My DH and I are also not big fans of blueberries. This sounds like an excellent use for the rare occasion we somehow find ourselves in possession of some blueberries.
I'm willing to be skeptical, but that podcast really sounded like someone has a personal hate-on for the EWG. I don't know much about them, but they get their data from the Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration. And that podcast failed to mention that the EWG doesn't only have a list of the "Dirty Dozen", it also has a list of the "Clean Fifteen". Are they really suggesting that the organic growers are figuring out which organic fruit and veg they want to promote and which they don't care about? Because, that "Clean Fifteen" list lets you know which ones you don't need to worry about whether or not they are organic. OTOH, when big ag got interested in making extra money by calling stuff "organic", they bullied (lobbied) the government to make a USDA Organic certification. I have read a bit of what that means and I am not willing to pay extra for that. For a lot of things, I am willing to pay extra for organic, by Canadian or European certifications. Some organic stuff (by certifications other than USDA) is surprisingly better tasting than the not organic certified stuff.
All pesticide exposure estimates were well below established chronic reference doses (RfDs). Only one of the 120 exposure estimates exceeded 1% of the RfD (methamidophos on bell peppers at 2% of the RfD), and only seven exposure estimates (5.8 percent) exceeded 0.1% of the RfD. Three quarters of the pesticide/commodity combinations demonstrated exposure estimates below 0.01% of the RfD (corresponding to exposures one million times below chronic No Observable Adverse Effect Levels from animal toxicology studies), and 40.8% had exposure estimates below 0.001% of the RfD. It is concluded that (1) exposures to the most commonly detected pesticides on the twelve commodities pose negligible risks to consumers, (2) substitution of organic forms of the twelve commodities for conventional forms does not result in any appreciable reduction of consumer risks, and (3) the methodology used by the environmental advocacy group to rank commodities with respect to pesticide risks lacks scientific credibility.
They're not. Their mission is to debunk conspiracy theories and urban legends and to encourage and teach critical thinking. All you have to do is look at the front page of their website to see what they're about.Sounds like that "Skeptoid Group" would also be the type that would tell us there's no global warming, and maybe no corona virus.
I wrap the bagels individually in plastic wrap then 4 at a time into a Ziplock freezer bag and into the freezer. Microwave a bagel for 30 seconds ( I have a feeble microwave) then toast.. . . Andy, when you make a batch of bagels, how do you store the extras?'
Freeze, fridge, air tight container?
And I can almost smell them from here, soooo delish looking!