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4 Tips for Buying Organic Food on a Budget

Organic foods represent a fast-growing sector of the food industry. According to the Organic Trade Association, organic food sales have increased from roughly $1 billion in 1990 to a stunning $26.7 billion in 2010, and the industry approached the $30 billion mark in sales last year. If you currently buy organic foods for your household or want to add more organics to your grocery cart, read on for some money-saving tips:

Eating the Right Food: 3 Medical Benefits You Can’t See

Everyone knows that they should be doing what they can to eat better, but it’s not always easy to do so. If you work a busy schedule, you might find that eating healthy can be a bit difficult, and that it’s easier to resort to fast foods instead of paying close attention to their diet. While most people realize that healthy eating will result in better looking skin and a more toned body, there are health benefits to eating well that you can’t see with the naked eye.

The following are just a few reasons to consider eating healthier foods, even if you can’t physically see the difference as it occurs.

Hidden Costs of the Farm Bill

The 2012 Farm Bill is currently being debated in Congress, and it’s going to have a massive impact on our food system from what farmers plant and grow, how they do it to grocery shelves and what’s on your dinner plate. But do you know the hidden costs obscured by the bill’s monster $500 billion price tag? And that between 2008 and 2010 the Farm Bill gave eight times more in subsidies to commodity crops than to fruits, nuts and vegetables? Find out what action consumers can take and check out this new infographic from

Seafood Mislabeling: I’ll Take the Mystery Fish

Summer has officially started. Cars are packed for trips to the beach, grills are fired up in backyards and friends and families are sitting down to enjoy their favorite dinners. Fresh seafood is likely to appear on most summertime menus, but did you know that much of the seafood on the market today is mislabeled? The key question is – are we getting what we’re paying for?

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