Vegetables

7 ways to Green Your Vegetables

"Be sure to eat your vegetables!" is a directive instilled in many of us. Not so for "Be sure to eat your organic, locally-grown, GMO-free vegetables!" which has yet to enter the cultural consciousness. Even so, with consumer interest in eco-friendly produce growing, it might soon echo in kitchens from Tacoma to Tallahassee.

  1. Buy local produce

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    Buying locally grown produce is getting increasingly easy as more farmers market come onto the scene.

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  2. Buy organic produce

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    Vegetables that have been grown on land free of pesticides and other chemicals are beneficial to both the environment and your body.

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  3. Buy GMO-free produce

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    The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has opened a Pandora's box of potential dilemmas, ranging from agricultural and environmental dangers to human health repercussions.

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  4. Grow your own organic vegetables

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    Well-traveled supermarket vegetables can’t compete with fresh-picked tomatoes grown on your patio or corn on the cob raised in your backyard.

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  5. Choose non-wrapped fruit and vegetables

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    Cut down on landfill-clogging waste such as plastic wrap and styrofoam.

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  6. Wash your produce naturally

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    Even organic produce can do with a clean before its eaten. Water might work fine, but we offer a few other natural suggestions.

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  7. Grow local produce with houseplants

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    Live in an apartment? Don't have time for a garden? Grow herbs and vegetables from your window sill year-round.

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Comments

10/04/2007
12:58pm
fairiechick@gmail.com

To substantially lessen your footprint on the earth, I would suggest going vegetarian or vegan. Recommended reading, "Diet for a Small Planet."

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