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CUBA IS THE FUTURE FOR LATIN AMERICA AND PERHAPS THE WORLD

CUBA IS THE FUTURE FOR LATIN AMERICA AND PERHAPS THE WORLD On my way out of Cuba, from La Habana, on COPA airlines flight to Panama, I w...

mercredi 16 décembre 2009

MADE IN AMERICA IS IT TIME FOR A BOYCOTT?

Made in America… time for a boycott?

No this is not anti American rhetoric coming from South of the Border, but a look into what damage Fruits and Vegetables grown in America does to the bodies of Americans..

In the USA, when an average talks about Fruits, they usually mean Bananas, Oranges and Apples.

Where do Bananas come from, that is sold even in supermarkets in snow drenched North Dakota? At any time of the year? From Ecuador, From Colombia etc..

Oranges and Apples are homegrown products.

Which of the three have the highest amounts of Pesticides detected in them? Out of the highest pesticide load of 100? No surprise.. Oranges at 42 and Apples at 89.. their latin cousins are at a lamentably low pesticide level of only 16…

Strawberries pack in a 89 and peaches a full 100..

Home Grown Nutrition Substitutions and Country of Origin

Food with high pesticide

residues

A small example is only given.. Not all foreign country produces are good. Read about the pollution of Costa Rican water system by increasing number of Pineapple Farms ( Hawaiian pineapple farms have become tourist attractions!), Cantaloupes from Mexico, Grapes from Chile are high in pesticidal residues ..( no wonder the Chilean grapes are cheaper than American ones..)

The Fruit-- what it has substitute it with

Strawberries - Vitamin C - Blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, kiwi

Bell Peppers,

Green and Red- Vitamins A and C - Green Peas, Broccoli,Brussels Sprouts, Asparagus, romaine lettuce,Asparagus


Spinach

Cherries USA

Peaches

Celery- carrots,broccoli, radishes, romaine lettuce

Apples

Apricots

Green Beans

Grapes from Chile

Canteloupes from Mexico

Cucumbers

Pears

Winter Squash USA

Potatoes USA- sweet potatoes US Winter squash from Honduras

PRODUCE WITH THE LEAST LEVELS OF PESTICIDE RESIDUES

Avacados Vitamins A C Folic Acid

USA Mexico Grapes Vitamin C

Bananas Potassium

Onions caretenoids Plums Vit C Sweet Potatoes

Green Onions Watermelon Potassium Broccoli Potassium

Cauliflower Brussels Sprouts

BUY ORGANIC. BUY HOME GROWN. BUY AT FARMERS MARKETS. AVOID FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WHICH ARE OUT OF SEASON.