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Eating Healthy on a Budget: Organic Foods

Eating Healthy on a Budget:  Organic FoodsFirst let’s learn the organic food lingo. Here are three terms to keep in mind when you go shopping so you know if you’re getting the best value for your money:“100% Organic” — these are foods with no synthetic ingredients and are approved with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) organic seal.“Organic” — these foods have a minimum of 95 percent of ingredients that are organic and are eligible to carry the U.S.D.A. organic seal”...more

Food Choices for a Healthier Planet

While I’ve always been interested in green living, I didn’t learn until just a few years ago how our food choices can have a big impact on the environment. For anyone out there who thinks sustainable living means wearing all-hemp outfits, going around with dirty hair, or just plain going without, this one’s for you. When it comes to food, what’s best for the planet just happens to be the best for our bodies and our taste buds....more
This is a great post! I grow a large organic garden and have been avoiding processed foods for ...more

What's Intended By Organic And Natural Meals

When your college-age daughter explains anyone that your market food products tend to be "dead" and also you might be basically supporting government-subsidized monoculture harvesting methods, what do you do? Will be the choice "100 % natural along with organically grown meals"...yet simply what does this mean, as well as what would you'll get if you happen to become the idea?Once does an improvement issue?...more

Low Carb vs. Lower Carb. What’s Right?

Nobody seems to agree on what “low carb” really means.  I mention it a lot on my blog so I thought I should clarify what low carb means to me.  To me, it means 25 carbs a day filled with healthy, unprocessed meats, cheeses and veggies and organic whenever possible.  ...more

Orgo A Go Go?: Buying Organic for Kids?

Organic grapes, yes.  Organic pasta, no.  Organic bananas.  Maybe?  Should you bother buying organic food for your child?  Do we have evidence kids who eat organic have less pesky chemicals in their little bodies? Yes.  Do we know if these substances will prove dangerous to them?  No, not yet.  What do we know about eating organic?  ...more

Happier Cows - Monsanto Says No to rBGH

CONSUMER AND FARMER VICTORY!MONSANTO FINALLY FORCED TO DUMP RBGH      Monsanto recently announced it will "divest" or sell off its controversial genetically engineered animal drug, recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH). Monsanto's divestment of rBGH is a direct result of 14 years of determined opposition by organic consumer, public interest, and family farmer groups. Since its founding, the Organic Consumers Association   ...more

Got Organic? Does It Matter?

When does buying organic make sense? It’s not as easy a question to answer as you might think. Checking the food labels at the grocery is a starting point, but what do the labels mean? ...more