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Tag: Organic Food

Critical Reasoning vs. Anti-Organic Backlash: Don’t Swallow the Hype!

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.

Book Review: “Building Soils Naturally,” Organic Gardening Bible

Building Soils Naturallyο»Ώ by Phil Nauta is an extensive (and scientific!) look at the importance of ο»Ώsoilο»Ώ 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.

How do you eat organic on a budget?

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?

Fran Drescher on Cancer Schmancer and Organic Food

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.

Organic Idealism Fuels Feud

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.

Gardeners Coming Together Online to Share Organic Produce

…The question, β€œWhat can I do to get back to fresh food?” became β€œWhat 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.