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Confused about the certified #organic label? Get the facts: http://www.onlyorgan...

Tue, 2015-01-27 08:57
Confused about the certified #organic label? Get the facts: http://www.onlyorganic.org/when-the-label-says-organic

#organic #food #US #certifiedorganic #cleaneats #cleanliving Only Organic


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Are you confused about all the labels out there and now you're questioning certified organic too? Get the facts: http://www.onlyorganic.org/when-the-label-says-organic #organic #food #US #certifiedorganic #cleaneats #cleanliving

Check out these 24 must-see infographics that will make eating healthier super e...

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:54
Check out these 24 must-see infographics that will make eating healthier super easy. Try swapping a few ingredients for their #organic counterparts. Healthy for you and the environment too ;-)

http://bit.ly/15fE3mY


24 Must-See Diagrams That Will Make Eating Healthy Super Easy
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Do it. Your body will thank you later.

"5 Shocking Facts About GMOs. I Can’t Believe #3 Is Real." http://bit.ly/1JgCpi...

Thu, 2015-01-22 14:00
"5 Shocking Facts About GMOs. I Can’t Believe #3 Is Real."

http://bit.ly/1JgCpir

Check out the #1 way to avoid them. #Organic #OnlyOrganic #OrganicIsNonGMO


5 Shocking Facts About GMOs. I Can't Believe #3 Is Real.
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One alarming aspect of the whole GMO debate is the fact that so many Americans are going about their daily lives completely unaware that they are consuming genetically modified organisms at just about every meal. The reason I know this is because I used to be one of them. So what are GMOs and why sh…

OTA member Matthew Dillon learned a tough lesson about seeds early in his career...

Wed, 2015-01-21 15:33
OTA member Matthew Dillon learned a tough lesson about seeds early in his career. Dillon was the executive director of the Abundant Life Seed Foundation at the time. The former organic farmer says he had become “obsessed with heirloom conservation and the importance of conserving genetic diversity,” and had spent time building the Foundation’s seed bank. Then one day, Abundant Life’s office—and seeds—was ruined in a fire. Over 5,000 rare plant varieties went up in smoke....

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Seed Matters, Clif Bar


Are #organic mattresses healthier + safer? YES. Check out this Q&A with OTA me...

Wed, 2015-01-21 11:08
Are #organic mattresses healthier + safer? YES.

Check out this Q&A with OTA member and 2014 Rising Star Barry Cik of Naturepedic to learn more: http://bit.ly/1E2mdD9


Okay, okay... If you're going to celebrate Big Block of Cheese Day, go ahead and...

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:28
Okay, okay... If you're going to celebrate Big Block of Cheese Day, go ahead and make it #organic ;-)

Here's why: http://bit.ly/1E7F1Or


Check out this Hello Kitty themed #organic farm in Hong Kong - a super cute way...

Thu, 2015-01-15 08:56
Check out this Hello Kitty themed #organic farm in Hong Kong - a super cute way to teach kids about organic farming.

"The theme aims to encourage children to learn about where their food comes from. The 50,000-square-foot-farm gives visitors a look at how food is grown, in addition to offering classes. There’s a “Little Farmer Program,” which provides kids with their own 2-foot-by-2.5-foot garden plot, where they can plant and harvest their own crops. The farm is also home to sheep, goats, and a farm dog named Hippie."

http://modernfarmer.com/2015/01/farm-food-hello-kitty/


Check out livingmaxwell's predictions for the top 5 #organic food trends for 201...

Tue, 2015-01-13 08:58
Check out livingmaxwell's predictions for the top 5 #organic food trends for 2015.

What do YOU think is the the next big thing in organic?

http://livingmaxwell.com/top-5-organic-food-trends-2015


Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2015
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As I do each year, this is my list of the Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2015. The top organic food trends for 2015 will give consumers many more great options.

via Only Organic

Mon, 2015-01-12 13:44
via Only Organic


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Instead of using these chemicals, organic farmers work in sync with the environment. Learn more: http://www.onlyorganic.org/organic-practices/organic-farming-practices/ #chemicals #organic #environment

The 10th and FINAL #organic resolution for 2015 from The Organic Center... Keep...

Sun, 2015-01-11 12:16
The 10th and FINAL #organic resolution for 2015 from The Organic Center...

Keep away from toxins.

Avoiding pesticides is even more important than previously thought. A study led by Organic Center Science Advisory Board member Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini showed that major pesticides are more toxic to humans than suggested by their active ingredients. Pesticides contain a mix of “inert” ingredients. These “inerts” are not taken into account in safety test trials, and the active ingredients are tested in isolation. This research looked at the toxicity of herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides when all ingredients were included, and found that eight out of nine pesticide formulations were up to one thousand times more toxic than their active ingredients.

Learn more: bit.ly/14f4byA


Only two more to go! Resolution # 9 from @TheOrganicCenter: Listen to the bi...

Sat, 2015-01-10 12:16
Only two more to go! Resolution # 9 from @TheOrganicCenter:

Listen to the birds.

Research shows that organic farming is healthier for birds. Songbirds are especially sensitive, because conventional farms can reduce food supplies for young songbirds unable to leave their nests. An article in the journal Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment compared availability of “nestling” food on organic and conventional farms. Because organic farming does not use synthetic pesticides and has longer, more diverse crop rotations, organic farms were found to provide more available nestling food than conventional farms.

Learn more: bit.ly/14f4byA


The Organic Center's eighth resolution for 2015: Focus on soil health. A stud...

Fri, 2015-01-09 09:04
The Organic Center's eighth resolution for 2015:

Focus on soil health.

A study on healthy soil biodiversity published in Agronomy for Sustainable Development found that conservation and organic farming techniques boost the number of soil organisms when compared to conventional farming. The researchers measured soil life over a period of 14 years and found that versus conventional systems, organic and conservation agriculture systems had more earthworms in the soil, 30 -70% more microorganisms, and improved bacterial pathways.

Learn more: bit.ly/14f4byA


The Organic Center turned its favorite studies from 2014 into resolutions for 20...

Thu, 2015-01-08 08:04
The Organic Center turned its favorite studies from 2014 into resolutions for 2015!

Number seven: The more the merrier! Support biodiversity.

A study in the Journal of Applied Ecology found that organic farms support more species than conventional farms. On average, organic farms support 34 percent more plant, insect, and animal species than conventional farms. When the researchers looked at pollinators such as bees individually, they found that organic farms had 50 percent higher species diversity.

Learn more: bit.ly/14f4byA


#Resolutionfor2015 number six: Do your part. Help slow down climate change! Res...

Wed, 2015-01-07 14:17
#Resolutionfor2015 number six: Do your part. Help slow down climate change!

Research shows good news for climate change mitigation: organically managed soils could reverse the trend of increasing CO2 in the atmosphere! Conducted by the Rodale Institute, the research looks in-depth at how farming systems affect greenhouse gas emission, and illustrates the ability of soil to mitigate climate change when managed organically.

via The Organic Center

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Another great #Resolutionfor2015 from The Organic Center: SAVE ORGANIC CITRUS!...

Tue, 2015-01-06 14:57
Another great #Resolutionfor2015 from The Organic Center:

SAVE ORGANIC CITRUS!

Did you know that a disease called citrus greening has devastated thousands of acres of citrus trees in the United States, and may even cause domestic citrus to disappear altogether? Research on controlling this disease focuses on toxic pesticide sprays and the development of GMO citrus varieties. The Organic Center has teamed up with professors at universities, industry members, and organic growers to launch a large-scale study looking at organic solutions to citrus greening. Visit the Organic Center Citrus Greening page to learn more.

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Resolutions for 2015 # 4 from The Organic Center: Bee Concerned. Commercial b...

Mon, 2015-01-05 14:16
Resolutions for 2015 # 4 from The Organic Center:

Bee Concerned.

Commercial beekeepers are losing an average of 30 percent of their colonies each winter. This is a problem for bee-pollinated crops such as almonds, apples, cucumbers, avocados, oranges, and berries. One of the major contributors to bee deaths is exposure to pesticides, particularly neonicotinoids. In 2014, a study published by Harvard researchers supported and strengthened research in 2012 that found a link between neonicotinoid use and colony collapse disorder.

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#ResolutionsFor2015: Load up on antioxidant-rich foods #GoOrganic http://bit.ly/...

Sun, 2015-01-04 13:29
#ResolutionsFor2015: Load up on antioxidant-rich foods #GoOrganic http://bit.ly/14f4byA via The Organic Center

A key study of 2014 showed organic fruits and vegetables have higher levels of antioxidants. Researchers found that if you choose organic rather than conventional fruits and vegetables, you can get an average of 20-40 percent increase in antioxidants! Antioxidants protect our cells against the effects of free radicals, which can damage cells in the body and trigger disease.


#ResolutionsFor2015: Get pesticides out of your life! #GoOrganic http://bit.ly/1...

Sat, 2015-01-03 13:17
#ResolutionsFor2015: Get pesticides out of your life! #GoOrganic http://bit.ly/14f4byA via The Organic Center

Pesticides, linked to numerous health problems, are still found on conventional produce in the grocery store. A study showed that eating an organic diet for just seven days can significantly reduce your exposure to pesticides. The research found pesticide metabolite levels in a group of individuals who ate a diet of at least 80 percent organic for a week were cut by up to 96 percent.


The First Resolution for 2015 from The Organic Center: Be health-minded. Eat or...

Fri, 2015-01-02 14:26
The First Resolution for 2015 from The Organic Center:

Be health-minded. Eat organic!

A review of the latest research on the effects of organic agriculture and crops on public health found a clear health advantage in consuming organically produced food instead of conventionally produced. Published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, the findings concluded the lower pesticide residue levels in organic produce were a significant factor in helping account for these benefits.

- See more at: https://www.ota.com/news/press-releases/17795#sthash.aCbg2rOF.dpuf


HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2014 was the year of science supporting the benefits of #organic...

Thu, 2015-01-01 09:18
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2014 was the year of science supporting the benefits of #organic food and farming: for human health, pollinator health, and the health of the environment.

To help you ring in the new year and truly turn over a new healthy leaf, The Organic Center has transformed the top ten studies of 2014 into New Year’s resolutions that show how to improve the state of your diet and the state of our planet by choosing organic in the coming year.

Learn more: http://organic-center.org/news/organic-new-years-resolutions-for-2015/