these days you can’t really just eat anymore. you want a porkchop, then you have to swallow the fact that this porkchop was once Babe but most likely injected with stuff to make it big, fat and juicy before hauling it off to the little slaughterhouse of horrors.

but really, Babe, you can do without. so you switch to healthier options like mercury-laden fish or hormone and antibiotic-bred chickens. and your veggies, well, there’s your healthy option. how about a fresh garden salad? would you like that with the ddt-thiabendazole dressing? that’s about your daily fix of carcinogens, plus possible damages to the immune, reproductive and nervous systems.

now you can complain, “there’s nothing to eat!”

nothing safe to eat, you mean. fortunately, there are still alternatives.

go organic. buy organic. or if you have the means, grow organic. it really just means going back to the basics. when chickens roamed (almost) wild and free, and when the earth smelled of shit instead of pesticides.

me says, it’s worth a try.

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organic.org lists the dirty dozen* – the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables that you’re best advised to buy them organic.

  • Apples
  • Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Grapes (Imported)
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Potatoes
  • Red Raspberries
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries

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*produce which have a heavier pesticide load