Posts in Food Safety


Oxygen Activism!

You may not even realize it, but much of the food you already have in your refrigerator has been exposed to activated oxygen, or ozone, before you even bring it home. That’s because food producers utilize commercial-grade ozone generators to treat fruits, vegetables, meat, and dairy before goods head out to market.

Dye! Dye! My Darling!

We awoke this morning to news that has totally rocked our world: Justin Bieber was arrested for drag racing while intoxicated! Just kidding, we saw that one coming from a mile away, but we did notice this little item: Fruit Loops, the multi-colored bane of parents who already have over-stimulated children’s existence, ARE ALL THE …

All Organic Food Is Not Created Equal

One glaring problem within the growing organic and natural food marketplace is that just because something is labelled “organic” doesn’t mean it is free of pesticides, chemicals, and other toxins. There was a recent study by our Canadian neighbors that found that pesticides contaminated nearly half of the organic produce sampled. What’s more, there are …

3 Ways NAFTA Changed How We Eat

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. This sweeping legislation has virtually changed the way we eat fruits and vegetables. Before NAFTA, the produce you would find available at your local grocery store was whatever was seasonal and grown relatively close to where you …

We Should Know What’s in the Food We Eat

It’s hard to really know what goes into our food these days. As we’ve covered before, there are literally hundreds of non-organic ingredients allowed under the current USDA organic certification. While their is no policy at the Federal level regarding GMO-labeling for food, states like Vermont, Connecticut, and Maine have taken steps to require food …

Three Simple Reasons to Go Organic

With a new year getting started, it’s a safe bet that many people are listing either “eating healthier” or “being healthier” as one of their resolutions. For the more resolute, this may include starting a home garden project or even joining a community garden, but for most of us it more likely means opting for …

Unintended Consequences: How the DDT Ban Causes Millions to Die From Malaria

In 1874, an organic compound called DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) was first synthesized. The Swiss chemist Paul Hermann Müller discovered in 1939 that it was useful as an insecticide—namely, to kill the mosquitoes that spread malaria. This lead to its widespread use in World War II, protecting civilians and troops from malaria and typhus. The world was …

Why You Need to Stop Drinking Fluoridated Water

You’ve been told that it’s smart to drink fluoridated water because it strengthens your teeth. It’s said that drinking fluoride helps prevent cavities and is totally safe. If that’s the case, why does your fluoride toothpaste come with the warning If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a …