Did you know that many of the foods we consume today have been imported from China?
Chinese food industry is perhaps the worst culprit in the world for producing fake, toxic foods.
Kids these days have a full schedule, much like adults. From music lessons, after school activities, tutoring sessions and play dates with friends. Our lives are full and busy, and on the go. I always have snacks in my purse for us when we have a busy day but it can be difficult to find healthy, wholesome snacks. The snack foods that are marketed for children can have anything from cancer causing artificial coloring to the unbelievable, petroleum products!
As spring begins to mature into summer it’s time to think about pesticides again. Unfortunately, we all know that most commercial bug-repellants are very toxic and certainly should not be used in or near a kitchen, picnic, food, children, etc. In our area in southern California, fruit flies are a constant battle during the summer months. As it turns out, science has discovered a possibly non-toxic solution (more on that later) in one of the most least expected places…Truvia. For those of you not sure what Truvia is (perhaps it sounds familiar though) it is a sugar substitute sold by the food giant Cargill Inc.
Ginger is from the Zingiberaceae family. It is a flowering plant that is widely used as an edible spice and for its natural health remedies. Ginger grows indigenously in China, it eventually spread to Asia and West Africa, and was exported to Europe by Asia.