Is Organic Food Really Different?
    March 7, 2013
    Is Organic Food Really Different?

    A 2012 analysis estimates that today’s children age 0-5 in the US have lost more than 16 million IQ points from exposure to organophosphate pesticides. They’re exposed to these pesticides almost e…

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    October 15, 2012
    New Report Shows Children Are Sicker and Pesticides Are One Reason Why

    Today's children are less healthy than they were a generation ago, and science shows that pesticides are contributing to the trend. This is the core finding of a new report from Pesticide Action Netwo…

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    January 16, 2012
    Carrots and Nitrates

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Carrots and Nitrates. Really? Not a problem at 6 months. Parents are often told that it is not safe to feed your baby carrots, spinach, beets, turnips, or collard greens that yo…

    Make and Serve Local, Organic, and Tasty Side Dishes
    November 2, 2011
    Make and Serve Local, Organic, and Tasty Side Dishes

    For me, the best thing about Thanksgiving is usually the side dishes.  Ever since I was a little girl I have loved mashed potatoes—making a mountain of them on my plate and creating a little lake f…

    Top 12 Reasons to Go Organic – Number 12 & 11
    August 22, 2011
    Top 12 Reasons to Go Organic – Number 12 & 11

    People often ask if organic is really that much better. It often costs more – sometimes much more. In today’s economy buying organic and feeling a family on a budget can take a lot of planning and…

    The Organic Movement Report
    May 25, 2011
    The Organic Movement Report

    The Washington Post released a report today titled, The Organic Movement. The Post looked at current research, and interviewed organic farmers and other organic leaders for their insights. I was asked…

    Fast Facts about Organic Milk
    June 4, 2010
    Fast Facts about Organic Milk

    Many of the regulations that allow dairy products to carry the label “certified organic” revolve around farming practices. In general, organic milk should come from cows that eat only organic food…

    Good for You! Surveys Says Organic Food Buyers Not Cutting Back
    July 10, 2009
    Good for You! Surveys Says Organic Food Buyers Not Cutting Back

    I was heartened to see the results of a survey of people who buy organic and natural foods - they're hooked! Even in this tough economy, about 80 percent of the 1,000+ respondents said they weren't dr…

    5 Organic Foods Every Woman Should Eat
    March 17, 2009
    5 Organic Foods Every Woman Should Eat

    In case you didn’t catch my article in this month’s Glamour magazine, here’s a summary of what I consider to be the most important organic switches every woman should make, if she eats these foo…

    5 Ways to Buy Organic on a Budget
    January 13, 2009
    5 Ways to Buy Organic on a Budget

    When the economy hits hard, some families cut back on grocery bills by cutting out the fruits and vegetables and going for cheaper items that are frequently high in sugar and saturated fats. A recent …

    Dr. Greene's Organic Journey: Is it right for your family?
    September 10, 2008
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Journey: Is it right for your family?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: My organic journey began in a cow pasture, believe it or not. I was walking on a diary farm in Vermont, listening to someone speak about the dramatic improvement in health for a h…

    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 Introduction
    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx

    Good News Growing our foods organically has proven to be one of the hottest, fastest-growing movements of the 21st century. Already, more than 4 million acres of American farmland have been dedicated …

    How Much Food Does a Child Need
    February 18, 2007
    How Much Food Does a Child Need Each Day?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Kids can benefit from dietary improvements at any age. Quality foods  make a difference when they are young, and their brains are growing most rapidly. It also makes a huge diffe…

    Pesticides, Intelligence, and Behavior
    December 4, 2006
    Pesticides, Intelligence, and Behavior

    Among the pesticides in common use in the United States today, I am most concerned about the organophosphates - originally commercialized as nerve agents for chemical warfare. A significant study publ…

    Food Allergies
    October 29, 2002
    Food Allergies: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Food hypersensitivity, Oral allergy syndrome, Allergic proctocolitis Introduction to food allergies: Many parents of infants and toddlers are told that food allergies don’t happen …

    Is Organic Food Really Better for Kids?
    November 2, 2001
    Is Organic Food Really Better for Kids?

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged with evaluating pesticides and setting “acceptable risk” levels of exposure. EPA’s tests have largely been conducted on fully grown adult men…

    Organic a Choice for our Children
    November 1, 2001
    Organic a Choice for our Children

    As parents, we want to feed our children healthy food. What parent would turn down the chance to give a child delicious, healthy food that is convenient, a good money value, that the child loves – a…