Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Unless its organic we don't know that the food we are eating is probably loaded with chemicals. Many of them are used in the production of food - drugs for raising livestock, pesticides, steroids, fertilizers etc. Pesticides and fertilizers put a huge toxic load on us and the earth. Pesticides pollute the soil, crops, rivers, groundwater and the people that work on farms, not to mention wildlife. Some pesticides are deemed to toxic for Western countries and are then shipped off to Third World countries. Because a lot of our produce is imported we ingest them if we are buying imported fruit and vegetables, whether they are fresh, frozen or canned.
One way to safeguard against some of these toxins is to thoroughly wash fruit and vegetables before eating, especially if they are not organic. Water alone won't cut it! The white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide solution below, discovered in 1998 by Susan Sumner, is the best and least expensive way to remove harmful chemicals and is non-toxic.