Bliss!! I cannot lie. I have a huge thing for beautiful fabrics and fabric prints. A couple years ago I fell head over heals, madly, deeply in love with Amy Butler’s bright, passionate, joy-filled designs. I knew then and there that we needed Amy Butler on Team Organic. So… About a year and a half ago … Continue reading
Robyn O’Brien tells the story of how she started paying attention to what’s in food. The answer may surprise you and it will certainly inspire you to be more deliberate about your food choices. When freedom from regulation ends up harming and even killing our children it is time to question the sytem. It is … Continue reading
Twin brothers and founders of Earth’s Best, Ron and Arnie Koss discuss their book, The Earth’s Best Story: A Bittersweet Tale of Twin Brothers Who Sparked an Organic Revolution.
By now most people know that GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. But how do GMOs affect us, the food we eat, and the environment? Jeffrey Smith, founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology provides a solid general overview in this interview. The Pinky Show: http://www.pinkyshow.org/ Institute for Responsible Technology: http://www.responsibletechnology.org/
U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reveal the Bush administration drew up ways to retaliate against Europe for refusing to use genetically modified seeds. In 2007, then-U.S. ambassador to France Craig Stapleton was concerned about France’s decision to ban cultivation of genetically modified corn produced by biotech giant Monsanto. He also warned that a … Continue reading
From sciencedaily.com (Sep. 1, 2010) — Side-by-side comparisons of organic and conventional strawberry farms and their fruit found the organic farms produced more flavorful and nutritious berries while leaving the soil healthier and more genetically diverse…The study is among the most comprehensive of its kind, analyzing 31 chemical and biological soil properties, soil DNA, and the … Continue reading
Marc Weisskopf, assistant professor of environmental and occupational epidemiology, discusses a study that finds children exposed to higher levels of pesticides known as organophosphates could have a higher risk of being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Note: Organic is still the better choice. However, if you cannot find organic in your town or you cannot afford it, you can still safely eat certain non-organic fruits and vegetables. (Both organic and non-organic should be washed well. See the fruit and veggie wash recipe below!) The following is from the post The Lowdown … Continue reading