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Check out this piece on Organic and Non-GMO from NPR. What do you think? Does the Non-GMO label blur the line between organic and non-organic? It's important to remember that Organic = Non-GMO...Plus so much more! #NoPesticides #NoAntibiotics #NoGMOs #OnlyOrganicWhy The 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy
Non-genetically modified farming is not organic. It's a whole lot cheaper and essentially uses conventional farming techniques. But some consumers think they're the same thing.
OTA is on its way to Natural Products Expo West! Will we see you there? Stop by Booth #2510 to hear about what the trade association and The Organic Center
have going on. Sign up for new e-newsletters, enter to win an iPad mini, and test your #organic knowledge. See you there :-)
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's response to the Slate article "Organic Shmorganic" has been getting some attention. What are your thoughts on the issue?Organics’ Evolutionary Eruption - On Our Minds - Supermarket Chain |Grocery Chain | Grocery...
"Organic Shmorganic.” So blared the headline of a Jan. 29 story on Slate.com by Melinda Wenner Moyer, who shared a controversial view that organic produce is wildly overrated, in a near 3,000-word story that deconstructed the debate about whether it’s worth buying organic produce for children becaus...
Does your #organic choice make you hip and trendy? Or, is it a lifestyle?Timeline Photos
Organic (non-chemical and non-GMO) food is here to stay, that much is true!
P.S. Find out what may be the best way to save money on organic food (according to one university study) in this article: http://althealthworks.com/1858/university-study-uncovers-the-best-way-to-save-money-on-organic-food-over-80-on-average/
U.S. Teens Want More Organic Food Choices
In a recent report by Organic Connections of a study by Piper Jaffay & Co., it was found that 39 percent of U.S. teens are choosing organic foods.
Let's spread the word: It's time to make absolutely certain that consumers understand that only organic food is made in the way nature intended--without the use of toxic pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, and genetically engineered ingredients.
Check out this hilarious new video from Only Organic which helps to clear up the major differences between natural and organic, and remember to always look for the USDA Organic seal. #OnlyOrganic http:/bit.ly/LoHKwAThe Natural Effect
"The False Advertising Industry" reveals the shocking truth about what is allowed in "Natural" food. Only the USDA Organic Seal guarantees your food contains...
For all of our Canadian friends (or those visiting the area): The Canada Organic Trade Association is excited to invite you to a free, special event with Rick Smith, co-author of Toxin: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World. Rick will offer some conclusions from his recent book, including recent tests conducted on family in Toronto that showed drastic reductions in pesticide levels when they switched to an all-organic diet. A brief Q&A will follow.
Please join COTA on Saturday, February 1st, 2014, 5:00 – 6:30pm at the Delta Guelph Hotel, in the Gryphon Ken Danby Room. The event is free and is open to the public; refreshments will be available.
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"Yikes! Remember that choosing organic is the only USDA regulated way to ensure antibiotics weren't used in the production of eggs/dairy/meat!"Antibiotics in Animals Tied to Risk of Human Infection
A federal analysis of 30 antibiotics used in animal feed found that the majority of them were likely to be contributing to bacterial infections that are resistant to treatment in people, according to documents released by a health advocacy group.
"GMOs are also only one aspect of a toxic food system. Simply choosing non-GMO does not make for healthy food." - "Coach" Mark Smallwood, executive director of Rodale Institute #organic #USDAorganicWant to Avoid GMOs? Look for This Label
Organic farmers are changing the very makeup of our agricultural landscape for the better, and their label reads "USDA Organic."
#NewYearsResolution 6: Avoid antibiotic-resistant bacteria by going organic when you eat meat, eggs, and dairy!Comparative Analysis on Antibiotic Resistance Characteristics of Listeria spp. and Enterococcus...
Schwaiger, K., Schmied, E.-M. V. and Bauer, J. (2010), Comparative Analysis on Antibiotic Resistance Characteristics of Listeria spp. and Enterococcus spp. Isolated From Laying Hens and Eggs in Conventional and Organic Keeping Systems in Bavaria, Germany. Zoonoses and Public Health, 57: 171–180. doi...
#NewYearsResolution 5: Listen to the frogs. Synthetic pesticide use harms amphibians, so help the frogs by choosing organic!Pesticides contaminate frogs from Californian national parks
Pesticides commonly used in California’s Central Valley, one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions, have been found in remote frog species miles from farmland. Researchers have demonstrated the contamination of Pacific Tree Fogs in remote mountain areas, including national…
Happy Friday. #NewYearsResolution number 3: SAVE THE SOIL! Eating #organic improves soil health.
The soil is a part of our Earth that does not get a lot of attention, yet is a critical component of the health of our agriculture and natural ecosystems. Eating organic can help improve soil quality by building organic matter and supporting the soil micro biome. This has been supported by several studies to come out in 2013. For example, a study published in Crop Management showed that long-term organic management resulted in 40 percent more biologically active soil organic matter as well as lower acidity and higher amounts of carbon, nitrogen, potassium, phosphorous and calcium when compared to conventionally managed soil. The Organic Center
#NewYearsResolution number 2: Balance your omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid intake! One great way to do so is by drinking more #organic milk.
One of the most ground-breaking studies of 2013 showed that drinking organic milk plays an important role in balancing unhealthy omega fatty acid ratios. Specifically, researchers found that organic milk contained 25 percent less omega-6 fatty acids and 62 percent more omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk, yielding a 2.5-fold higher omega-6:omega-3 ratio in conventional compared to organic milk. http://tinyurl.com/nasnkln The Organic Center
What is a #NewYearsResolution you can make today that can last a lifetime – and beyond? Going #organic of course– which is good for you, your family and the planet! Not sure where to start? The Organic Center
offers 10 everyday, research-backed organic resolutions that anyone can follow.
#NewYearsResolution number 1: When you’re choosing your vegetables and fruit, make sure they’re organic! This year it’s especially important to reach for organic produce. This is because in 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raised the permitted tolerance levels of glyphosate residue in many fruits and vegetables. This is especially worrisome, because 2013 also saw several studies documenting troubling health associations with glyphosate exposure, such as estrogenic activity that could induce breast cancer cell growth, gut bacteria changes, and many other modern diseases.