Not all fruits and vegetables can be stored together in the same bowl. Some emit gases that can cause their companions to spoil, sprout, or soften, resulting in food waste. Discover more about the secret life of your produce in The Imperfect Foods Grocery Storage Guide.
The Secret Life of Produce, Revealed
In my foolish ignorance, I’ve always casually stored fruits and vegetables together in one big, jumbled bowl on my kitchen counter. Never again! This week I learned that these seemingly inanimate objects can actually do damage to one another. For instance fruits such as apples, pears, and bananas naturally release ethylene gas as they ripen, which makes things nearby ripen, too—often causing vegetables to spoil more rapidly. Even such seemingly natural companions as onions and potatoes can’t be trusted together; gases from the onions can cause the potatoes sprout faster, and moisture from the potatoes makes the onions turn soft.
It’s like a whole telenovela’s worth of life-and-death struggles have been going on right under my nose, and I never knew! Now, instead of tossing out the casualties, I’m going to take steps to keep them all safer.
Campaign Zero’s agenda outlines a set of policies that can effectively reduce police violence nationwide—by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability. (Check out their website HERE.)
The White House is currently surrounded by a high metal fence, and the Justice Department has sent anonymous officers into the streets of Washington DC. The protests are getting bigger, the voices are getting louder—and the pushback is getting pushier.
What can we do?
ActBlue: Support organizations that are fighting for Black lives and racial justice
"I want you to remember Tony McDade during Pride. I want you to remember Ahmaud Abrey during Independence Day. I want you to remember George Floyd when you vote in November. I want you to remember Amy Cooper at your Christmas dinner. I want you to remember Breonna Taylor when you hear a knock on your door. I want you to remember Trayvon Martin every time you see a bag of Skittles. I want you to know that this reconditioning is a necessary lifelong endeavor." —Kandise LeBlanc blog
Behind the Bastards: The Man Who Teaches Our Cops To Kill (Podcast, 84 min)
David Grossman, director of the Killology Research Group, has been hired to train thousands of police officers over the past twenty years.
And Yea, the Scales Fell from their Eyes:
RVAT: Republican Voters Against Trump
Yet another group of fed-up Republicans stands up to denounce the president and the damage he is inflicting on the country. Their new ad runs on Fox News this week. (Thanks to Alert Resister Doug McClure for this link.)
Inspection Tour: Admit it—he sneezed on them, didn't he?
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