Posts tagged eat organic


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 …

Things We Love: Whole Foods

Ok, we’re going to be up front with you here: we are BIG fans of Whole Foods. As advocates of an organic, sustainable lifestyle that’s good for our health and the planet, we just love that there’s a supermarket chain out there that shares our commitment to responsible commerce, enriching peoples’ lives in healthy ways, …

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 …

Three Reasons Why Recent GMO Product Labeling Initiatives Failed

In recent years, more and more people have become interested in knowing exactly what it is they’re eating, and for many, designating something as “food” just because we can digest it simply doesn’t cut the high-fructose corn syrup-infused cake anymore. The general public is increasingly aware of where their food comes from, how it’s made, …

How Eating Eco-Friendly Makes You a Good American

It’s not often that patriotism and environmental consciousness are directly related–at least, not in the public eye. With that said, loving your country and taking care of its environment don’t have to be mutually exclusive when it comes to how you live or eat. Here are some ways that going green is good for the …

Shopping With a Mirror and Other Crazy New Healthy Food Tips

What does it take to get shoppers to eat organic, local vegetables? Would you believe that it might be as simple as some yellow tape, a mirror or a list of a store’s best-selling produce? Most Americans haven’t been responding to more in-your-face healthy food tips, so researchers in New Mexico are trying out gentler …