GM foods on the market may cause allergies
    August 12, 2008
    GM foods on the market may cause allergies

    The primary reason companies genetically engineer plants is to make them tolerant to their brand of herbicide. The four major GM plants, soy, corn, canola, and cotton, are designed to survive an other…

    Genetically Modified (GM) Foods
    August 11, 2008
    Genetically Modified (GM) Foods

    Beginning in 1996, genes from bacteria and viruses have been forced into the DNA of soy, corn, cotton, and canola plants, which are used for food. Rhetoric from the US government proclaims that these …

    Keynote
    June 22, 2008
    DES in Beef – World Congress Keynote

    I recently addressed the assembled crowd at the World Congress. I started by showing them this picture of hundreds of thousands of Koreans, some pushing strollers with young children, coming together …

    Dinner with Frances Moore Lappe
    June 21, 2008
    Dinner with Frances Moore Lappe

    Local Johns Hopkins-trained Pediatric Neuroscientist Dr. Joan Blom took best-selling author Frances Moore Lappe, Cheryl, and me for a cross country drive to a fabulous Italian restaurant, Vincenzo, fo…

    Carlo Petrini and Vandana Shiva
    June 21, 2008
    Carlo Petrini and Vandana Shiva

    Delegates from over 70 countries gathered together under a huge white tent set up in Parco Novi Sad as the Congress began in earnest. Carlo Petrini is the founding father of the Slow Food Movement, wh…

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    June 17, 2008
    Flughafen Muenchen

    Our flight to Munich arrived late, so we get to spend the day in the Munich airport. Often, an airport is just an airport - but this one has German character through and through. (more…)…

    The Journey to IFOAM
    June 16, 2008
    The Journey to IFOAM

    Cheryl and I are at O'Hare Airport in Chicago getting ready to board a plane to Munich on our way to the World Congress of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements. (more…)…

    An Organic Dad
    June 15, 2008
    An Organic Dad

    As a father, I have a desire to teach, provide for and protect my children. For me, one way to do all three of these is to choose organic foods for my family. I now know this as a physician, but I fir…

    Choosing a Green Pediatrician
    April 28, 2008
    Choosing a Green Pediatrician

    As you did when choosing an ob/gyn, you want to find a pediatrician who is top-notch medically. How much better if he or she is also on the journey to an environmentally sustainable perspective on ped…

    Winter Groceries, Pesticides, and Kids
    January 31, 2008
    Winter Groceries, Pesticides, and Kids

    How does kids’ pesticide exposure vary over the course of a year? To answer this question, Dr. Chensheng (Alex) Lu and colleagues at Emory University and the CDC followed a small group of suburban W…

    Organic in 2008
    January 14, 2008
    Organic in 2008

    Food trends are very interesting to watch and this trend is dear to my heart (and stomach).  So what's changed in organic since I started my journey?  (more…)…

    Eggs, Fish, Milk, Nuts, and Peanuts for Babies?!
    January 8, 2008
    Eggs, Fish, Milk, Nuts, and Peanuts for Babies?!

    Get ready for some surprising recommendations. Eczema, asthma, and food allergies are all on the rise in children, each having more than doubled in the last several decades. This rapid increase has le…

    Organic Livestock
    April 26, 2007
    Organic Livestock

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Lisa, thanks for your comments. I share your concern for animal well-being. Beginning on October 21, 2002, in order to call an item of food 'organic' in the United States, produce…

    Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 11 - Wine
    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Bonus Item #11

    BONUS: Organic Wine The Fountain of Youth is a legendary spring, fabled to restore the youth of those who drink from its waters. Some say that Juan Ponce de Leon was searching for it when he discovere…

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    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #10

    #10 Corn Corn fattens up America's beef cattle, accounting for 90% of U.S. feed grains61. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) fattens up America's human population. More land (more than 80 million acres) …

    Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 9 - Soy
    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #9

    #9 Soy If I were to ask you to switch everything in your diet that contains soy to organic, you would have to switch countless items. Soy turns up as an ingredient in a surprising array of products. A…

    Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 8 - Beef
    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #8

    #8 Beef Classic American beef is corn-fed or grain-fed beef. It takes about seven pounds of corn to add one pound of cattle weight. It takes about 1600 calories of fossil fuels to produce 100 calories…

    Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 7 - Apples
    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #7

    #7 Apples Consistently named as one of the most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables42, apples make my list because they are more popular than the other fruits and vegetables on the list. Thus…

    Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 6 - Cotton
    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #6

    #6 Cotton Most people are surprised to find cotton on a list of key food products for change. After all, less than 2.5% of the world's agricultural cropland is devoted to cotton. Nevertheless, accordi…

    Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 5 - Catsup
    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #5

    #5 Catsup This switch is pretty easy, but how in the world did catsup end up on the top 10 list? Tomatoes contain an important nutrient called lycopene, one of nature's most potent antioxidants, known…