They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For me, it’s the trickiest. So when I had the opportunity to review a new line of snacks from a company named Gravelnuts, I snagged it. A couple of weeks later, a lovely bag of samples arrived at my door.
Want to know if that salad is organic? Turns out, there’s an app for that!
A May 2012 study attempted to link ‘exposure to organic food’ with ‘harsher moral judgments,’ and the popular media gleefully ran with it. Proclaiming the allegedly proven immorality and selfish jerkishness of organic shoppers, the blogosphere blew up with ‘study proves organic shoppers are smug a-holes!’ articles. But guess what? It had nothing at all to do with organic shopping! There’s a huge amount of well-funded anti-organic backlash in US media right now, and this kind of foolishness is a perfect example of why an ounce of critical thinking is worth a pound of hyperbolic pseudoscientific nonsense.
“A campaign to promote orange varieties of sweet potatoes in Mozambique and Uganda (instead of the white or yellow ones that are more commonly grown there) now seems to be succeeding…,” but at what cost?
Building Soils Naturally by Phil Nauta is an extensive (and scientific!) look at the importance of soil sustainability in organic gardening. While it may not be the most budget-friendly answer to dirt 101, but Building Soils offers an expanse of how-to knowledge to very literally lay the groundwork for any greens to grow, without asking one to buy out a Lowe’s.
There are a lot of misconceptions about organic food, and I think a big one is that it’s incredibly expensive. In my experience, buying organic really doesn’t cost that much more than buying conventional foods. What is really expensive is organic convenience foods. That stuff will break the bank!
So, how can we eat organic food without going way over budget?
Several lots of organic baby spinach have been recalled after salmonella was found in a random test by the USDA. So far, no illnesses have been reported in conjunction with this recall.
We talked to the amazing Fran Drescher actress and activist and founder of Cancer Schmancer for this segment and asked her what she is most passionate about when it comes to sustainable and healthy living and why should we care . . . She really gets that many of the toxins in our every day environment are making us sick and we have to start to pay attention to the food we eat, how we grow it; our homes and how we clean them, etc.
U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter recently asked 60 food businesses last week to release details about their policies on antibiotics in meat and poultry, but more than half of do not employ Washington D.C. lobbyists.
We always knew the attempt to eat organic, local, vegan, environmentally-friendly and sustainably would be a hard bargain. Now, the organic market is facing only the beginning of its scrutiny.
GMOs in organic baby food? Apparently. “The DHA and ARA produced by DSM Nutritional Products, and used in many organic infant formulas and baby cereals, is made using what the [ … ]
…The question, “What can I do to get back to fresh food?” became “What can communities do to share the food that is available?” I knew the answer was connecting gardeners and those with fruit trees in a useful, fun, easy to use online platform.
(Sources and much more info, linked below this text) In putting together this infographic (I have a larger version of the image if anyone wants it) it struck me that [ … ]