Dirty Dozen

Healthy organic apples growing on a Swiss farm I visited this summer.

Ever hear of the Dirty Dozen? Not the film, but the infamous list of produce types, rated by which ones have the most pesticides and chemicals. The list, put together by the EWG, actually shows 44 foods and each one's pesticide load. Needless to say, these chemicals are very unhealthy. Here's how we can eat less of these toxins (from Food News):

the origins of food

Ever wonder when croissants, apples, or yogurt came onto the the world food scene? I just came across this amazing resource: The Food Timeline

The first thing our prehistoric ancestors were eating (besides water, ice, and salt) was shellfish and fish - so raw oysters and sashimi are super old-school indeed!

My own little timeline: