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Recipes for Strawberry Season

Jul 03, 2013

Strawberry season is here! Before I tell you about my 5 favorite organic strawberry recipes, here is a little about the research behind why you should choose organic strawberries to add a little healthful nutrition to your treats: The Research Professor John Reganold teamed up with eight other researchers to examine the differences in fruit [...]

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Farm Story–Ometepe, Nicaragua

Jul 25, 2012

  By: Tania Neubauer, ND, LMT The beautiful island of Ometepe, Nicaragua, is home to one of the world’s newest organic agriculture community groups! Promotores de la Agricultura Organica de Los Angeles, Ometepe (PAOLAO) formed spontaneously after a group of villagers attended a workshop on organic agriculture taught by another campesino-run group from northern Nicaragua. Five [...]

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Pigs and Antibiotics

Jul 13, 2012

Adding antibiotics to farm animal feed is leading to antibiotic resistant bacteria–which could mean bad news for consumers.   The June 27, 2012 issue of Nature, the world’s leading science magazine, has a remarkable editorial and commentary regarding the importance of restricting antibiotic use in livestock production.  The editorial covers the debate in Denmark and the EU [...]

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Arsenic in the food supply: Questions and Answers

May 09, 2012

Reprinted with permission of the Sound Consumer, a publication of PCC Natural Markets   Arsenic in the food supply: Questions and answers with Chuck Benbrook, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University   Media coverage about findings of arsenic in brown rice syrup and other rice-based foods has failed to point out that arsenic [...]

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GMO Article in May 2012 Vogue Magazine

May 09, 2012

The May Issue of  Vogue magazine (U.S.) features an honest and well written piece, titled “Lab to Table,” about  the rise of Genetically Modified foods  (GMOs). Author, Eve Conant, reports on the latest research, the surprising GM foods in her fridge (and maybe in yours),  and the strong movement to get GMOs labeled. The Organic Center’s chief scientist, Dr. Chuck [...]

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Salad Bites: endive boats with apple and cheddar

Feb 04, 2012

Looking for a quick, easy, and healthy appetizer to bring to a potluck? Try endive boats. These perfect little salad bites are sure to be a big hit and break up the mix of all of those heavy dips and nachos at the party. As always please use organic ingredients whenever possible–for the health of [...]

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Organic Farming is Energy Efficient

Aug 11, 2011

By Lynel Shreve   Here in Boulder, Colorado, the summer temperatures are finally beginning their slow descent from the highs of July. If you are like me, and use an AC unit for the summer blasts, this is a wonderful time of the year because you know something else will also be decreasing: your energy [...]

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A Nod to Women in the Organic Industry

May 18, 2011

By: Joan Boykin So much has happened since the early days of the organic movement, yet there are many more opportunities for growth, awareness and improvement. Much of the progress that we’ve made over past decades can be attributed to women, who have become a backbone of the organic industry.  Today, women in organics are [...]

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