Name three foods in the “dirty dozen” - the twelve conventionally produced foods with the highest pesticide residue when you buy them in the store?
Apples, Celery, Cherry tomatoes, Cucumbers, Grapes, Hot peppers, Imported Nectarines, Peaches, Potatoes, Spinach, Strawberries, Sweet Bell Peppers, Kale & Collard Greens, Summer Squash.When you buy these, either get organic or but from a local farmer you trust who does not spray.http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary.php
Who is the author of “Cooked”? Name two other books this author has written.
Michael Pollan, other books are “Food Rules”, “In Defense of Food”, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”, “The Botany of Desire”, “A Place of My Own”, “Second Nature”
What is Alice Waters best known for?
Her restaurant Chez Panisse started the local food revolution in America by sourcing locally in the Berkeley area. She found Edible School Yards to bring nutritious food to children in schools.More info:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_WatersThe 2007 movie “Food Fight”, available for streaming on Netflix
Why must we act to save the bees? Why are they so important for our food system?
Bees pollinate 80% or out flowering crops, which constitute 1/3 of what we eat. Cornell estimates they pollinate $14 billion dollars of food crops. They also are essential for wild plants as well and maintaining healthy, bio-diverse ecosystems.www.mnn.com/local-reports/pennsylvania/local-blog/the-importance-of-honeybeeswww.slowfood.com/sloweurope/eng/90/bees-and-pesticides