Green This, Not That: Danny Seo On Choosing Food

Green This, Not That: Danny Seo On Choosing Food

Abby Stone
Jan 11, 2010

When it comes to making green choices, the array of options can be baffling so, when it comes to making decisions, we often look to our gurus to guide us. Danny Seo is one of our constant touchstones; he does it economically, simply and very, very stylishly. If you're lucky enough to live in Canada, you may have caught his segment on Canada AM, "Green This, Not That." For the rest of us, he shared his tips on making decisions at the grocery store.

Fruit: When it comes to buying conventional vs. buying local and organic, choose local and organic when you're buying thin-skinned fruit, berries, grapes and apples. Thick skinned fruits that you eat peeled—including the tropicals like bananas, mangoes, pineapples and kiwis— are okay to purchase conventionally grown.

Alcohol: Organic wines are, naturally, made with organic grapes. They also don't have sulfites, a preservative that many people are allergic too (and, often, the reason you get a hangover even if you swear you only had a little). Don't worry about buying organic when it comes to hard alcohol. The process of making spirits filters out any pesticides

For more details, click here and, later today, look for Rachel's chart of seasonal produce for even more help at the grocery store.

Image: Daily Danny

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