8 ways to Green Your Fruit
Whether you stick strictly to green grapes, drool over dates, or dabble in fruit esoterica, (mangosteen smoothie, anyone?) fruit is an indispensable part of one's daily diet and a vital component of global agriculture. As concern over the environmental consequences of conventional farming and long-haul transportation grows, there are steps to ensure that the fruit you buy and consume doesn't harm the earth or your health.
With new farmers markets popping up everywhere, its getting easier to find local foods.
Fruit that has been grown free of pesticides and other chemical treatments benefits both the environment and your health.
The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have opened a Pandora's box of potential dilemmas ranging from agricultural and environmental dangers to human health repercussions.
Although FDA-approved, food-grade wax makes your fruit shiny (and prolongs its shelf life), it originates at not-so-shiny oil refineries.
Your favorite imported fruits—pineapple, bananas, mangoes, and grapes—can be Fair Trade Certified, assuring social, economic, and environmental balance in the countries where they're grown.
Cut down on landfill-clogging waste such as plastic wrap and Styrofoam by purchasing fruit and veggies without bags, or take your own reusable sacks to the grocery store.
Cleaning your produce helps to remove soil, wax, and other bad additives, even from organic varieties. Using natural products ensures your fruits and veggies are truly clean.
How often do you throw fruit away with the excuse that it's gone bad. There's an easy way around it.