- June 30th, 2014
Although 64 countries require the labeling of GMO foods, the US is not one of them—and the Just Label It campaign is committed to changing that one step at a time. They recently partnered with Peak Organic Brewing, the first brewing company to receive Non-GMO Project verification for its beer. Together, they want to continue the conversation about GMO labeling.
- May 31st, 2014
Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are genetically engineered plants or animals. These organisms are injected with new gene combinations created using DNA from bacteria, viruses, or other plants and animals. These combinations do not naturally occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.
Best Bets for Non-GMO Eaters
- December 1st, 2013
The fight to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in foods has always been a challenge. Large companies like Monsanto, Cargill, Nestlé, and others are opposed to GMO labeling. In 2012, California Proposition 37—a proposition seeking to label GMO food in California and keep said foods from being called “natural”—was rejected.Learn how to avoid GMOs the next time you shopBy Amy Vergin
- September 30th, 2013
If you thought you knew all there was to know about apples, you’re wrong. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, one bad apple spoils the bunch—while these clichés are true, they are only half the story.
The mythologyOn apples, love, and healthBy Amy Vergin
- March 31st, 2013
The popularity of organic foods continues to grow despite its higher price tag. Though some research has found organic food to be no more nutritious than its conventional counterpart, not all studies agree. Despite the conflicting results of nutrient content studies, the benefits of organic foods go far beyond vitamins and minerals.Go Beyond NutritionBy Brenda Watson
- August 31st, 2012
“Organic Farm: Please Do Not Spray.”
Along the winding driveway, through the field of organic sweet corn, these signs greet me as I approach the home and farm of Atina Diffley and her husband, Martin. Although the pair no longer farm on the property (they lease the land out to other organic farmers),Atina Diffley shares her bounty of knowledge about the organic farming movement.By Jenn Benson