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Are You A Locavore?

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on December 22nd, 2010 by johanna – Comments Off

An interesting article in USA Today highlights the debate about the difference between organic and conventionally grown produce. Is organic really better? Do foods grown organically contain less pesticides? Are they worth paying the higher price?

Many people (locavores) are purchasing their produce at the increasing number of weekend markets that are popping up in shopping plazas, parks, and parking lots. These farmers markets feature produce grown under organic conditions or by farmers that use minimal amounts of chemicals.

Wherever you choose to buy your food, remember that the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables to consume on a daily basis is a minimum of five servings.

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Travel Plans and Bed Bugs

Posted in Bumkins, Resources on November 29th, 2010 by johanna – Comments Off

Unfortunately the old saying “don’t let the bed bugs bite” has become too real in today’s world. Reports of bed bug infestations have increased dramatically and the upcoming holiday season puts many of our Bumkins followers at risk as they make their travel plans. Please check out this document from the Center for Disease Control highlighting this emerging health problem and these timely tips to prevent the little beasts from following you home.

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