My friend and I have this discussion often because at our supermarket, the cauliflower sometimes has small green caterpillars under the plastic wrap. I refuse to buy it because of this. My friend does buy it. Her logic is, if the caterpillars are there, the cauliflower must be free of pesticides. In a time when we don't know what chemical concoctions we are consuming or how manipulated the plant strain is, maybe she is right. I still have a mental block that won't let me buy, what I consider inferior food. Which do you prefer? Bug free, pretty but possibly deadly or veg with free protein?
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I think many of us are evolving with our expectations surrounding foods. The more we know about what we are eating, the better. Thanks for your response.
In the area I live, some of the hygiene procedures we are use to don't exist so spraying them isn't an option. Cauliflower and broccoli are quite expensive here and I hate paying top price for bugs.
That is an interesting angle. I never really thought about the weedless lawn. I will have to mention this to a friend who seems to be plagued by dandelions.
Next week at the supermarket, I will look at the cauliflower, completely differently. Thanks
In my heart I know she is right but from years of conditioning, it is hard to make that mind shift. Maybe I would feel different if the price was reduced. My cheap side would take over.
I think we all need to rethink our buying and eating habits. Tx
don't you mean fewer pesticides? the grammar nazi who doesn't bother to capitalize anything has struck.