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Why we only eat organic bananas.

We only eat organic bananas. Repeatedly I read articles that list the top 5 or 10 foods to buy organic and which ones maybe you don’t have to bother about. Bananas are always on the “Don’t waste your money buying organic…” list. Sure, most of the pesticides stay out of the fruit because of the peel. Some pesticides still leach into the ground and up into the plants though. The main reason we buy only organic bananas is because of the workers. They are getting really sick from the pesticides. The crops get sprayed whether there are pickers on the farms or not. The bananas are getting used to the pesticides so they keep spraying more and more of it. If I am going to allow my family the luxury of eating a fruit grown from so far away the least I can do is pay ten cents more a pound for organic.

Here’s a link to a YouTube video that you can watch at your own risk. It’s a tear breaker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXaqizNBqIY.What foods do you insist on buying organic?

~Stephanie

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. -Confucious

We go on multiplying our conveniences only to multiply our cares. We increase our possessions only to the enlargement of our anxieties. -Anna C. Brackett

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About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.

Discussion

5 thoughts on “Why we only eat organic bananas.

  1. Thanks for the link even though the video is sad. From what I have learned life on the sugar plantations is no picnic either. Check this out – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxcPgAVV4vU

    Posted by Susan | March 22, 2012, 7:29 pm
    • Wow that video made even my husband quiet. Makes me think to look for fair trade sugar vs. the organic sugar I bought. My best friend was talking earlier this week about the cocoa trade and how they kidnap kids to harvest the trees. She has stopped eating chocolate.

      Posted by stephanieough | March 22, 2012, 10:07 pm
  2. I try to buy most fruits and veggies organic. Even though it costs more and is sometimes less convenient, I still prefer to buy organic for most things. I buy most of my organics at Whole Foods because they have the best selection – we have a Costco membership, but we cannot buy much produce there because not only do they sell very little organic produce, it is all pre-wrapped in plastic! Ugh. The more we know, the harder it is to consume anything without taking others and the planet into consideration – keeping this in mind with regard to non-organic produce, meat, sugar, and chocolate.

    Posted by Erin | March 23, 2012, 9:24 am
    • You’re right. Buying things is no longer an easy thing. Organic, fair-trade, local, no-spray, handmade, no packaging, better packaging… so many options out there. For example we only buy local apples preferably no-spray. We are lucky because we live in a province that grows a lot of apples and it doesn’t make sense to buy organic from New Zealand for us.

      Posted by stephanieough | March 23, 2012, 2:03 pm
  3. I find organic bananas to taste better – conventional have a metallic taste. I try to buy a lot organic-what we don’t grow ourselves in our garden, that is. 😉 Especially produce and dairy products.

    Posted by sonrie | March 23, 2012, 4:43 pm

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