- 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.
- 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
- 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
- October 31st, 2012
Many people were shocked recently when a study in the September 4 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine found little difference in the nutritional value of organic and conventional foods. While these conclusions were surprising and elicited headlines around the nation, the study pointed to another compelling reason to eat organic foods.The effects of pesticidesBy Karen Congro, RD, CDN
- 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
- October 1st, 2010
With brown hair and a wide, trusting smile, Ashley Armstrong looks like your average happy, healthy 5-year-old. She practices ballet, plays softball, and just started to learn the guitar.
Today, food safety is no longer as simple as saying no to expired milk. As major health problems continue to surface in America’s food supply, here’s what to do to protect you and your family.By Melanie Warner