Organics

 

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


Study: Determination Of Bioefficacy Of Lemon Peel Extract Against Cotton Pests

ABSTRACT An experiment was conducted to evaluate the bio-efficacy of Lemonin [Lemon Peel Extract] LE; against sucking pests of cotton that is whitefly; thrips and jassid at Multan. The bio product Lemonin was applied when the density of all pests was above economic threshold levels. There were five treatments along with one synthetic chemical Diafenthiuron


Why Is Gut-Wrecking Carrageenan In So Many Organic Food Products?

Note from Daisy:  Truthstream’s article has appeared on numerous sites across alternative media and it is on-point to the extent that one particular person has taken issue with it on almost every outlet where it appeared.  Interestingly enough, the woman, named Debbie, happens to work for the world’s largest supplier of carrageenan (Ingredients Solutions). She


The Natural Effect (VIDEO)

Want consumers to think a product is “natural”? Put a picture of a barn on it! This spoof on the “False Advertising” industry nails it: Food manufacturers are making a killing by adding the word “natural” to their packaging. Only Organic


6 Foolproof Tips For A Successful Garden

Have  you noticed that your store-bought produce is wilted or bruised once it comes home from the store? Are you concerned about harmful chemical fertilizers on your produce? Do you worry about upcoming food shortages?  Or want more food security? Many of us are taking notice of these concerns and have made the decision to grow our


Download The Shoppers Guide To Avoiding GMO Foods

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are in more than 75% of the foods on America’s supermarket shelves and restaurant menus. The Center for Food Safety, led by Food Revolution Summit speaker Andrew Kimbrell, has put together a shoppers guide to help you know which foods do, and which don’t, contain GMOs. More than 90% of the


Stop The Corporate Takeover Of Organics (PETITION)

After years of pillaging the conventional dairy industry, Dean Foods recently spun-off their branded products division (WhiteWave), including the Horizon and Silk labels. The company has cheapened organics. Now, at the nation's largest organic farming conference, the company will again have a prominent role. This Saturday, at the MOSES Conference, WhiteWave's corporate representative will seek


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