Archive for March 23rd, 2009

Buy organic?

23Mar09

According to the Environmental Working Group, grocery shoppers don’t have to buy organic produce in every instance to avoid pesticides. Some fruits and vegetables require few chemicals for robust growth and others have thick and/or peelable, chemical-fighting skins. The list below ranks the most commonly purchased fruits and vegetables and their pesticide load from highest […]


  According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Lovelle Mixon, 26, of Oakland, CA, was shot and killed by Oakland SWAT officers when they returned fire after Mixon opened fire with an assault weapon. SWAT officers, who had been searching for him in connection to an earlier fatal incident during a “routine” traffic stop, received an anonymous tip regarding Mixon’s […]