Organics

 

Organic Pantry Cooking For Less Than $5 A Meal

Let’s face it, we’re all trying to cut corners here and there to make our monthly budgets work for us, without having to sacrifice nutrition or flavor. Purchasing all organic foods can come with a hefty price tag, if you don’t know how to do it. The best way to prepare affordable organic meals is


A Synthetic Soup Of Unnatural Nutrients

Recent studies reveal convincing evidence that certain organic foods are nutritionally superior to their non-organic counterparts. That’s no surprise, in a world where non-organic food is genetically engineered, irradiated, soaked in pesticides, fertilized with chemicals or sewage sludge, teaming with antibiotic-resistant bacteria bred in factory farms, and laced with artificial ingredients. But this may surprise


Lawn Vegetable Farmers Fight The Law And Win! (VIDEO)

Grow Food Not Laws. In this video Luke Rudkowksi of WeAreChange speaks with Jason and Jennifer Helvenston, gardeners who were targeted by the state. Are Americans losing their right to grow their own food peacefully on private property? The U.S. and Florida constitutions protect property rights from arbitrary invasions. After taking the fight to the


GMO Labeling Victory In Vermont!

  Vermont passed H.112, this country’s first no-strings-attached law requiring the mandatory labeling of GMOs (genetically modified organisms), and outlawing the practice of labeling GMO-contaminated foods as “natural” or “all-natural.” With the passage of the Vermont GMO labeling law, after 20 years of struggle, it’s time to celebrate our common victory. But as we all


The Milk Wars

There are a growing number of studies showing that raw milk is not only safe, but better for you than pasteurized milk. Still, Congress, under the influence of the dairy industry, is reluctant to legalize sales of raw milk. But that hasn’t stopped states from trying and, in many cases, succeeding. Raw or pasteurized, there’s


14 Steps To Cut Out Processed Foods And Begin Eating Real Food

Making dietary changes can be tough. It is by far one of the biggest topics I discuss with people when it comes to questions about making healthy lifestyle changes.  One of the toughest parts? We are addicted to many foods and how they make us feel. Processed foods are so important to get off of


What Does Organic Really Mean? (Infographic)

Each of us lives according to our terms. When you want to live and eat as clean as possible, it starts with the foods you consume. This is why many have made a commitment to eat and live an organic lifestyle. We justify the higher prices of organic foods as a necessary investment into our


Save Organic Standards!

You’d think an organization called the Organic Trade Association (OTA) would be keen on protecting organic standards. But it was the OTA that played a key role in pressuring the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to weaken the standards for organic. Again. The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)—those are the folks who get to decide


Rep. Thomas Massie Bills Would Legalize Raw Milk Sales

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), who introduced legislation last year to eliminate the US government’s ban on growing hemp in accordance with state laws, last week introduced two bills that would remove US government restrictions on the sale of raw milk and raw milk products. The two new bills are the Milk Freedom Act (HR 4307)


Get A Head Start On Gardening With Cold Frames

Not everyone is lucky enough to live in a temperate climates where they can create a year-round garden. Sometimes, we have to make due with what we have. Using a cold frame is a great way to get a head start on starting your garden or used as a way to extend your growing season


How To Build A $50 Greenhouse In Your Yard – Free Plans

It is time that we all became a little more self reliant? I think so. When we look at the fact that the mainstream idea of food production is becoming more and more out of touch with nature, it becomes clear that we need to begin thinking about growing our own food. While we can


Bioefficacy Evaluation Of Garlic Extract Against Cotton Sucking Insects

  ABSTRACT The present study was carried out to determine the bio efficacy of (allicin) garlic extract brand name Naturalus-I against sucking insect pests of cotton; Amarasca devastan Gossypum hirsutum; Thrips tabaci, Gossypum  hirsutum and Bemisia Tabaci Gossypum hirsutum. Three dose rates of botanical pesticide (allicin) were evaluated against three major   cotton sucking pests, (white


Dandelion Blossom Jelly

When I see the dandelions, I know that spring has finally made its way here. It’s a time of warmer weather, more sunshine and getting the garden ready for the growing season And, what better way to celebrate the coming of a new season than to preserve it. I was telling my friend, Daisy Luther


Secret Trade Pacts: A Lot At ‘Steak’

The EU has so far rejected U.S.-raised beef from factory farms where growth hormones are used to fatten up cattle. But U.S. corporations are pushing to open European markets to hormone-tainted beef, via an international trade agreement that is being negotiated behind closed doors. If the Obama Administration gets its way, that trade agreement—the Trans-Atlantic


Urban Gardening: Grow Anywhere!

Just because you live in an apartment, does not mean you have to live without the joys of fresh, homegrown garden vegetables. There are just a few simple steps that can help you achieve your homegrown produce dream. The first thing that you need to do is to consider your growing conditions. Ask yourself what


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