Comments on: Question of the Week: Do you pay attention to where your food comes from? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/07/qotw-payattentionto-foodcomesfrom/ The EPA Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:52:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: James D http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/07/qotw-payattentionto-foodcomesfrom/#comment-8490 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:37:42 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=184#comment-8490 Ideally, yes!

But sometimes the premium placed can be too high. Plus, it’s also in the back of my mind that the labels might be untrue or misleading.

Either way, I wash and scrub all fruits and vegetables thoroughly with a brush before juicing them.

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By: Steven White http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/07/qotw-payattentionto-foodcomesfrom/#comment-8489 Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:37:53 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=184#comment-8489 Thanks for such a knowledgeable post. All the points are very clearly defined. Whole work is appreciable.

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By: Katherine http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/07/qotw-payattentionto-foodcomesfrom/#comment-8488 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:55:15 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=184#comment-8488 Yes, I will pay attention when buying foods coz maybe they’re not safe to our health especially to the vegetables if it is pest free or not.

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By: Crepes Rezept http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/07/qotw-payattentionto-foodcomesfrom/#comment-8487 Sun, 15 Jan 2012 17:25:19 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=184#comment-8487 Especially these days it’s REALLY important to watch the origin of the food you buy.
Im glad my mom got me into organic food in my early childhood.

cheers

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By: Jeff Wise - Kids Exercise Expert http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/07/qotw-payattentionto-foodcomesfrom/#comment-8486 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 16:23:38 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=184#comment-8486 I absolutely look at all the food I buy. You have to read the ingredients very carefully because food producers are putting all kinds of unhealthy chemicals in them.

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By: John Carlton http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/07/qotw-payattentionto-foodcomesfrom/#comment-8485 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 07:33:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=184#comment-8485 Yes, I do pay attention if food comes from. Food is a blessing so we must pay seriously according to respect with the food. But for me, its a complex question which is not quite meaningful.

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By: Quebec Investor Visa http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/07/qotw-payattentionto-foodcomesfrom/#comment-8484 Sun, 12 Dec 2010 21:23:06 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=184#comment-8484 How can you be so sure about Greenversations ” Question of the Week: Do you pay attention … ? Although most of the information provided is true as per my knowledge but I don’t agree fully. I think it should be more practical. I visited your website…

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By: fast Track studies Canada http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/07/qotw-payattentionto-foodcomesfrom/#comment-8483 Fri, 12 Nov 2010 11:32:44 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=184#comment-8483 My close friend and I had been arguing about a problem related to Greenversations ” Question of the Week: Do you pay attention … ! Now I know that I appeared to be correct. Many thanks for the information you published….

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By: Sticker Lover http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/07/qotw-payattentionto-foodcomesfrom/#comment-8482 Sat, 11 Sep 2010 10:07:31 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=184#comment-8482 Just a quick question, Would you like to have small text stickers to tell you the origin of the food and the level of safety of the origin country ?

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By: John http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/07/qotw-payattentionto-foodcomesfrom/#comment-8481 Wed, 23 Jun 2010 20:05:54 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=184#comment-8481 I’m a locavore – not because of any fad or ethical standpoint, although it is good, in fact essential I think, to know exactly where your food comes from.

The reason I eat mainly locally sourced food is that it just tastes so much better. Much of the stuff I buy is fruit and veg thats been rejected by the large retail chains – apples that aren’t red enough, carrots that aren’t straight enough, pears that are too round! You know what I’m saying . . . . . Just a pity I don’t live in a tropical climate then I could get bananas that are too straight!

The “rejected” food I can usually pick up fairly cheap – as a long time juicer all that cheaper stuff is a boon to me. Do you have any idea how much fruit and veg you need to put through your juicer to get a decent amount? A lot, believe me!

My fish and seafood, I prefer to buy direct from the boats when they come in – means a lot of hanging around waiting but I have time on hands. Not so easy in my area to find farms that’ll sell you meat direct, mainly because of health and hygene regulations.

My main issue with buying from the large retail outlets is that I have to take it on faith when say “no added this or that”. They’re probably lying – misleading us at the very least.

So in answer to the question – Yes.

Regards, John

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