Is Eating Organic Really Better for Me?

I get asked this question a lot: Is organic food really better for me? Is it worth it?My immediate answer is Yes! My rationale is this: the less the toxins you're exposed to, the better off you are. Why eat foods laden with pesticides? There are better options out there....more

Food Equity – rethinking how we define our food system

I have been on a journey during 2013. It started at the Georgia Organics Annual Conference last February entitled Farm Rx....more

Do You Compromise Your Health?

Compromises have no place in our lives when it comes to our health and well-being.  There is only one person who benefits from the gambles and terribly bad choices we make when it comes to what we eat and how we live our lives.  Yep, and we're talking about that really scary dude, the Grim Reaper!  Compromising your health is a risk you can't afford to take....more

ALDI - what a letdown

A new grocery store opened nearby the other day, that is apparently part of a chain, called ALDI. But what a disappointment. We wandered through the aisles and there wasn't a single thing there that looked tempting or even palatable to me. Admittedly, I'm a much more picky food shopper these days, trying to buy fresh and organic food as much as possible, and trying to steer clear of processed food as well. So ALDI, which seems to fashion itself after the food section at Costco, is definitely not for me....more

Blackstrap Gingerbread, with Lemon Sauce

Traditional foods provide traditional health, the robust health carrying our human species down through the millennia....more
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Introducing Wegman's

Laine, Elaine S. Griffin, from Elaine Griffin Designs, and I should really do a commercial for Wegman's.She lives in New York State like I used to and New York is the land of Wegman's. Or at least it was. There was a long time that Wegman's was only in  New York, but now they have branched out to spread their goodness over six states including, New York Pennsylvania Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts....more
@KarenLynnn Karen Lynn! I absolutely CANNOT wait. Woo-Woo!more

Eating Summer Tomatoes, NOW?

 I absolutely love tomatoes. I love growing and eating them. There is nothing that says "summer" to me more than tomato plants growing in the backyard, well, except maybe going to the beach, but that's another story. I got my love of growing tomatoes from Punch 'n Gro kits when I was a kid. They were handy little planters of vermiculite filled plastic trays. The directions explained to punch a pencil point through the plastic wells, water and turn the clear plastic top over to make a little greenhouse....more
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Big Food Swallows Up Small Organic

Does Organic Food Make You Act Like A Jerk?

What researchers found was that after viewing organic food pictures, people rated moral transgressions as being worse than people who saw the normal or comfort foods rated them. Those seeing organic also said they could volunteer significantly less time to help out. The results persisted no matter what the subjects thought of the desirability of the food. Seeing the organic food made people less nice, not nicer. ...more
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A Conversation with Filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia

As consumer awareness grows and health concerns deepen over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food, agriculture documentaries are being released by the bushel. But eight years ago, filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia (also the widow of Jerry Garcia) first made waves with her startling 2004 documentary, The Future of Food. BlogHer GREEN decided to check in with DKG and see how she views the current food movement and if she sees a new "future" in the food revolution. ...more