If Organic isn’t available or affordable, here is the next best thing!!!
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Carefully mix all in a large bowl.. (Baking soda plus vinegar equals an explosion of bubbles!!! That is why it makes a great drain cleaner.)
After it settles down pour into a spray bottle. Spray on produce and let sit 10 minutes before rinsing. Enjoy your produce without fear of “BAD” chemicals!!!

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If Organic isn’t available or affordable, here is the next best thing!!!

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You are welcome and well stated info, thanks!!!

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I forgot to mention that to be a Certified Organic Farm the soil has to be FREE of PESTICIDE use for only THREE YEARS (in some places it may be 5 years now). Since the chemicals used on the plants prior to those 3-5 years doesn't breakdown in 3-5 years, if ever, even Oranic produce is still sucking things up from the soil that we don't want to even think about. So quit worrying so much about what's IN the non-organic stuff and eat organic when you can and wash when you must buy the regular produce. Stress from worrying about things you can't change directly will kill you faster than the chemicals sucked up from the soil of non-organic produce. Just remember that RAW VEGAN is the key here!!!

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While it's always better to eat organic when it's available you have to remember that organic fields are frequently close-to if not directly next-to fields that are sprayed with those nasty chemicals we all hate. When there is wind blowing in the direction of the organic field, it gets the SAME chemicals sprayed on it as the non-organic field from the drift. And if your local farmers are using crop dusting air planes, your organic fields are getting the drift everytime they spray because they spray from a height that permits the droplets to just fall where they come down. It's impossible to be precise with crop dusting. My oncologist who is 75%-80% raw and has been a vegan for a long time says that it's the chemicals sprayed ON the food that's the contributing problem to the unhealthy chemical build-up in the body. The things we get in our produce from the soil (even organic produce) still leave their trace for good or bad in your system. That's just how mother nature works. I live in a location where eating ONLY organic produce would quickly lead to a nutrient deficiency in quite a few things because the selection is severly limited. The next place to get organic is over 200 miles in any direction. So I buy regular produce most of the time. Just the fact that you're eating RAW and NOT eating any animal products will greatly reduce your likely hood of developing anything bad like cancer. So eat organic when you can. Use this wash on everything else. And if you rinse the veg's after you use the wash, the smell will be gone. Thanks waterbaby for the wash recipe!

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Mon46~ I haven't noticed a strong vinegar smell with this complete mixture... Try it, I think you will like it!!! I know I feel like I have done all I can do until my garden produces my organics... :}

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It is a real dilemna. Conventional produce is loaded with pesticides but only eating organic can really limit what you can eat. I don't have an answer but I hear you missthomkins. I buy organic whenever I can but I use conventional as well.

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Thanks. I just saved this this morning from the Oprah episode this week--missed it but went back for my composting notes and found the spray. I have everything at home. GSE can be found at any health food sote. It's in a white plastic bottle with Big red letters on it. Get the liquid. i use it for wounds, zits, to disinfect my kitchen sponges and to clean the water in my little fountain. I also echo kayo--you cannot wash off pesticicde. The plant ate it, it's sooo deep in the soil that it takes something like 10 years to convert a regular farm to organic. The soil is so dead.

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Sounds awesome! I need to use something like this. But... where does one go about getting grapefruit seed extract? I've never heard of it? Is there a substitute?

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Thank you very much, because I am not going to go hungry because my area doesn't offer a wide verity of organic foods.I still enjoy the benefits that the living foods have to offer and every thing I buy is not organic.

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Just one question, waterbaby--does this leave everything tasting like vinegar? I use white vinegar to wash my floors (also sometimes essential oils inc. lemon and tea tree), and it takes a while for the "stank" to calm down!

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Kayo you are correct it is for the "surface chemicals"... Only a change in farming can improve what is absorbed into the produce... Until Organic Farming is in the "norm" and prices are affordable for ALL people, this is one solution...

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this looks great for surface chemicals. i'll definitely try it. Sadly, it doesn't do away with al the bad stuff absorbed into the item itself from the soil, nor does it improve the poor nutrition of commercially-produced food. if you can't find organic, don't buy it! if it's expensive, eat less! If you really really can't afford it, then this is a good last-ditch effort :)

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