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Create An Organic Fruit Bouquet (with video)

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Create An Organic Fruit Bouquet (with video)

As the abundance of mid-summer fruit mounts up, why not take advantage of the bounty by creating a nutritious fruitful arrangement? Food is often the center of so many summertime occasions. Not only does a fruit bouquet make a fabulous houseguest gift, these attractive seasonal displays can be dressed up to create a statement at summertime picnics, weddings and parties.

Whether you grow your own fruit or buy it at your local farmer’s market, check out this organic cheat sheet for making healthy choices.

8 Reasons To Eat Organic Fruits
1. Reduce the toxic load by keeping chemicals out of the air, water, soil and our bodies.
2. Reduce agricultural pollution from pesticides.
3. Keep our kids healthy. According to the National Academy of Science, neurologic and behavioral effects may result from low-level exposure to pesticides.
4. Build healthy dirt by feeding the soil organic matter instead of synthetic fertilizers. This has proven to increase nutrients in produce, with higher levels of vitamins and minerals.
5. Food tastes better when lower in nitrates and higher in antioxidants.
6. Help family farms that are certified organic farms. Supporting these farms has a double benefit.
7. Keep GMOs out of our food supply. Right now, 30 percent of our cropland is planted in GMOs.
8. Eating local helps your hometown economy.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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3:57PM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

great idea

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6:43PM PDT on May 10, 2012

beautiful, thanks for sharing this

3:54AM PST on Jan 28, 2012

Very colourful, seems like lot of work

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5:31PM PDT on Sep 7, 2011

awesome. but they weren't wearing gloves...ew.

12:45AM PDT on Sep 4, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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