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How to Use Baking Soda to Wash Off 96% of All Toxic Pesticides from Your Fruits and Vegetables

The Organic Wellness
20 December 2017
Anya Vien

Baking soda is a magical product with so many practical uses, such as curing heartburn, cleaning white clothes, and now, new research has found that this wonder ingredient can remove up to 96% of pesticides from fruit and vegetables.

A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts has conducted a study on gala apples to determine baking soda’s efficacy in cleaning the fruits.

During  the research team has applied two most common pesticides thiabendazole and phosmet to organic gala apples. Thiabendazole is a fungicide that has been previously noted for its capacity to penetrate apple peels. Phosmet is a popular insecticide, the experts say. The scientists have then washed the contaminated apples with three different liquids, which include: tap water, a one percent baking soda/water solution, and a commercial bleach solution approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The commercial bleaching solution is the most commonly used liquid in cleaning produce.

The results have revealed that submerging apples in a baking soda solution for two minutes removed more pesticides than a two-minute soak in the bleach solution, or two minutes of rinsing in running tap water. But it took 12 to 15 minutes in the baking soda solution to completely get rid of the pesticides used in this study

How to Use Baking Soda to Wash Produce

Baking soda can be used to scrub pesticide residue from hard-skinned vegetables and fruits. Because baking soda is an alkaline salt, it makes an eco-friendly and effective produce wash.

To use it, simply add a few tablespoons of baking soda to a bowl of water when soaking your fruits and vegetables, which should be done a few good minutes before rinsing them with fresh cold water. Or, shake some baking soda on produce and scrub away with a produce brush. By the way, this method is especially great for things like musk melons, because their rinds have all kinds of nooks and crannies that love to trap microbes and dirt.

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Aerial glyphosate spraying threatens organic gardens built by awarding-winning environmentalists

Date: 21 June 2016
Author: J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) As technology advances big agriculture is discovering new and inventive ways to poison the remaining organic food on the planet, as evidenced by what is currently taking place Down Under.

As reported by WAToday, some South West farmers are drawing attention to what they see as a danger to their ability to make a living after state government officials launched an aerial pesticide spraying program near their organic farming operation. Continue reading Aerial glyphosate spraying threatens organic gardens built by awarding-winning environmentalists

Rainbow Doritos the latest absurd example of corporate #gaywashing… Frito-Lay trying to feed obese lesbians GMO snack chips laced with MSG and artificial colors

Source: Natural News
Date: September 18, 2015
Author: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

(NaturalNews) Corporate #gaywashing is becoming so absurd and insulting to the LGBT community that it deserves serious comment. Frito-Lay has just introduced “Rainbow Doritos” which pander to gays and lesbians, insulting their intelligence by hoping they will blindly eat genetically modified corn chips laced with MSG and chemical colors just because it’s all packaged under the “rainbow banner.”

This is corporate #gaywashing at its worst… a demeaning attempt to invoke an almost dog-like Pavlovian consumer response through the use of rainbow colors that aren’t even real food in the first place (they’re faked with petrochemical-derived coloring agents). Continue reading Rainbow Doritos the latest absurd example of corporate #gaywashing… Frito-Lay trying to feed obese lesbians GMO snack chips laced with MSG and artificial colors

Stinging rebuke: Court rules against EPA’s lax approval of Dow’s bee-poisonous pesticide

Source:RT
Date: 11 September 2015

A federal appeals court in the US has rejected a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to approve an insecticide harmful to honeybees without proper verification of the chemical’s effects.

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) improperly approved and registered the pesticide sulfoxaflor, made by Dow AgroSciences, in violation of the agency’s regulatory protocol.

Environmentalists and representatives of the honey and beekeeping industries said sulfoxalfor is a type of insecticide chemical known as a neonicotinoid that is associated with mass death among bee populations worldwide.

The court agreed with sulfoxaflor’s neonicotinoid status in its ruling, finding that the EPA based its regulatory decision on “flawed and limited data,” and that sulfoxaflor approval was not based around “substantial evidence.” Continue reading Stinging rebuke: Court rules against EPA’s lax approval of Dow’s bee-poisonous pesticide

Bee-Killing Neonics Found in 50% of Rivers and Streams Sampled in Study

Source:Natural Society
Date: 6 September 2015
Author: Christina Sarich

As communities ban the chemicals

The Midwestern United States first saw a burgeoning problem with super weeds, caused by GMOs. Now in a study conducted by researchers from the United States Geological Survey who collected samples from 9 sites in Nebraska and Iowa, it was found that neonicotinoids, otherwise known as bee-killing pesticides, were present in varying amounts in every single river and stream.

Although the levels of neonicotinoids varied depending on the sample site, many of the sites tested contained the pesticides in levels that are considered harmful.

The growing threat of neonicotinoids has not escaped public scrutiny, and though this was not a study to prove toxicity, the presence of neonics almost everywhere in the US is now undeniable. Continue reading Bee-Killing Neonics Found in 50% of Rivers and Streams Sampled in Study

Biotech Found to Use GM-Contaminated Rat Feed in Fraudulent Studies

Source:Natural Society
Date:3 September 2015
Author: Christina Sarich

On both test AND control groups

Researchers have found that in some biotech study cases meant to measure the safety of Round Up crops, the rat feed given to rats in both the control group AND the testing group was contaminated with the same GMOs and pesticides (and heavy metals). In other words, laboratory rodent feeds are highly contaminated with pesticides, toxic metals, PCBs, and GMOs. Continue reading Biotech Found to Use GM-Contaminated Rat Feed in Fraudulent Studies

The Benefits of Organic 002

Many people in America are proponents of the organic food movement, and worried about the potentially harmful effects of pesticides on their health or the environment. In Cuba, farmers have gone organic for a very different reason – they had to. In this final instalment of our series “The Cuban Evoltion” Jeffrey Brown looks at food and farming.

Aral Sea: How one of world’s largest lakes turned into ship cemetery (VIDEOS)

RT
October 01, 2014

Children run past ruined ships abandoned in sand that once formed the bed of the Aral Sea near the village of Zhalanash, in southwestern Kazakhstan

The basin of Kazakhstan’s Aral Sea, once the fourth largest lake in the world, is now completely dry. The history of the sea, which derived its name from a Kyrgyz word meaning “Sea of Islands,” is revealed in a series of 10 video Continue reading Aral Sea: How one of world’s largest lakes turned into ship cemetery (VIDEOS)