Health Flashes

IMG_0016-apple bowl.jpg
This is a picture of my new red lacquered bowl filled with organic apples (Fuji, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, & Gala)

With apples high on the list of the “Dirty Dozen,” that is, the top 12 foods that are subjected to pesticides, SmartFresh is just one more slap in the face. In a recent article in the New York Times Dining Out Section (Oct. 25th), reporter David Karp notes that farmers have been using a synthetic gas called SmartFresh to prolong the “freshness” of apples. This gas blocks the ripening effect of ethylene, which is a natural plant hormone responsible both for ripening and subsequent decaying of the apple.

Despite the fact that apples can be stored over the winter with controlled atmospheric storage, SmartFresh, manufactured by AgroFresh, feels this is not good enough. Instead, they offer their product as one more way to extend the shelf life of apples. (My question is: Does this mean that these extended-shelf life apples are actually decaying and we don’t know it because of the gas?)

Long ago I decided to buy organic foods, starting with those whose skins I eat, like apples and peaches, and especially grapes. While SmartFresh does not affect my buying habits for apples, I thought I should alert readers to this latest gimmick.

My message to you is to switch to organic* apples and perhaps the SmartFresh farmers will “get smart” and follow your lead, growing organically to fill the increased need.

*Definition in Glossary.

26 thoughts on “Health Flashes

  1. Do you hae a spam issue on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; many of us have created some nice methods
    and we are looking to exchange methods with other folks,
    be sure to shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  2. Excellpent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff prewvious to and you are just too wonderful.
    I really like what yyou have acquired here, really like what you’re saying
    and the way in which you say it. Yoou make it entertaining and you still
    carre for to keeep itt wise. I can’t wait to read much
    more from you. This iss really a greeat site.

  3. Yes, I do, but I am not sure what to do about it, because my webmaster has something in Word Press to help, but I get inundated periodically with SPAM anyway. Any ideas are welcome. ellensue

  4. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or
    copyright infringement? My blog has a lot of unique
    content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it up
    all over the internet without my permission. Do you know any ways to help
    stop content from being ripped off? I’d truly appreciate it.

    Look at my blog post – demenageur pas cher

  5. Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed!

    Very helpful information specially the last part :) I care
    for such information a lot. I was seeking this particular information for a long time.

    Thank you and best of luck.

  6. If some one desires expert view regarding blogging afterward i suggest
    him/her to pay a visit this blog, Keep up
    the pleasant work.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Copyright ©2022 Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson. | Website by Parrish Digital.