A recent Stanford analysis confirmed that in comparison with conventional food, organic food has significantly lower pesticide levels, lower multidrug-resistant bacteria levels, and higher beneficial fat levels. In my book, that’s a pretty good case that organic food is healthier.
Red grapes are famous for resveratrol, but they only produce it in response to a FUNGAL infection during their growth. So organic grapes have more resveratrol because they’re not sprayed with antifungals.
Hot off the press GMO research study shows alarming birth defects, sterility, and infant deaths in animals fed this food commonly found in human diets. Why has this food been dumped in the EU, yet not in the US? Closely tied to the production of GM crops is the use of the herbicide Roundup, which […]
Recently, The New York Times ran an editorial that caught my eye, called “Tiles, Farmers and the Dead Zone”. The article correctly depicts the oxygen-depleted dead zone that forms each year in the Gulf of Mexico, killing off fish, shrimp and other marine life; and cites new research in the Journal of Environmental Quality. Read […]
Studies are beginning to show what we eaters have known all along – organic food tastes better! When plants are grown in well-balanced soils in harmony with nature, they produce nourishing, delicious food for people and animals.
This superfood inhibits 72 known infectious agents, including those that cause the common cold. Garlic also protects against ulcers and may help eliminate metals, such as lead, from the body. A cornerstone of many cuisines, it’s also great on its own, roasted and spread on warm bread. Need garlic roasters or prefer garlic pills, find […]
Rich in oil, walnuts make for extra-gentle sloughing. Blend 1/4 cup shelled walnuts or walnut hull powder, 1/2 cup olive oil (for extra emollients), and a tablespoon of honey (to seal moisture into your skin) in a food processor set on a slow speed, creating a fine-particle scrub. Standing in the shower (if you’re scrubbing […]
Do you like pesticides, hormones and antibiotics in your food? Every time we pick up a fork, we are voting for industrial produced food or naturally-raised, organic food…Make Your Vote Count – Eat Organic
When we go to our local farmer’s market, we not only expect to get good, locally grown organic food but good value too. We found even more at the Leucadia/Encinitas Farmers’ Market – entertainment (local acoustical guitar artists) and people truly interested in putting out quality prepared products and foods as well. One such individual […]
The total sales of organic products (both food and non-food) was $24.6 billion in 2008, up 17.1 percent over 2007 sales despite tough economic times, according to the Organic Trade Association’s 2009 Organic Industry Survey. The United Nations Trade and Development Agency projects the demand for organic food will grow 46% over the next five […]