Wash your produce well (even if you plan to peel it), avoiding chemical soaps or detergents to do so.
Scrub hard produce with a clean brush or sponge.
Dry with a clean cloth to further clear away any bacteria.
I don't want to discourage anyone from buying organic, by any means.
Being empowhered means obtaining as much knowledge as possible, and being able to make your own informed decisions!
Being aware of what’s in your food and where it comes from are steps in the right direction for food empowherment!
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Schute, N. (2012, November 7). Organic Isn't Always Safer When It Comes To Botulism : The Salt : NPR. NPR : National Public Radio : News & Analysis, World, US, Music & Arts : NPR. Retrieved November 12, 2011, from http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2011/11/07/142110648/organic-isnt-always-safer-when-it-comes-to-botulism
Reviewed November 14, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith