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Movie Review – Open Sesame:  The Story of Seeds
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Movie Review – Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds

Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds is a film by M. Sean Kaminsky. I know seeds are important—you can’t plant a garden without them—but this film took this to a whole new level! The most impactful demonstration of this was the fact that some species of plant would have been entirely wiped out by pathogens...

GMO or GM-No?
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GMO or GM-No?

What is GM? Genetic modification (GM) is a process in which a gene from one species (plant, animal, insect, mold, etc.) is inserted into the genetic code of another species (I’ll focus on plants for our purposes). The resulting product is a unique product, for example, GM corn. Since GM products are unique, they can...

Fruit Wax Facts
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Fruit Wax Facts

Everything you wanted to know about fruit wax, including if you should be buying special cleaners to remove that wax...or not.

Produce PLU Codes
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Produce PLU Codes

Those stickers on your produce do more than tell the cashier what to charge you for your item. There is a secret language that tells you if your produce is grown conventionally, organically or with genetically modified seed.

What is the Best Way to Clean Produce?
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What is the Best Way to Clean Produce?

Vegetable washes, vinegar, distilled water, tap water, soap—what is the best way to wash fruits and vegetables? Before I answer that question, I have another one. Why is this topic important for thriving after cancer? It’s important because eating fruits and vegetables are a super important part of a cancer-fighting diet. We hear so much...