Anna Getty's Easy Green Organic

Anna Getty's Easy Green Organic

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ISBN-13: 9781452100050
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Anna Getty is a writer, TV personality, and organic living expert. She lives in Los Angeles.
Dan Goldberg is a commercial photographer specializing in food and still life. He lives in Chicago.
Director and photographer Ron Hamad has exhibited internationally and resides in Los Angeles.

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Anna Getty's Easy Green Organic: Cook Well-Eat Well-Live Well 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
GrannySmith on LibraryThing 25 days ago
When I was growing up children in the United States were subjected to a daily litany of food wisdom from every adult around -*Sit up straight, keep your elbows off the table!*Clear your plate! Remember, there are starving children in _____________ !*Eat it - it is good for you!and last, but hardly leastUse it up! Wear it out! Make it do or do without!I don't need someone to tell me to save my glass jars. Reusing them is a way of life, a life-long habit, along with using up the leftovers and turning the stale bread into croutons, bread crumbs, poultry stuffing and bread pudding. When I read that water used to steam vegetables should be used to water plants I cringe at the very idea of throwing away all those lovely vitamins instead of adding that water to the stock pot or using it as the liquid in your homemade bread.I also happen to be a medical scientist. Underline & capitalize scientist. And I have to tell you, by far the greatest majority of "Green Tips" that Anna Getty includes are nothing more or less than propaganda. Let me give you an example:Getty write on page 121 "Did you know. . . . about half of the tomatoes tested in 2004 contained pesticide residues. The frequency & levels of pesticides in imported tomatoes exceeded those in domestic fruit . . . . "Here is what I think as a scientist -*Who did this study? Where is the citation? Getty gives not a single citation for any of the purported scientific data that she claims. Without that, this information has no scientific validity at all.*How many domestic tomatoes were tested? Where did they come from? How many imported tomatoes? What was their country of origin? Who imported them? Which pesticides were tested for? Who did the testing? And most importantly -*How did these values compare to established acceptable levels?All of these unsubstantiated claims originate with the Organic Center that Getty is associated with, a fact clearly stated by Getty on pages 10 & 11. In writing about the Organic Center Getty writes on page 10 "Learning about their work was a real awakening for me. I decided I wanted to be of service by spreading their message about the healing qualities of all things organic." Make no mistake, this is a book with an agenda, a work of propaganda full of unsubstantiated partial or outright mis-information.Lets take salt - sodium chloride, NaCl. On page 174 Getty writes "Did you know. . . . Himalayan sea salt is the purest of salts, is uncontaminated by pollutants and toxins, and is rich in 84 minerals."Hmmmm. You might have noticed that there is no "sea" in the Himalayas. Salt perhaps, but not sea salt. Chemically, "purest" means that NaCl contains nothing at all other than sodium (Na) and Chloride (Cl). Salt "rich in 84 minerals" cannot possibly be purest.Now compare that to the familiar brand on your grocer's shelves - you know, the one in the blue box with the little girl carrying an umbrella on the label. The one that isn't "pure" because it says "Iodized" on the label. That salt contains iodine - a vital mineral that is absolutely essential for thyroid function and all too often missing in the diet. (The other major source is fish.) Iodine is present in salt for the same reason that the milk you buy contains Vitamin D - to prevent devastating diseases.One other thing about that "green" "organic" salt. According to some in the green movement, our oceans are almost irretrievably polluted. How is it that the evaporation of water to produce salt magically carries with it all of that dangerous pollution? Hint: doesn't happen. Salt made from polluted water will be polluted. From a scientific point of view, an awful lot of this book is so much malarkey.Finally, I am a mother and grandmother, one who has spent a lifetime feeding a family on a budget. I've shopped at the co-op for 40 years. I buy in bulk, I buy my spices without jars, I make all of our bread and baked goods from scratch. I also happen to live in an area where there are numerous s