Organics

 

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


The Benefits Of Organic Shampoo

Shampoo seems like a harmless enough item. But in reality, many shampoos contain chemicals that your body absorbs. Chemicals, like parabens and sulfates, interfere with the endocrine system and can up your chances for serious diseases. [1] With this reality staring us right in the face, it only makes sense that we seek out healthier,


Buying Local Honey: What You Need To Know

One of my favorite long-term food choices in our pantry is honey. Storing honey is a popular choice amongst preppers. After all, its versatility coupled with the capacity to last a lifetime is a perfect investment for your long-term food stores. Many are aware of the additives put into honey and ultra-filtering that inevitably removes all of the health


Where To Find Natural Building Materials

Whether you’re looking into building your dream home or simply want to renovate a specific area of your home or office, using green building materials is the best way to create an environment that isn’t detrimental to your health. Organic, natural, and eco-friendly building materials from reputable, trusted suppliers is a must for protecting your


Dear Farmers: U.S. Is Now Importing Organic Corn To Satisfy Consumer Demand

By: Heather Callaghan | Activist Post – There are three things driving a surge in organic imports: U.S. farmers have been systematically pushed into growing mostly GMO crops; grown primarily for fuel, animal feed and cheap processed foods. Russia even used our food supply as an example for the EU to dump us and join them


Study Finds Organic Food Is Higher In Antioxidants

Chalk up another win for organic whole foods. New research has found that organic food contains more antioxidants than conventionally-grown food and may be one of the most potent ways to fight aging, reduce oxidative stress, and support energy. Organic Food Contains More Antioxidants A comprehensive review that’s set to be published in the British


Organic Stakeholders Sue USDA

(The Cornucopia Institute) Organic stakeholders have filed a lawsuit in federal court, maintaining that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) violated the federal rulemaking process when it changed established procedures for reviewing the potential hazards and need for allowed synthetic and prohibited natural substances used in producing organic food.  A coalition of 15 organic food


Why You Should Grow Heirloom Seeds

By: Sam Cho | Organic Lesson – When I bought seeds for the first time, I did not know what the difference was between heirloom, hybrid, and GMO. If you are in the same boat as I used to be then check out the infographic below to learn what the main differences are. Feel free to


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