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Another Look at Sweeteners

Fran Costigan - Another Look at Sweeteners

This event was on Wednesday, July 05, 2023 at 1:00 pm Pacific, 4:00 pm Eastern

Sweeteners and desserts go together like vegans and nooch. We do want our birthday cakes, holiday desserts. We also want to use wholesome ingredients and our vegan desserts to be una… Read More.



What is the advantage of organic materials over its conventional counterparts?

— Michael Senteck


I follow what's called the Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15 from the Environmental working group. So I choose not to eat any fruits or vegetables that are on the Dirty Dozen list. I definitely choose those to be my organic ones. Um, you know, it's really, it's, what can I say? I think it's really messed up that we are still paying more money for organic produce instead of the ones that are grown with chemicals, herbicides, and pesticides. So for me, that's what it's about. It's about not having fruits and vegetables with pesticides and herbicides used in the production. Uh, farmer Lee Jones says that his organic produce has more nutrition. This is a personal choice. You know, we really want to be able to, we want to eat fruits and vegetables, a lot of them and eat the rainbow, vary them, um, wash your fruits and vegetables really well, whether they're organic or conventional. So Michael, look at the Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15 lists. And I think there is an advantage to eating organic, uh, produce when it is possible.
Fran Costigan

Fran Costigan

Director of Vegan Pastry