Love the picture of Tristan wearing his light blue chemical-free 50+UPF Sunny Sleevez 😀

It's an Itchy Little World

Wow, I’m actually a bit speechless right now. Thank you to Fooducate for posting about the disgusting truths about some organic produce on Facebook.  You’ve inspired me to write this disgruntled post.

We know that antibiotics are given to non-organic livestock to prevent disease and encourage growth.

But, did you know that organic apples and pears trees are also treated with antibiotics? It appears that all other organic and conventional fruit bearing trees are prohibited from antibiotic treatment. From what I’ve read USDA certified organic apple and pear trees as well as conventional livestock are the only food items treated with antibiotics.

We assume organic produce is healthy because it is grown using biological, physical or mechanical methods or natural controls instead of chemically processed methods. However, in this August 2, 2012 press release from the USDA, we clearly see there is a loophole.

“While organic principles require the use…

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About sunnysleevez

I'm a freckly red head, originally from London now living in LA with 2 pale children. Frankly with our coloring we have no business being such an outdoorsy family and living in southern California. I grew up in a time when factor 8 sun milk was considered the best protection available to combat the hot rays of a holiday in southern Spain, that lead to 3rd degree burns and the rest of the vacation spent in the shade of our apartment. As a family we love to be outside, going to the beach, camping, swimming & hiking. We can't completely avoid the sun (nor should we) but taking sensible measures to avoid unnecessary UV damage is a priority. How do we do that? By staying in the shade in the middle of the day, wearing sun protective clothing (that's why I created Sunny Sleevez), a broad brimmed hat, UV rated sunglasses, using chemical-free broad spectrum sun screen on exposed areas & eating a healthy diet with as few chemicals as possible & lots of antioxidants.
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3 Responses to

  1. Jessica says:

    Welcom to Southern California, Freckly Redhead and Two Pale Children! I’m glad you’re protecting yourself from our sun! Thank you for following hiddeninjesus. Blessings, Jessica

  2. Your blog is amazing and inspiring! I would like to nominate you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Here’sa link to my post on the nomination and accepting the award. http://gratitudeiseasy.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/tuesday-evening/

  3. Holly J says:

    This is awful!!! I’m contemplating growing my own produce or give my mom money to grow produce in her garden and then letting me take some. I’m sick of my food being contaminated.

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