The Dirty Dozen for 2013

Each year the EWG (The Environmental Working Group) puts out their list of the “dirty dozen” and the “clean fifteen.”  The “dirty dozen” are the fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides.  The Environmental Working Group developed this list based on 89,000 tests for pesticide residue in 48 of the most popular produce. It is also based on […]

Is Your Pure Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Fake?

Is your extra-virgin olive oil fake?  According to the book by Tom Mueller called  Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, it probably is.  According to him,  70% of the extra virgin olive oil sold is adulterated.  The most common form of adulteration comes from mixing extra virgin olive oil with cheaper, […]