How to read the Produce Stickers [Infographic]

Sticky fruit labels don’t only exist to annoy us, leave glue on our apples and end up on the bottoms of our shoes. They serve a useful function as well, like telling us if they’re conventional food, real food, or frankenfood.

So maybe you don’t care about where your fruit comes from. That’s fine. But I can tell you that lots of big corporations and lawyers and stockholders and accountants and bankers and politicians would prefer if you didn’t ask.

We can only advice you: Prefer buying fresh local produce or in the farmer’s market, usually they sell fruits and vegs without a sticker or even better, grow your own food 🙂 That way you can also skip the litter that these stickers are part of.

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Farmer’s Market Seasonal Produce Guide [Infographic]

Eating seasonally is the best, but it can be a little tricky to keep track of what’s available when. While one could always just take a stroll through the market to find out what’s at its prime, that can make meal planning a bit tricky. Instead, check out this guide PopSugar has put together (which you can also download/print), and you’ll know what to expect at your market, what to look forward to in months to come, and what to get your fill of before it’s gone.

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Buying Vegetables Guide [Infographic]

If you are unable to tell which tomatoes are ripe or if that lettuce is fresh, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a helpful guide on how to select vegetables at the supermarket that LifeHacker has put it in an easy-to-scan, printable infographic format to save it on your phone or print it out and take it to the store, and you’ll always have the freshest veggies. Check it out below.

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Reblogged: How to Eat Apples Nose to Tail

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Save all the apple peels and cores in one big glass jars. Add a tablespoon of sugar, fill the jar with water and now have homemade scrap vinegar brewing away. You can find a detailed post on scrap vinegar here.

Some facts we can’t pass sharing:

According to the NRDC (Natural Resource Defense Council):

  • 40 percent of food goes to waste in the US
  • Wasted food rotting in landfill accounts for 25 percent of US methane emissions
  • Wasted food squanders 25 percent of all US freshwater
  • 1 in 6 Americans is food insecure
  • A mere 15 percent of this food could feed 25 million Americans every year

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Are Organics really better? [Infographic]

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After thirty years of study, the Rodale Institute concludes that:

“organic methods are improving the quality of our food, improving the health of our soils and water, and improving our nation’s rural areas. Organic agriculture is creating more jobs, providing a livable income for farmers, and restoring America’s confidence in our farming community and food system.”

Read the whole study here

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