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Category: Food Production :: Sustainable Agriculture
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Organic foods really are more nutritious 20.7.2014 Star Tribune: Health
It disputes notion that all foods are created equal.
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You Need to Know: What Do Natural, Local and Organic Mean? 18.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Today's consumers are increasingly concerned with where their food comes from, and demand for "organic," "local" and "natural" foods is on the rise . But what do those labels really mean? Are we getting what we think we are when we buy "all natural" granola bars or "organic" beef? And how local is "local?" Here's what you need to know about "organic," "local" and "natural" food labels. What is the legal definition of "natural" when it comes to food? Whoops -- there isn't one. We're not kidding, there is no government regulation of the word "natural" for any food. Even though most food labels are highly regulated, the word "natural" remains undefined. The only guidance for what qualifies as natural is nothing artificial or synthetic . Really? Why isn't it legally defined? The answer is a rather philosophical one: What is nature? Nearly every food item for sale is processed in some way. Who is to say that one thing is more natural than the other? Is beet juice natural if it has been squeezed out of the ...
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A dissenting view on the Paleo Diet 17.7.2014 Seattle Times: Health
Nutritionist Kristal Lowe explains why the popular Paleo Diet might not be right for everyone.
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A dissenting view on the Paleo Diet 17.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Nutritionist Kristal Lowe explains why the popular Paleo Diet might not be right for everyone.
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Eating organic is like two extra portions of fruit and vegetables per day with no added calories 16.7.2014 TreeHugger
Plants that have to succeed without chemical pesticides create their own natural chemicals -- the good ones which marketers like to tout as "magic", "healthy" and "anti-aging"
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How to make your wedding day green 16.7.2014 TreeHugger
A wedding is one of the most important days in a couple's life. If you care about the planet, why not integrate your principles into your big day?
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Six Surprises about the State of the American Farm 16.7.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
By Tracie McMillan, OnEarth A few early-summer visits to the local farmer's market are usually all it takes to turn us into cheerleaders for the American farm. But if you really want to know about the current state of farming in the U.S.A. (as opposed to merely knowing the current state of this summer's heirloom tomatoes), you'll need some real, hard facts. For that, you'll want to turn to the latest Census of Agriculture (COA). Chances are you've never heard of it, but this comprehensive report, released every five years by the USDA, tracks the trendlines and changes affecting our farms and farmers, issuing a 700-page data set that offers a snapshot of American agriculture in a given year. Here, then, are six discussion-worthy--and perhaps surprising--facts about our nation's farms, taken from the most recent COA, released in May. 1. Yes, we have fewer farms than we used to. But business is booming! Start with the basics: Between 2007 and 2012, the number of American farms dropped by about 4 percent, to ...
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10 ways to make your garden more green 15.7.2014 TreeHugger
How green does your garden really grow? Top 10 tips for making sure your garden is chemical free and growing strong.
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Organic food has real nutritional benefits 15.7.2014 TreeHugger
When compared to conventional produce, organic has more antioxidants, fewer toxic metals, and less pesticide residue.
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Organic foods are more nutritious, according to review of 343 studies 15.7.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Ranch Organics soap company opens downtown Steamboat location 15.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Ranch Organics soaps and lotions are in 180 places across the country, but for Debbie Dygert, opening a storefront on Fifth Street in downtown Steamboat Springs felt like bringing her company back home. Dygert has been making soap in a North Routt County barn for more than six years — first as Steamboat Soap Co. then starting Ranch Organics about three years ago. The ingredients in Ranch Organics products are wholly different from Steamboat Soap Co. items, Dygert said, and the packaging, with a rustic, country charm feel, appeals to boutiques looking for unique organic products. Now, in addition to being used by guests at Vista Verde Guest Ranch and One Steamboat Place, Ranch Organics products can be found in celebrity gift bags for major award shows and were carried by Anthropologie, a popular women's apparel chain. Dygert is heading to Los Angeles next month to take part in an Emmy Award gifting suite held by Matt and Mark Harris, brothers known for gifting parties and seen on the TV show “Storage ...
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Act naturally: Couple finds farming organic nourishes the soil and the spirit 15.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Today, the Jaus farm is a destination for people who want to learn more about organic farming techniques that create healthy soil to nourish crops and ward off pests without synthetic chemicals.
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The Assault on Organics 14.7.2014 Truthout.com
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The Assault on Organics 14.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Organic foods have lots to give 14.7.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
Organic food is tremendously healthy, and now we can prove it. Forget the fertilizer and pesticide and let’s get scientific about improving the organic production of all crops.
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Study: Fewer pesticides, more antioxidants in organic crops 13.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The researchers — including a Washington State University professor — noted that other studies have suggested some antioxidants have been linked to a lower risk of cancer and other diseases.
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Study: Fewer pesticides, more antioxidants in organic crops 13.7.2014 Seattle Times: Health
The researchers — including a Washington State University professor — noted that other studies have suggested some antioxidants have been linked to a lower risk of cancer and other diseases.
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Organic Food Has More Antioxidants, Less Pesticide Residue: Study 12.7.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Organic food really is better for your health than its conventional counterparts. At least, that's the conclusion of a new study conducted by researchers at Newcastle University and published this week. But not everyone is convinced. Specifically, the researchers said that organic fruits, vegetables and cereals contain significantly higher concentrations of antioxidants than conventionally grown crops. They added that organic produce and cereals were found to have lower levels of toxic metals and pesticides. For the study -- said to be the largest of its kind -- the researchers analyzed more than 340 international, peer-reviewed studies that looked at compositional differences between organic and conventional crops. According to the paper, researchers found that organically grown produce and cereals have between 19 and 69 percent higher concentrations of certain antioxidant compounds than conventionally grown crops. "Many of these [antioxidant] compounds have previously been linked to a reduced risk of ...
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Study: Organic foods higher in antioxidants 12.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
There may never be an end to arguments over whether organic food is more nutritious. But a new study is the most ambitious attempt so far to resolve the issue -- and it concludes that organic fruit and vegetables offer a key benefit.
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Clay County: In suit, organic farmer says he was sprayed by aerial pesticide applicator 12.7.2014 Twincities.com: Local

An organic farmer is suing a Moorhead-based aerial pesticide applicator for dousing him with pesticides from an airplane while he was working on his family's farm three years ago, causing what he alleges are serious, long-term health issues.

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