The White House is set to have it’s first organic vegetable garden since the Roosevelt administration, the economy (and resulting inflation) is causing people to rethink the way they spend their food budget and the increase in home food gardens are reported as on the rise. And then there is the simple, “back to easier [...]
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Interesting news in the article, Local Food Makes a Comeback: according to the a recent report, locally-grown food is benefiting from the global recession as people are motivated to support the local economy and preserve jobs in their region.
Although it’s worth noting that this report comes from a news source in the UK, I wonder [...]
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Great article about organic food in the Calgary Herald yesterday.
The focus: organic foods, and the reasons to eat them.
Most of the information is localized to Canada, but the important points remain:
Grocery stores have responded to the growing demand for organic foods and goods by expanding shelf space for organic products and creating [...]
Or is it?
Green Daily has a very interesting recent post covering this very idea.
Some of the main points are:
* Organic milk requires as much as 80% more land use than conventional. This has the potential to raise global warming and release more nitrates into groundwater.
* Organic farms use more fuel per vegetable because each acre [...]
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MSN is stirring it up with another negative slant article on organic food. I suppose when the economy is terrible, the Final Four is over and there is nothing more to be said about the disaster that is our government, they turn to this.
But there is education in there, and much of this [...]
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Wild yellowfin and farm-raised salmon are well-known to seafood consumers.
But what about organic or sustainably-raised fish? Is there really any such thing?
It has been 2 years since the New York Times article nailed this truth about organic labelling for fish:
An organic tomato must flourish without conventional pesticides; an organic chicken cannot be [...]
Interested in the 10 best fruits or vegetables to buy organically?
Or the 10 that are the least affected by pesticides?
Of course, any and every food that you can buy organic, you should. But now, Environmental Working Group has a great list on their site: 43 fruits and veggies, and their pesticide loads.
This page shows rank [...]
The world is becoming more organic food-friendly. In a big way. Safeway has their own organic line of foods, it is considered not only cool but a necessary practice by everyone from parents to politicians, and it is even big business.
So we’re pro-organic, but not necessarily reminded of why. Or at least, that’s the way [...]
My company does weekly online polls, by way of a weekly email newsletter.
This past week’s was on organic food consumption. They released the results today, which I thought would be interesting to share.
The question: How do you feel about “organic”foods?
Almost half (48.72%) of all poll respondents seemed to think organically grown food would be an [...]
Going 100% organic can be both expensive and a challenge to maintain. One solution? Choose from the following list of 10 Foods You Don’t Have to Buy Organic below. These are conventionally grown foods that retain the least amount of pesticide residue. Save your organic dollars for those foods that are treated with the highest [...]