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Check out this delicious and affordable #organic recipe for Chicken Tamale Pie....

Mon, 2014-01-27 11:08
Check out this delicious and affordable #organic recipe for Chicken Tamale Pie. A perfect weeknight meal for your family!

http://www.shopsmart.org/2014/01/friday-food-chicken-tamale-pie-organic-and-affordable.html


Chicken tamale pie: organic, affordable, yum!
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I love the idea of organic food, but the price? Ouch! According to the 2013 U.S. Families’ Organic Attitudes and Beliefs study, parents who buy organic foods report spending more each week on groceries ($119) than those who don’t buy organic ($104). It adds up. Still, the OTA contends that you can f...

#NewYearsResolution 7: Bee friendly! Choosing organic can help protect the decli...

Wed, 2014-01-08 10:29
#NewYearsResolution 7: Bee friendly! Choosing organic can help protect the declining bee populations!


PLOS ONE: Crop Pollination Exposes Honey Bees to Pesticides Which Alters Their Susceptibility to...
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PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.

#NewYearsResolution 6: Avoid antibiotic-resistant bacteria by going organic when...

Tue, 2014-01-07 13:36
#NewYearsResolution 6: Avoid antibiotic-resistant bacteria by going organic when you eat meat, eggs, and dairy!


Comparative Analysis on Antibiotic Resistance Characteristics of Listeria spp. and Enterococcus...
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Schwaiger, K., Schmied, E.-M. V. and Bauer, J. (2010), Comparative Analysis on Antibiotic Resistance Characteristics of Listeria spp. and Enterococcus spp. Isolated From Laying Hens and Eggs in Conventional and Organic Keeping Systems in Bavaria, Germany. Zoonoses and Public Health, 57: 171–180. doi...

#NewYearsResolution 5: Listen to the frogs. Synthetic pesticide use harms amphib...

Tue, 2014-01-07 10:58
#NewYearsResolution 5: Listen to the frogs. Synthetic pesticide use harms amphibians, so help the frogs by choosing organic!


Pesticides contaminate frogs from Californian national parks
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Pesticides commonly used in California’s Central Valley, one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions, have been found in remote frog species miles from farmland. Researchers have demonstrated the contamination of Pacific Tree Fogs in remote mountain areas, including national…

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Tue, 2014-01-07 09:12

The Organic Center | Disease Inheritance: The long-term effects of pesticide exposure
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Happy Friday. #NewYearsResolution number 3: SAVE THE SOIL! Eating #organic impro...

Fri, 2014-01-03 14:41
Happy Friday. #NewYearsResolution number 3: SAVE THE SOIL! Eating #organic improves soil health.

The soil is a part of our Earth that does not get a lot of attention, yet is a critical component of the health of our agriculture and natural ecosystems. Eating organic can help improve soil quality by building organic matter and supporting the soil micro biome. This has been supported by several studies to come out in 2013. For example, a study published in Crop Management showed that long-term organic management resulted in 40 percent more biologically active soil organic matter as well as lower acidity and higher amounts of carbon, nitrogen, potassium, phosphorous and calcium when compared to conventionally managed soil.

The Organic Center

GMO News: General Mills says that they will begin to offer non-GMO Cheerios. Wha...

Fri, 2014-01-03 10:11
GMO News: General Mills says that they will begin to offer non-GMO Cheerios. What do you think of the big announcement?

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303640604579297402878493762

#NewYearsResolution number 2: Balance your omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid intake...

Thu, 2014-01-02 13:51
#NewYearsResolution number 2: Balance your omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid intake! One great way to do so is by drinking more #organic milk.

One of the most ground-breaking studies of 2013 showed that drinking organic milk plays an important role in balancing unhealthy omega fatty acid ratios. Specifically, researchers found that organic milk contained 25 percent less omega-6 fatty acids and 62 percent more omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk, yielding a 2.5-fold higher omega-6:omega-3 ratio in conventional compared to organic milk. http://tinyurl.com/nasnkln

The Organic Center

Thanks Just Label It for sharing this article about how farmers are standing wit...

Thu, 2014-01-02 12:41
Thanks Just Label It for sharing this article about how farmers are standing with consumers and demanding the labeling of GE products.


Maine Voices: Farmers support honesty, right to know regarding GMO food | The Portland Press...
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Growers know that labeling will allow the free market to operate and let consumers make informed decisions.

What is a #NewYearsResolution you can make today that can last a lifetime &#x2013; and...

Wed, 2014-01-01 10:23
What is a #NewYearsResolution you can make today that can last a lifetime – and beyond? Going #organic of course– which is good for you, your family and the planet! Not sure where to start? The Organic Center offers 10 everyday, research-backed organic resolutions that anyone can follow.

#NewYearsResolution number 1: When you’re choosing your vegetables and fruit, make sure they’re organic! This year it’s especially important to reach for organic produce. This is because in 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raised the permitted tolerance levels of glyphosate residue in many fruits and vegetables. This is especially worrisome, because 2013 also saw several studies documenting troubling health associations with glyphosate exposure, such as estrogenic activity that could induce breast cancer cell growth, gut bacteria changes, and many other modern diseases.