Organics

 

7 Health Benefits Of Organic Peppers

You already know that peppers add great taste to your favorite dishes. You might not know what superior healing agents organic peppers can be and how much they can promote your health. I’d like to tell you just how much delicious organic hot peppers can do for you. Plant compounds called capsaicinoids create the heat


10 Benefits Of Organic Coconut Oil

Although it is a 90% saturated fat, organic coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that can improve your health in many ways. One of the smartest choices of good fat you can add to your diet is organic virgin coconut oil. Yes, coconut oil. First of all, organic coconut oil is very stable to


New Report Takes Cheap-Shot At Organic Foods With "Recall" Scare

A new “report” of data intended to be used as propaganda, in this case against foods that are NOT genetically modified, a company called Stericycle has produced data that it says proves organic food recalls are up. The news of the report, of course was recently spread by the U.S. corporate media as a subtle


The Benefits Of Organic Hemp Milk

Though its name might be a bit misleading, organic hemp milk is a perfectly legal, not to mention healthy, alternative for vegetarians or non vegetarians. Produced from the seeds of the hemp plant, this milk has only begun to be sold in the United States within the past few years. One concern that people have


The Health Benefits Of Avocados

Avocados are native to Central and South America and have been cultivated since approximately 8,000 B.C. By the mid-1800s, they had been introduced to Asia and Jamaica, but they did not arrive in the United States until the early 20th century. California and Florida produce most of the avocados grown in the USA with other


Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Chert Hollow Farm sits nestled between rows of tall trees and a nearby stream in central Missouri. Eric and Joanna Reuter have been running the organic farm since 2006. That means they don’t plant genetically modified crops and can only use a few approved kinds of chemicals and fertilizers. “We’ve traditionally raised about an acre


Organic Crops: Lower Heavy Metals, Higher Antioxidants

By: Easther Crain | Rodale’s Organic Life – Share this with friends and family that are still on the fence. Ever since the USDA Organic label began showing up on some food labels in the early 2000s, a debate has raged over whether crops grown without chemical additives and fertilizers rack up more nutrition than


Backyard Chickens Must Be Registered In North Carolina "For Your Own Safety"

There isn’t much that feels more self-reliant than going out to your backyard hen house to get fresh eggs for breakfast.  There’s no need for USDA approval, you know what your hens have been eating, and you don’t have to pay a premium price and hope that the farm who raised the chickens that laid


Rodale: 30 years Of Comparative Data Reveal Organic Farm Yields Match Conventional

(Permaculture magazine) Is organic farming more resilient, higher yielding, more energy efficient and more profitable? The Rodale Institute’s latest report of a 30 year trial says it is. Read the full report free here. The Farming Systems Trial (FST)® at Rodale Institute is America’s longest running, side-by-side comparison of organic and chemical agriculture. Started in


Is Your Grass-Fed Beef For Real? Here’s How To Tell And Why It Matters

By: Civil Eats | When you buy a pound of hamburger in the grocery store, you’re likely to be bombarded by an incredible assortment of labels. With all-natural, grass-fed, free-range, pastured, sustainably sourced, and certified organic options to choose from, it’s not easy to parse which beef is actually the best. In recent years, demand


The Sweet Truth: Why Buy Organic Maple Syrup?

By: Jérôme Rigot, PhD | Cornucopia – Certified Organic Production Surpasses Conventional on Several Scores. Many people may wonder why a seemingly natural product such as maple syrup would need to be certified organic. However, the reality is that there are significant differences between conventional and certified organic maple syrup production. One key difference is that


American-Raised Meat? You May Not Know For Long

It took years to get country-of-origin labels, so you know where your meat comes from. But just after these labels began appearing in your grocery store, they could be gone for good simply because other countries don’t like them! The House just voted to kill the labels, and the Senate vote is our last chance


Whole Foods Markets: Throwing Organic Farmers Under The Bus?

By: Cornucopia Institute | Veteran Growers Shaken Down to Fund Grocer’s Marketing Program Incensed and insulted, five of the most respected and influential, veteran Certified Organic farmers in the nation have sent the CEO of Whole Foods Market a letter calling the company’s new “Responsibly Grown” produce marketing scheme “onerous and expensive” and stating that


Close The Loophole Allowing Conventional Cows On Organic Farms

Origin of Livestock – Proposed Rule *Comment by July 27 The new origin of livestock rule released by the USDA has tightened the rules that govern how conventionally raised livestock can be brought into organic production system, but a major loophole remains. This loophole could allow significant abuses to continue to the detriment of organic


Food Alert: Toxic Beetles Being Found In Organic Salad Greens In Canada And U.S.

By: Natasha Longo | Prevent Disease – Insects are a staple food in many diets around the world, however Iron Cross Blister Beetles are usually not on the menu. Food Inspection Agencies in Canada and the United States are on alert after the toxic beetles have been turning up in organic salads and packages of


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