can carry with you when you shop to help you read food labels and make sure the food you're buying has only healthy ingredients. It will help you choose healthy foods when you shop and keep harmful chemicals out of the food you feed your family.

If the above link doesn't work, copy http://www.foodadditivesbook.com/ into the address line on your browser.

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If you would like personal, one-on-one help to get yourself eating healthfully, I offer healthy eating coaching/nutritional consulting services by telephone. The first session is free. You just have to pay for the call.

To schedule your no charge evaluation, send me an e-mail with NO CHARGE EVALUATION in the subject line. Tell me what your concerns are, what times you are available, and what time zone you're in. I will send you an e-mail with your appointment date and time, and the phone number for you to call.




Written by Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
Your Personal Online Healthy Eating Coach
(c) copyright 2009 HealthyEatingAdvisor.com
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