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 entir…

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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 Netwo…

    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 you …

    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 t…

    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 oft…

    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…

    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…

    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 dr…

    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. (m…

    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 organic things and even fruits and vegetables, and going for cheaper items that are frequently high in sugar and satu…

    Dr. Greene's Organic Journey: Is it right for your family?
    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

    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. 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…

    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #10

    Organic Rx#10 Corn If there is corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, corn sweetener, dextrose, glucose, cornstarch, modified cornstarch, vegetable starch, corn solids, or corn oil - choose organic. I…

    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 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 differe…

    Pesticides, Intelligence, and Behavior
    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…

    Is Organic Food Really Better for Kids?
    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 or no…

    Organic a Choice for our Children
    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 ? and…