Thursday, 5 December 2013

The Clean 15 vs. The Dirty Dozen

Want to know what non-organic produce uses the least pesticide and what uses the most? Let's see.

The Clean Fifteen :)
- Top Produce with the Least Pesticide    

1. Onion
2. Avocado
3. Sweet Corn
4. Pineapples
5. Mango
6. Sweet Pea
7. Asparagus
8. Kiwi Fruits
9. Cabbage
10. Eggplant
11. Cantaloupe
12. Watermelon
13. Grapefruits
14. Sweet Potato
15. Sweet Onion
The Dirty Dozen :-(
- Produce with the highest Pesticide Residue

1. Celery
2. Peach
3. Strawberry
4. Apple
5. Blueberry
6. Nectarine
7. Capsicum
8. Spinach, Kale, Collard Green
9. Cherry
10. Potato
11. Grape
12. Lettuce

*The Dirty Dozen* are reported to contain 47-67 Pesticides per serving!

Other items with high pesticide residue include fatty meats, milk, chocolate, wine and coffee.

Friday, 10 May 2013

The Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership

The popular and beautiful poem by Mother Theresa is a reworking of the original by Kent Keith, called the “Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership”:
1: People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
2: If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
3: If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
4: The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
5: Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
6: The biggest men with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.
7: People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
8: What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
9: People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.
10: Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.

And here’s the later version by Mother Theresa…
Do Good Anyway
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.