- July 1st, 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.
- June 1st, 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.
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- May 1st, 2014
Researchers found some organic milk contains more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids than regular milk. The secret is in grass-fed, hormone-free cows, which allows the milk’s protein level to increase and helps balance the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. Too much omega-6 is linked to cancer, heart disease, cardiovascular complications, inflammation, and autoimmune diseases.
- March 1st, 2014
Every year more and more savvy consumers are going organic, and it seems that every year the stakes get higher. From protecting the health of your family in future generations to preventing the collapse of the bee population, shrinking the oceans’ dead zones, and doing your part to reduce climate change, here are 10 research-supported resolutions you can adopt this year.
- October 1st, 2013
Organic doesn’t always mean organic. But there are some trusted certification programs out there to help you out when shopping for natural beauty products:
Means the product contains no traces of these chemicals.
USDA Organic certified
- July 1st, 2013
There really is no better way to enjoy a nice summer day than outside eating food, right? Be it a full-blown barbeque or a quick amuse-bouche, it’s revitalizing and fun to get away from the routine of indoor meals at the kitchen table.Picnics are a great way to share food and fun this summerBy Cara Lucas
- April 1st, 2013
Bob Dickey is an energetic 74-year-old with an infectious laugh. His love of organic gardening is clear—he speaks of compost, earthworms, microbes, and full sun with the zeal of the truly converted. His excellent health and a youth that belies his age make a compelling argument for the merits of a diet heavy on the homegrown fruits and veggies.Inspired by Silent Spring, master gardener Bob Dickey grows vegetables the old-fashioned wayBy Adam Swenson
- April 1st, 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
- January 1st, 2013
“There isn’t much difference between organic and conventional foods, if you’re an adult and making a decision based solely on your health,” said Dena Bravata, MD, MS, the senior author of a paper titled “Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?: A Systematic Review” published in the Sept 4 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.<What should we really know about organic foods?By Amy Vergin
- September 1st, 2012
A study conducted at the University of Barcelona (UB) shows that organic tomatoes contain higher levels of phenolic compounds than conventional tomatoes. The UB’s Natural Antioxidant Group, headed by lecturer Rosa M.