Us dogs, we love our fruits and veggies. Some of my favorites are apples and blueberries. My sis, Gracie, loves carrots and green beans. And we are both crazy for bananas! But not all fruits and veggies are created equal.
When my Mum buys fruits and veggies for both her and us, she buys organic. Why? Because they are safer from those nasty pesticides. Did you know that regular (non-organic) fruits and veggies you buy at the store can have those nasties in and on them?
Treehugger.com says, "organic foods are essentially free of pesticides, while nearly every type of conventional fruit and vegetable has at least one type of pesticide applied to it sometime from when the seeds are put into the ground to when they are sold. Logically then, eating organic foods rather than conventional foods will reduce your family’s exposure to pesticides."
And reducing your exposure will most certainly keep you healthier and happier, and living a longer life.
According to the Environmental Working Group, it is now well established that pesticides pose a risk to vital organ systems (in children) that continue to grow and mature from conception throughout infancy and childhood. If they affect children in this way, just imagine what they do to our little doggie bodies!
The Environmental Working Group has recently published a listing of the most contaminated fruits and veggies, and has some information about chemicals in foods. Visit their report to learn more.