Top Organic Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Is Organic Food Really Different?

    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 entirely from our food. Organic foods are grown without the use of toxic synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, artificial hormones, or genetic engineering. They depend on […]

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    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 Network, A Generation in Jeopardy.

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    Carrots and Nitrates

    I just started making my 6 month old homemade baby food. I was reading about nitrates in carrots, spinach and a few other vegetables. If I buy organic can I count on it being nitrate free? How do I…

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  • Make and Serve Local, Organic, and Tasty Side Dishes

    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 for the butter.  So yummy.

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  • Top 12 Reasons to Go Organic – Number 12 & 11

    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 often extra work. Is it worth it? I think so. That’s why I sit on the Board of […]

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  • The Organic Movement Report

    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, “What are simple changes parents can make to help baby have the healthiest start possible?” Then I was given a 150 word limit. Talk […]

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  • Fast Facts about Organic Milk

    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 and are not enhanced with hormones, antibiotics or other chemicals.

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  • Good for You! Surveys Says Organic Food Buyers Not Cutting Back

    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 dropping natural and organic foods from their shopping lists despite their needs to cut back on spending.  Good for […]

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  • 5 Organic Foods Every Woman Should Eat

    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 foods.

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  • 5 Ways to Buy Organic on a Budget

    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 article cited statistics that link income level to obesity, such as a study in California that showed a 10 percent […]

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