Apr 27

- Most apples in the US drenched with chemical banned in Europe (RT, April 24, 2014):

A chemical used on most non-organic American apples that preserves the fruit’s color after harvest was banned by the European Union in 2012 because its makers could not prove it did not put human health at risk, according to a new study.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) found in 2010 that 80 percent of apples harvested in the United States are coated with diphenylamine, or DPA, a “growth regulator” that works to stave off darkening of the fruit’s skin during months of cold storage.

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Mar 14

- There are antibiotics in your organic apples and pears: Sign the petition to stop this common practice (Natural News, March 13, 2013):

You may not be aware of it, but every time you bite into that crisp, organic apple or succulent, organic pear, you could be exposing yourself to two different antibiotic drugs that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has quietly allowed to be used on these two fruits since the organic program’s inception back in the 1990s. And unless the health-conscious community makes its collective voice heard on this important issue, the deceptive practice will continue to play a role in the growing antibiotic-resistance epidemic that is sweeping modern society.

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Dec 13

- Diet Rich in Apples and Pears may Lower Stroke Risk by 52% (Natural Society, Dec 12, 2012):

A well-balanced diet loaded with fresh fruit and vegetables is good for your health, providing a wealth of health benefits. Eating fruit and veggies can even reduce the risk of developing a chronic disease. Research indicates that eating white, fleshy fruits such as apples and pears could also reduce the risk of having a stroke significantly.

What’s in the White?

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Nov 25

- Fukushima exports apple to Thailand to fight harmful rumor (Fukushima Diary, Nov 22, 2012):

Though 42 countries/regions ban importing Fukushima agricultural products at the moment of 11/20/2012, Fukushima prefecture is going to export 360kg of the apples to Thailand in order to fight harmful rumor.

They are going be sold at major supermarkets in Bangkok from 12/14 to 12/16/2012.

Fukushima prefecture exported peach to Thailand this September. The buyers of Thailand is supposed to have commented they want to sell more Fukushima fruits.

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Apr 30

If you have cleaned out your body, especially your colon, and your liver, from toxic garbage and start living a really healthy lifestyle, then there is no acne. Acne is not really about bad bacteria. It is all about the milieu inside your body. It is about the inability of the body to get rid of all the toxins, so the body wisely detoxifies itself  by using the biggest organ for detoxification, your skin, to keep your body alive and well as long as possible.


- Apple Cider Vinegar Cures (Natural Society, April 24, 2012):

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular home remedies for a number of conditions, and is often utilized as a powerful cure when common medical interventions offer no relief. It can even be used as a cleaning agent around the house. Health professionals have been utilizing apple cider vinegar to enhance lifestyle changes and target certain ailments for ages, and chances are one of these apple cider vinegar cures can help enhance your own life.

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Oct 13

- Antibiotic OK’d for organic orchards (Capital Press, May 12, 2011):

The National Organic Standards Board has approved the use of oxytetracycline and streptomycin to control fire blight in organic pear and apple orchards.

However, the use was extended two years, not the five years sought by many producers and crop specialists speaking during the board’s recent meeting in Seattle.

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Jun 17

- An apple a day … means you’re eating plenty of the most contaminated fruit, says new report (Daily Mail, June 14,  2011)

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