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18 Reasons To Buy Certified Organic Food

Posted by Jean Nick on March 21, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

The term “Organic” on a food or beverage label is more important to look for than most of the other feel-good marketing terms you may see -- such as natural, sustainable, or eco-friendly -- as...

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Seasonal Produce: Spring Veggies & How To Cook And Eat Them

Spring is almost upon us, and in my opinion it’s one of the best seasons to get into the kitchen. Long gone are the heavy, wintery comfort foods soon to be replaced by lighter,...

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The Battle Over Intellectual Rights and Organic Seeds

Posted by Sarah West on February 24, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing, Organic News & Sustainability

 Most of us haven’t spent much time thinking about seeds and what they mean to our food supply. Food, we collectively acknowledge, is food. With the rise of the organic movement, however, food is...

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What Do Food Labels Like Certified Organic, Natural and Non-GMO Mean?

Posted by Sarah West on February 20, 2017 under Healthy Food & Recipes, Organic News & Sustainability

We’ve all been there: standing in the grocery store aisle facing twenty kinds of crackers (or pasta, or mayo, or cereal), scanning the labels to find the product that not only looks the tastiest,...

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7 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Driving to work, preparing dinner, taking a shower, using the computer - these activities are all part of an average day for most people. There’s something else they have in common, too: they all...

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How Fast is Certified Organic Farmland Expanding in the USA?

Posted by Jean Nick on January 25, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

I recently read a news article claiming that, as of June 2016, a record 4.1 million acres of farmland in the USA was organic, up 11% over 2014; and that the number of certified organic farms rose...

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The Relationship Between Organic Food, Pesticides and Health

Posted by Sarah West on January 23, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

There are many valuable reasons to choose organically grown products, chief among them being the concern that the synthetic chemicals used in conventional farming may be detrimental to our...

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How to Crave Healthy Wholesome Organic Food

Posted by Sarah West on January 17, 2017 under Healthy Food & Recipes, Organic News & Sustainability

As we round out the first month of New Year resolutions, when our efforts at cleansing and healing through food are at their annual zenith, I’ll let you in on a secret older than all the food...

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Corporate Sustainability: How Companies Big & Small Make a Difference

Posted by Courtney Sunday on January 11, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

It is evident that the world has begun to change - and not only for the worse. Many of us now recognize that there is more satisfaction to be had when we think beyond our own wants and desires. We...

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The History of How Organic Farming was Reclaimed

Posted by Jean Nick on January 04, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

In The History of How Organic Farming was Lost, I discussed some of the forces and (questionable) advances in agriculture made during the last couple of centuries that led mainstream farmers and...

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