Leslie Smith

Produce and Pesticides

Pesticides residual on fruit

The knowledge that pesticide residues are found in some of our foods and store in our systems no doubt lends to some extra scrubbing and rinsing when it comes to the produce department. If what is on your salad plate is of concern to you, then it is likely you have heard of the dirty dozen produce list, which showcases apples as the pesticide winner. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has currently added to this list, now reinstating it as the Dirty Dozen Plus in order to accommodate new categories of green beans and leafy green produce that contain high… read more

A Few Minutes A Week

Taking the time to be green

We know that recycling, repurposing and decreasing unneeded consumption in all aspects of daily life are no-brainers, and that using energy efficient products can help to save money. But do we really understand the impact such simple things really have when it comes to our financial and environmental wellbeing? The following are four easy changes that literally take less than a few minutes to do, but can really add up in long-term benefits: Unplugging unused appliances and electronics can seriously increase electricity savings. Even though they are not being used constantly when plugged in, they are still continually draining up… read more