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"Choosing #organic meat and dairy means your children are not fed meat that was...

Fri, 2014-07-25 15:30
"Choosing #organic meat and dairy means your children are not fed meat that was raised on daily doses of antibiotics." @TIME http://ow.ly/zABLY


Why Organic is the Right Choice for Parents
time.com
Just in case you're undecided, we will make the case on why your kids should be eating organic

Action star @ChuckNorris on avoiding #GMOs: "Your best bet is to buy #organic pr...

Fri, 2014-07-25 14:15
Action star @ChuckNorris on avoiding #GMOs: "Your best bet is to buy #organic products." http://ow.ly/zAiR2


Parents want more #organic for their kids, organic food industry is listening; n...

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:10
Parents want more #organic for their kids, organic food industry is listening; new organic lunch kit coming out next month! http://ow.ly/zAiiL


Watch out Lunchables! Organic lunch kit on tap
www.usatoday.com
Savoring a wide-open back-to-school market, the much-maligned lunch kit is about to get a better-for-you twist. With concern over food ingredients...

Another reason to choose #organic: "Phthalates Are Out Of Children’s Toys, But I...

Fri, 2014-07-25 11:53
Another reason to choose #organic: "Phthalates Are Out Of Children’s Toys, But In Your Food," Yuck. http://ow.ly/zAloF


Phthalates Are Out of Children’s Toys, But In Your Food
www.ewg.org
Just when you thought that phthalates, chemicals added to plastics to make them more flexible, were off your radar, think again.

Yes, You Really Should Pay Attention to the #Organic Label

Fri, 2014-07-25 10:42
Yes, You Really Should Pay Attention to the #Organic Label


Yes, You Really Should Pay Attention to the 'Organic' Label
www.takepart.com
Here's how one change made a big difference.

A new study shows conclusive evidence that #organic crops, and the food made fro...

Thu, 2014-07-24 15:43
A new study shows conclusive evidence that #organic crops, and the food made from them, are more healthy than their conventional counterparts. In this study, researchers conducted a meta-analysis on 342 peer-reviewed publications looking at the health benefits of organic agriculture, and found that organic crops have higher antioxidant levels, lower cadmium levels, and less pesticide residues than non-organic crops. Check out this non-technical summary by The Organic Center http://bit.ly/U6MWd7


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NEW STUDY: Organic food has more of the antioxidant compounds linked to better health than conventional food, and lower levels of toxic metals and pesticides, according to the most comprehensive scientific meta-analyses to date. "The crucially important thing about this research is that it shatters the myth that how we farm does not affect the quality of the food we eat," said Helen Browning, chief executive of Soil Association, which campaigns for organic farming. READ: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/10314/20140715/organic-fruits-vegetables-may-have-69-percent-more-antioxidants-than-conventional-variants.htm LINK to the study: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9289221&fileId=S0007114514001366 #OrganicIsBetter #OrganicIsHealthier #organic #OrganicFood #antioxidants #NewcastleUniversity #BritishJournalOfNutrition #GMOFree #gmofreecanada #gmofreeusa — with Ron Stiriti and 2 others.

Are you in need of some #organic inspriation? Check out Food Matters on Instagra...

Tue, 2014-07-22 15:06
Are you in need of some #organic inspriation? Check out Food Matters on Instagram: http://instagram.com/foodmatters


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Giving the garden some water, sunshine and organic love! Want a sneak peek into what else the @[11246196569:274:Food Matters] Team has been up to? Check us out on Instagram: http://instagram.com/foodmatters #foodmatters #organic #garden #gardening #kale #greens #youarewhatyoueat

"Organic foods had roughly half the amount of cadmium as conventionally grown cr...

Tue, 2014-07-22 08:00
"Organic foods had roughly half the amount of cadmium as conventionally grown crops, according to the study. Cadmium is a highly toxic heavy metal contaminant that has been linked to kidney failure, bone softening, liver failure, and lung cancer." Only Organic


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Organic foods had roughly half the amount of cadmium as conventionally grown crops, according to the study. Cadmium is a highly toxic heavy metal contaminant that has been linked to kidney failure, bone softening, liver failure, and lung cancer. http://www.onlyorganic.org/is-organic-really-better/

Debate is over: #Organic food is more nutritious!

Tue, 2014-07-15 09:38
Debate is over: #Organic food is more nutritious!


Debate Is Over: Organic Food Is More Nutritious
www.sustainablebusiness.com
A 30-year study by the Rodale Institute came to similar conclusions, and also found that organic farming produces yields that match or surpass those of conventional farming systems, especially during times of drought. It also improves the health of soil and water, requires half the energy inputs, and is critical in absorbing carbon dioxide that's driving climate change.

Fun! Check out the Daily Horoscope's article on which #organic foods you should...

Mon, 2014-07-14 12:00
Fun! Check out the Daily Horoscope's article on which #organic foods you should choose (based on your sign, of course!) -- and let us know what you think:

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
The Underworld -- everything hidden beneath the surface -- is Scorpio's territory. Honor your underworld affinity by eating a variety of organic mushrooms -- crimini, shitake, portobello, chanterelles ... although the part of the mushroom we enjoy -- the "fruit" -- is above-ground, most of the fungus is often hidden underground. The detective in you might enjoy gaining mycological skills and stalking wild varieties on your own.


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Going organic seems to be the way to go! Read here on the right organic foods for you... http://ow.ly/yVdYi #Organic #CleanEating

Check out a round up of highlights from news coverage of the UK research study t...

Mon, 2014-07-14 11:57
Check out a round up of highlights from news coverage of the UK research study that concludes #organic foods are nutritionally superior to their converntional counterparts from Soil Association and share The Organic Center's latest infographic!


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“The important thing is this research has been able to look at a very large number of new studies that have been published since the previous work was done. Over half in fact of the studies are newly published research and has come to the clear conclusion that how you farm - the farming system - makes the difference to the nutritional quality of the food we eat. Farming systems are important and that can improve the nutritional quality of food. It is basically good news and something organic consumers have long believed.” Peter Melchett, Policy Director at the Soil Association on the Today program with BBC Radio 4. We have been blown away by all the coverage that the new organic study has received, and thought we’d share some of the highlights with you. Guy Watson, founder of Riverford, Soil Association licensee, has written a blog entry for Huffington Post here: huff.to/1r6Vfny The Guardian has written a piece about the "statistically significant, meaningful" differences here: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/11/organic-food-more-antioxidants-study The Telegraph weighs up the evidence: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10962499/New-study-to-split-opinion-on-organic-food.html And the news has reached international publications, from the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/12/science/earth/study-of-organic-crops-finds-fewer-pesticides-and-more-antioxidants-.html?_r=2 To TIME Magazine: http://time.com/2978648/organic-food-pesticides-antioxidants/ Photo credit: Fantastic infographic by the Organic Center http://t.co/O8abHIUae0

A new research study shows that #organic food has fewer pesticides and lower tox...

Fri, 2014-07-11 12:40
A new research study shows that #organic food has fewer pesticides and lower toxic metal levels, but higher levels of antioxidants. Show some support for the health benefits of eating organic and share this infographic from The Organic Center http://bit.ly/1r3Jnmh


Did you know that in the last 8 years citrus greening has wiped out 90,000 acres...

Thu, 2014-07-10 12:52
Did you know that in the last 8 years citrus greening has wiped out 90,000 acres of citrus in the US, and it may destroy all domestic citrus in the next decade? Even worse - proposed solutions to fight the disease include spraying massive toxic chemical pesticides! If these protocols are mandatory, it means that #organic citrus won't have a fighting chance at survival!

If you prefer your morning OJ be served WITHOUT a side of toxic pestcides or GMOs, spread the word and help The Organic Center #SaveOrganicCitrus! http://www.rkthb.co/44990


Did you know that #CitrusGreening disease is wiping out the U.S. citrus supply?...

Tue, 2014-07-08 09:53
Did you know that #CitrusGreening disease is wiping out the U.S. citrus supply? Or that the proposed solutions to fight the disease include toxic pesticide sprays and even GMOs? These solutions simply WON’T work for organic. You can help #SaveOrganicCitrus by donating to research that will aim to find solutions that work organically with nature: http://www.rkthb.co/44990 The Organic Center


Did you know.... #OnlyOrganic

Thu, 2014-07-03 09:52
Did you know....

#OnlyOrganic


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What do “100% pure” and “farm fresh” really mean on a carton of milk? Get the facts about organic dairy here: http://www.onlyorganic.org/get-facts #OnlyOrganic #cleanliving #food #dairy

A must-read: "The Assault on #Organics: Ignoring science to make the case for ch...

Wed, 2014-07-02 14:22
A must-read: "The Assault on #Organics: Ignoring science to make the case for chemical farming" http://bit.ly/1xdFyey


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THIS is the problem!! THIS! — with Schouanna Lee Daniels.

Let the #july4thweekend grocery shopping & menu planning begin! There's no bette...

Wed, 2014-07-02 14:12
Let the #july4thweekend grocery shopping & menu planning begin! There's no better way to celebrate the 4th than cheffing up an all #organic BBQ for your family and friends. Not sure where to start? Check out these tips and recipes about how to "Eat like our founders" (in other words-- all organic!) this 4th of July. YUM. Only Organic http://bit.ly/1rYHp3Z


Eat Like The Founders With An All Organic BBQ | Only Organic
www.onlyorganic.org
Celebrate the 4th of July by eating like our founders did – all organic! Summer is in full force and the 4th of July is right around the corner. It’s the perfect time for beaches, boats and barbeques. To honor our founders, who lived back when all food was organic, we are going to go…

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Tue, 2014-07-01 13:03

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About 80,000 chemicals surround consumers every day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). From the pesticides on the foods we eat to the latest tech gadgets and hottest new beauty products, chemicals are everywhere. Learn how to rid your body of these chemicals here: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/06/09/10-ways-to-rid-your-body-toxic-chemicals #organic #safecosmetics

Fun Fact for your Monday morning! This may come in handy next time you boil some...

Mon, 2014-06-30 08:18
Fun Fact for your Monday morning! This may come in handy next time you boil some #organic noodles :-)


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NICE to Know ♥ www.giftofnicenesss.com — with Paulette Gonzales and 44 others.