What Pesticides Do to Food

Today, I will be discussing pesticide residue in foods, and how those residues can affect people. First, it is important to understand how pesticides are used and the differences between various types of pesticides. Pesticides, as their name suggests, protect crops from pests, which can include weeds, insects, fungi, and germs or infections. They can […]

The Best Ways to Choose an Olive Oil

Today, I would like to talk about how to select which olive oil to purchase and use in your cooking. Extra virgin olive oil is the best grade of olive oil, so that’s a good term to look for. But, as with many elements of cooking, consumer marketing, and life – there are nuances. Look […]

Why California Bans Some Foods From Crossing the Border

Recently, a friend of mine tried to bring cherries from Oregon to California, and was told he could not. I found this fascinating, and thought I would share with you why California bans certain foods from entering the state, and examples of some banned foods. Essentially, California is protecting against the introduction of environmental and […]