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Picture Yourself Going Green: Step-by-Step Instruction for Living a Budget-Conscious, Earth-Friendly Lifestyle in Eight Weeks or Less by Erinn Morgan

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Chapter 5. Week Three: Green Your Appetite

Week Three: Green Your Appetite

An organic apple a day just might keep the doctor away. © istockphoto.com/Skip ODonnell

WHO DOESN’T LOVE A CRISP APPLE, a handful of fresh blueberries, a crunchy ear of corn, or even a buttery baked potato? While these foods sound like nutritious, healthy choices, they actually might not be if they were grown with conventional farming methods.

A harmful secret lurks in the aisles of your grocery store. It affects the vast majority of the fresh and processed foods sold there. And, it infiltrates our bodies, soaks into our soils, and seeps into our groundwater. This invisible enigma has a powerful name—pesticides. ...

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