Here in Siem Reap, Cambodia we buy our fruit and veggies from the main market and from roadside vendors. The apples are smaller and have imperfections, bananas are on average about 4 inches long and have imperfections, mangoes the same...not perfect. The other thing that is immediately noticable is the taste--they dont taste like fruit in WalMart, Kroger and the like, they taste weird, almost like, real fruit that grow wild.
Made us wonder about that apple-a-day.
Some in our fold are very clued up on pesticides, waxed fruit, hormones, ripening chemicals, and long distance transportation of food and its effects. And of course, those someones stop eating. They live on homemade sprouts and certified tofu.
If the apple is indeed the doctor's nemesis, the one thing that keeps him from buying that other yacht he so drools over, then it must be a good thing (fur us, not the poor doctor). However, talking to my pessimist friend the toxologist over a glass of wine made me wonder if the war against the apple was won bu the medical profession. The toxologist says, while lighting up a joint, that theres more poisonous agricultural chemicals in and on the apple than in the joint. Well, yea! The marijuana is not mass produced, its growth and maturation manipulated with chemicals and treated for shipping, etc. The joint comes from wild havested stock in the Appalachain mountains. Suggests my friend the pessimist, 'perhaps a joint a day keeps the doctor at bay'. 'Oh', says he, 'talking about the bay. My doctor's wife left him and they had to sell like everything. but now he has a new yacht at the marina in the bay'.