‘Organic’ Label Seems to Make Food Taste Better!

An “organic” label on foods is enough to make people believe the food items are healthier and tastier, new research suggests. The study included 144 volunteers who were asked to compare what they believed were conventionally and organically produced chocolate sandwich cookies, plain yogurt and potato chips. All of the products were actually organic, but…

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Is Your Salad Organic?

Recent news that First Lady Michelle Obama and her family intend to grow an organic vegetable garden on the South Lawn of the White House means that the entire First Family will be enjoying organic salads. Hopefully the news will prompt increased popularity for organic salads everywhere. Recent statistics from the¬†United States Department of Agriculture…

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Local and Organic Food and Farming: The Gold Standard, Part II

Food Miles and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Food miles are the average miles that food travels from the farm to the consumer. Since more than 80% of the U.S. grocery purchases are now processed foods, a huge percentage of the carbon or fossil fuel footprint of industrial agriculture comes from transporting factory farm crops or animals…

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Why We Should All Eat More Organic Food!

Organic Food is More Nutritious Organic foods, especially raw or non-processed, contain higher levels of beta carotene, vitamins C, D and E, health-promoting polyphenols, cancer-fighting antioxidants, flavonoids that help ward off heart disease, essential fatty acids, and essential minerals. On average, organic is 25% more nutritious in terms of vitamins and minerals than products derived…

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