How to Decide Which Fruits and Vegetables to Buy Organic

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How to Decide Which Fruits and Vegetables to Buy Organic. There are lots of benefits to organic fruits and vegetables. But organic foods can be expensive or hard to find, so while you may want to always purchase organic fruits and vegetables, this isn’t always a practical option. So how do you decide which fruits and vegetables to buy organic? Many fruits and vegetables, however, have their own natural and effective defenses against pests.

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ARS-300L Needle Nose Fruit Snip – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The 300L is a Japanese manufactured fruit pruner which has become an instant industry favorite due to its lightweight design and extremely impressive cutting power. The needle nose design especially, combined with the sharpness of the blades allows for precise cuts, be it for trimming plants or for harvesting leaves or fruit, or for floristry.

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How To Prune Your Fruit Trees

Green (Living) Review

Now is the best time to prune your fruit trees and here is how to do it in three simple steps. Within a few years of lovingly planting fruit trees, most folks find themselves with scraggly overgrown bushes, rather than the Garden of Eden they had envisioned. The key to keeping fruit trees attractive and productive is annual pruning.

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4 Easy Homemade Recipes To Clean Your Fruits and Veggies

The Green Samaritan

Though we may try hard to stick with the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list when buying fruits and vegetables, there may be times we stray simply due to cost or availability. Gardening Green Living how to clean fruits and vegetables Produce rinse Produce wash vinegar produce rinseIn those cases, what are the. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com.

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Organic date syrup via Israel and Dubai show fruits of peace

Green Prophet

The post Organic date syrup via Israel and Dubai show fruits of peace appeared first on Green Prophet.

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Bedazzled fruits twist your perception of decay

Green Prophet

She encrusts common fruit forms in precious and semi-precious stones, meticulously curating placement, texture and color to produce realistic versions of rotten molding flesh. Ryan creates coated polystyrene bases, larger than real fruit, onto which she paints her desired extent of surface decay. View this post on Instagram #TProcess: It takes eight weeks for the artist Kathleen Ryan (@katieryankatieryan) to fabricate one of her massive, moldy fruits made from #gemstones.

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Tips for Planting Fruit Trees

Green Living Ideas

Yet it has come to the point in the plan where you see those squiggly round circles that designate fruit trees when you think, “what now?”. Having delicious fresh fruit growing in their yard is something that most people are not able to access because of land or space restrictions. Fruit trees, the semi-dwarf variety that most people plant, will take from 5-7 years to begin to produce, with another three to five years to get to top production. Fruit trees are usually grafted.

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4 Easy Homemade Recipes To Clean Your Fruits and Veggies

The Green Samaritan

Though we may try hard to stick with the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list when buying fruits and vegetables, there may be times we stray simply due to cost or availability. Gardening Green Living how to clean fruits and vegetables Produce rinse Produce wash vinegar produce rinse In those cases, what are the. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com.

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4 Easy Homemade Recipes To Clean Your Fruits and Veggies

The Green Samaritan

Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe 4 Easy Homemade Recipes To Clean Your Fruits and Veggies March 3, 2011 Though we may try hard to stick with the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list when buying fruits and vegetables, there may be times we stray simply due to cost or availability.

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How to Plant and Care for New Fruit Trees

Green (Living) Review

Once you’ve invested in new fruit trees, you want to make sure you get them off to a good start. You’ll be able to do a good job with your fruit trees by following these steps: New fruit trees that arrive by mail are best left in their box, in a cool place, until you have time to plant them. The best holes for fruit trees are dug to fit the diameter and shape of the individual tree’s roots. This mixture is then placed around the new fruit tree’s roots.

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Cyprus Fruit Bats Decline and Head to Turkey?

Green Prophet

the latest decline to be noticed are fruit bats in Cyprus, an island offshore Turkey partly independent, and partly ruled by Turkey. Cyprus is the only community belonging to the European Union that plays host to fruit bats. Over here in Jaffa, Israel where I live I can’t help but notice a flourishing fruit bat population. After mulberry season ends, another large canopy tree beside us bears small fruit keeping the bats happy until winter.

Squish Your Fruit

Green Earth Journey

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Reduced Fruit Crops This Autumn

Green (Living) Review

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is recommending a number of ways that gardeners can use to counteract the potential poor fruit crops expected this year. Fruit growers visiting RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (3–8 July), sponsored by Ecover, will be able to talk to the charity’s advisors for free about best ways to keep yields up. And there will be little need to thin out the remaining fruit. RHS warns that the wet and cold April and May may cut crop yields.

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Overripe Summer Fruit: 3 Delicious Ways to Use It

Eco Chic

I’ll admit it; I go a little hog-wild this time of year at the farmer’s market with the fruit. And then I end up with overripe summer fruit. Being that I’m not quite the food preserver I’d like to be (my grandma taught me how to can, but I’m just not that ambitious), I’ve come up with three surefire ways to deal with my fruit glut. . YES, Even if fruit is bruised and leaking juice it will still work in a smoothie, I promise.

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7 Fruits And Vegetables You Can Grow In Hanging Baskets

Green (Living) Review

Growing vegetables and fruits in hanging baskets frees up space in your garden (and on your back porch) so that you can grow even more plants in a small space. Maggie Saska, plant production specialist at the Rodale Institute , suggests vining crops whose fruits are light enough to handle the drooping action without breaking off, as well as smaller upright varieties. Hanging baskets aren't just for flowers. Save garden space by getting these crops off the ground.

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Daily demand and supply: bee-pocalypse and higher prices for fruits and nuts

Environmental Economics

And Kim Kaplan, a researcher with the USDA, points out that pollination fees -- the amount beekeepers charge to cart their bees around to farms and pollinate fruit and nut trees -- has  approximately doubled over the same period. "It's The alternative is that pollination contracts per colony have to continue to climb to make it economically sustainable for beekeepers to stay in business and provide pollination to the country’s fruit, vegetable, nut and berry crops."

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4 Easy Homemade Recipes to Clean Your Fruits and Veggies

The Green Samaritan

Though we may try hard to stick with the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list when buying fruits and vegetables, there may be times we stray simply due to cost or availability. In those cases, what are the. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Wiltshire fruit farmers grow new sub-tropical fruit with help from Haxnicks Bell cloches

Green (Living) Review

Wiltshire, UK, April 1, 2014: Fruit farmers David and Lali Proof have managed to cultivate the new ‘Pineorange’ ground fruit at their farm in Mere, Wiltshire. It all started in the Philippines’ says Lali, ‘We went there on holiday in 2009 and were immediately impressed with the new hybrid fruit that was being grown on a small privately owned farm near Piffal, where we were staying’. They are amazingly juicy and taste like a tropical fruit cocktail.

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Carambola might be the star fruit to save the soil in Florida’s orchards

Green Prophet

Tangy star fruits or carambola can be great ground cover in orchards as an alternate crop or just a way to keep the soil healthy and vital in citrus orchards. Carambola, or star fruit as most in the United States call it, is gaining popularity. Star fruit are very wind sensitive.

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Guide To Fruits and Vegetables

Green Earth Journey

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'Ugly' fruit and vegetables prove a hit in France

Green (Living) Review

French supermarkets to expand initiative that sells "ugly" fruit and vegetables at a 30 per cent discount "Ugly" fruit and vegetables – such as bumpy oranges, two-legged carrots or misshapen aubergines – have proved such a hit in France that supermarket chains – which would previously dump them – are putting the produce on sale in thousands of outlets across the country.

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Thousands of Endangered Fruit Bats Were Gunned Down in Lebanon

Green Prophet

Thousands of fruit bats in Lebanon were sprayed with shotgun and AK-47 bullets over the weekend. Thousands of fruit bats could have used Batman’s help last weekend when one or more unidentified assailants unleashed a spray of shotgun and AK-47 shells inside a cave in northern Lebanon. Fruit bats and ecology. Fruit bats are crucial to Lebanon’s ecosystem since they germinate fruit trees, and their droppings, called guano, can be used as fertilizer.

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A Quick and Easy Fruit Picker

Green (Living) Review

When fall comes and my arms are not long enough to reach all the peaches, apples and pears on our trees, I turn to some homemade gadget or other to harvest that fruit. Ladders are great on flat, level surfaces, but nowhere on our mountain-side property is there a flat surface: Everything is a slope of some kind, and most of our fruit trees are on a steep slope. In the past I’ve used a mini-rake with a couple of pegs in a cross-bar on the end of a stick to pull fruit down.

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Is Fruit Juice Shortening Your Days?

Green Prophet

See our post with a video interview of Dr. Lustig here ) Without fruit fiber, which slows down the body’s absorption of fructose, that sugar goes directly into the bloodstream, stopping at a n overloaded liver. Those have been pasteurized, which is necessary for safety in large-scale production, but destroys the fruit’s beneficial enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Lustig’s advice is simple: eat your fruit, don’t drink it.

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Stressed-out Brits choose chocolate over fruit

Green (Living) Review

A whopping 80% of British workers choose junk food over healthy alternatives as a remedy for stress, a recent survey by office fruit delivery company Fruitdrop reveals. A tiny 7% of Brits eat fruit to raise their spirits on a bad day, instead choosing to reach for unhealthy comfort foods such as chocolate, crisps and biscuits. At Fruitdrop, we believe that a healthy office is a happy office, a weekly fruit delivery is the perfect starting point for this change.”

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3 Delicious Ways to Use Overripe Summer Fruit

Eco Chic

I’ll admit it; I go a little hog-wild this time of year at the farmer’s market with the fruit. Being that I’m not quite the food preserver I’d like to be (my grandma taught me how to can, but…I’m just not that ambitious), I’ve come up with three surefire ways to deal with my fruit glut. . Ok, I can only drink so many smoothies in a day, but I can absolutely freeze fruit for future smoothies! (Ah,

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Fruitful Fusion “Trochets” Bean Bags from Trash

Green Prophet

The founder of Fruitful Fusion , Khawja lent her crocheting expertise to the Trochet, an environmental initiative that turns trash into treasure. Concerned to reconnect hands and minds and make a worthwhile environmental impact, a few women from Saudi Arabia are crocheting recycled plastic bags into colorful bean bags and other quality crafts.

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Chocolate Fruit-Nut Clusters For Purim Baskets

Green Prophet

Queen Esther, the heroine of the Purim story, is said to have eaten only raw fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds after she was taken to King Ahasuerus’s palace, so managing to eat only kosher foods in her captivity. For these reasons, Jews serve hamentaschen , pastries with hidden fillings, and particularly enjoy foods featuring fruit and nuts on Purim. Try these easily made chocolate fruit-nut clusters, made, naturally, with fair-trade chocolate.

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New study finds microplastics in fruits and vegetables

AGreenLiving

A recent study published in the journal Environmental Research has revealed that microplastics are absorbed in the fruits and vegetables we consume. The study found that apples and carrots are among the most contaminated fruits and vegetables. Doctors often recommend eating plenty of fruits and vegetables to boost the body’s immune system. Originally posted here: New study finds microplastics in fruits and vegetables.

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Reduce Rover’s CO2 Pawprint: 13 Fruits & Veggies Dogs Enjoy

AGreenLiving

As an eco-conscious animal lover, I’ve long been looking for ways to reduce my pet’s… The post Reduce Rover’s CO2 Pawprint: 13 Fruits & Veggies Dogs Enjoy appeared first on Earth911. Read more here: Reduce Rover’s CO2 Pawprint: 13 Fruits & Veggies Dogs Enjoy. Eco animal-lover earth911 enjoy first-on-earth911 how & buy looking-for pawprint reduce reduce-rover through-the-buy veggies veggies-dogs

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Eco Chick Eats: 13 Summer Fruit Recipes for Every Meal

Eco Chic

Fresh, local summer fruits are packed with vitamins and flavor. Celebrate the season with (mostly) light, healthy, and always beautiful berries, stone fruits and more. Try fruit as a side at dinner with some savory ingredients, add nuts, or think liquid (beverages made with real fruit… mmmmm.). Check out Summer Fruit Spectacular. The post Eco Chick Eats: 13 Summer Fruit Recipes for Every Meal appeared first on Eco-Chick.

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A beginner’s guide to foraging – Part 4: foraging for fruits, nuts and fungi

Low Impact

From greengages to giant puffballs, in the final instalment of a beginner’s guide to foraging, our friends at Ethical.net tackle the task of foraging for fruits, nuts and fungi. Foraging for fruits and berries.

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Grow Tropical Fruits at Home!

Green Living Ideas

If you love tropical fruit but strive to live a green life, then you have a bit of a conundrum to solve, especially if you live in the decidedly un-tropical United Kingdom. Many of our favorite healthy and delicious fruits arrive to shops and supermarkets from distant lands, clocking in a fair number of food miles before they reach your mouth. This is a tropical fruit which grows surprisingly well in the UK, especially in the southern part of the country. Star Fruit.

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British public baffled by fruit and vegetables

Green (Living) Review

Sad but true by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Most Britons, so it would appear, have no idea when UK fruit and vegetables are in season, what traditional varieties are or even how they grow, according to research. The survey of 14,000 people was commissioned by fresh fruit and vegetable supplier “From My Farm”.

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Council bans gardeners from selling fruit and veg grown on allotments

Green (Living) Review

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Lazy Summer Cooking: 7 No-Bake Fresh Fruit Dessert Recipes

Eco Chic

Now before you lecture me on the evils of sugar, let’s keep in mind that not all sweets are unhealthy—whole fruit contains natural sugars, sure, but it’s also packed with vitamins, micronutrients and plenty of fiber. And while Cobblers and pies are great, there some simpler ways to vary your fruit intake, with no baking necessary! You can pretty much use any fruit, any juice, and any paper/plastic cups. I have a sweet tooth.

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Kaibae: Baobab Fruit Powder Review

Eco-Vegan Girl

In all honesty, I have never heard of Baobab fruit powder before I received samples for Kaibae. I did a little research on Baobab fruit and found out it originates from Africa. The actual fruit is hard to come by; the next best thing is getting it in powder form. The mission of the company is to ethically source “lost crops” baobab fruit for health and economic opportunity.

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RECIPE: Eggplant Stuffed with Bulgur and Fruit

Green Prophet

Eggplant stuffed with bulgur and fruit? The sharpness of eggplant flesh and shallot combines well with sweet dried and fresh fruit, everything held together by the grainy bulgur in an eggplant shell. Eggplant Stuffed with Bulgur and Fruit. Chop the pulp finely and add it to the fruit bowl. Add it to the fruit/eggplant bowl and mix well. Photo of bulgur and fruit-stuffed eggplant by Miriam Kresh.

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Share Backyard Fruit with Your Neighbors

Green Living Ideas

When the fruit was ripe, much of it was wasted as it fell to the ground. This is a common problem with backyard fruit trees that produce a bounty beyond what [.] Share Backyard Fruit with Your Neighbors. Tags: Food and Cuisine Fruits and Vegetables Garden and Yard Care community fruit Landscaping locavore neighbor yard I grew up with a peach tree in our small suburban backyard. Our next door neighbor also had a peach tree.

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Tree Top, Pop-Tarts and the beauty of ugly fruit in tackling food waste

AGreenLiving

What is old is new again for the food industry as consumers become aware of the virtues of turning damaged apples and other fruit into purees, canned foods, breakfast items and other products. See the rest here: Tree Top, Pop-Tarts and the beauty of ugly fruit in tackling food waste. Business Eco Green and-other apples-and consumers-become for-the fruit new-again products turning-damaged

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Getting Rid Of Fruit Flies The Easy Way

Green Living Ideas

Fruit flies can be obnoxious to deal with in the home at any time of year. As long as you have a bowl of fruit sitting out on your table or on the countertop, you’ll draw some fruit flies. Most people used to deal with these fruit flies with a flyswatter, or some insect spray. There are better ways of trapping and/or killing fruit flies to get rid of them. By filling a jar with wine or vinegar, you can draw fruit flies into it to trap and kill them.

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Enjoy more Fruits & Vegetables at Work!

Green Living Ideas

When it comes to eating healthy, we’re constantly bombarded with advice to eat our fruits and vegetables everyday. Before you can be sure you are getting the amount of fruits and veggies your body needs, you first have to understand what a portion is. This can be quite difficult, but some fruit and vegetables feature this information on their packaging. The smaller the fruit, the more you’ll need to make up a portion. Have fresh fruit delivered to your work!

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3 Delicious Ways to Use Overripe Summer Fruit

Eco Chic

I’ll admit it; I go a little hog-wild this time of year at the farmer’s market with the fruit. Being that I’m not quite the food preserver I’d like to be (my grandma taught me how to can, but…I’m just not that ambitious), I’ve come up with three surefire ways to deal with my fruit glut. . Ok, I can only drink so many smoothies in a day, but I can absolutely freeze fruit for future smoothies! (Ah,

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