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The World Health Organization (WHO)'s has declared the world’s most widely used...

Tue, 2015-03-24 12:21
The World Health Organization (WHO)'s has declared the world’s most widely used weedkiller – glyphosate – probably causes cancer.

How do you avoid it? Choose organic.

http://bit.ly/1LSQGs8


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Tue, 2015-03-24 12:03


&quot;How we craft our food matters. It impacts the health of people and the health o...

Tue, 2015-03-24 10:02
"How we craft our food matters. It impacts the health of people and the health of our natural resources like soil and water. At Clif Bar, we strive to be a catalyst for change in creating a healthy, just and sustainable food system. For us, that effort begins with organic. Watch our "Farmers Speak - Organic Almonds" video to learn more about the Burroughs family and the organic farming process" - Clif Bar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0N8aC4eG7s


CLIF Bar: Farmers Speak - Organic Almonds

How we craft our food matters. It impacts the health of people and the health of our natural resources like soil and water. At Clif Bar, we strive to be a ca...

The recent blog post &#x201c;14 facts the organic industry doesn&#x2019;t want you to know&#x201d; co...

Fri, 2015-03-20 12:08
The recent blog post “14 facts the organic industry doesn’t want you to know” contains too many inaccurate and misleading statements about organic for us to sit idly by!

Read and share our complete response to each of the 14 "facts": http://bit.ly/1I5ahzF

"First and foremost, it’s important to know that organic is the most heavily regulated, transparent, and closely monitored food system in the United States. Unlike other eco-labels, the organic label is backed by a set of rigorous federal production and processing standards. These standards have been developed through a transparent process involving the National Organic Program, the National Organic Standards Board (a citizen advisory group), industry representatives and the public, to provide traceability from the farm to table, and to ensure that you and your family can have confidence in the organic products you buy. There is nothing “the organic industry doesn’t want you to know.” More than any other part of the global food system, organic is an open book..."

Original post by Don't Waste the Crumbs, who is doing great work on her blog helping parents access real food on tight budgets. We urge you to consider correcting the facts!


&quot;The only place where you see the true cost of food is in the Organic industry....

Fri, 2015-03-20 10:36
"The only place where you see the true cost of food is in the Organic industry.

Why? Our government subsidizes the industries that produce processed junk, animal feed & ethanol and NOT healthy food. As consumers are becoming more health conscious, we are seeing a SHIFT in the marketplace as well whereas they are automatically gravitating to organic because it stands for something. It’s certified by a third party to use only certain farming practices AND the food itself is “free from” food—free from antibiotics, hormones, toxic persistent pesticides, animal cruelty, artificial additives & preservatives, artificial dyes, GMOs, irradiation, sewage sludge, etc."

Thanks for sharing Shiftcon


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The only place where you see the true cost of food is in the Organic industry. Why? Our government subsidizes the industries that produce processed junk, animal feed & ethanol and NOT healthy food. As consumers are becoming more health conscious, we are seeing a SHIFT in the marketplace as well whereas they are automatically gravitating to organic because it stands for something. It’s certified by a third party to use only certain farming practices AND the food itself is “free from” food—free from antibiotics, hormones, toxic persistent pesticides, animal cruelty, artificial additives & preservatives, artificial dyes, GMOs, irradiation, sewage sludge, etc. QUESTION: What changes do you see happening in the future when it comes to food? Do you see it getting worse or better and why? And what are you doing to promote a better food supply? Amplify the SHIFT and share! GIVEAWAY: @[62869253227:274:Nature's Path Organic Foods] is giving away a gift basket valued at $100 to one lucky winner who engages with this post. You can engage with this post by sharing or commenting. Winners are announced on Friday evening, March 20th. Tickets to @[186486444857719:274:Shiftcon] Social Media Conference are on sale for $100 off till March 23rd. You can take advantage of this special deal TODAY by clicking here, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shiftcon-social-media-conference-2015-tickets-13110962241?discount=ShiftConEarlyBird OR by using discount code “ShiftConEarlyBird” at checkout. For more information about ShiftCon Social Media Conference and to watch our video visit us here, http://shiftconmedia.com/2015/03/11/march-12th-thru-march-23rd-save-100-on-shiftcon-2015-tickets/

&quot;The potato is America&#x2019;s largest vegetable crop. The average American consumes 2...

Tue, 2015-03-17 14:25
"The potato is America’s largest vegetable crop. The average American consumes 29 pounds of french fries a year and 142 pounds of potatoes overall."

Robyn McCord O'Brien and Only Organic

Learn more: http://goo.gl/TMjl3f

#knowyourfood #onlyorganic


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The potato is America’s largest vegetable crop. The average American consumes 29 pounds of french fries a year and 142 pounds of potatoes overall. #knowyourfood

So cool! MetaWear has just launched the nation&#039;s first solar and geothermal-powe...

Mon, 2015-03-16 13:00
So cool! MetaWear has just launched the nation's first solar and geothermal-powered operation providing cutting, sewing, dyeing, and screen-printing certified organic cotton t-shirts.

http://bit.ly/19saYYq

This cutting-edge sustainable style manufacturer — which uses seaweed-based inks with no toxic inputs, and pays its staff a livable wage — was recently certified to the world's standard for the processing of organic textiles – the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). MetaWear is the first and only U.S.-based GOTS factory of its kind.


MetaWear Launches First U.S. GOTS-Certified Factory
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This cutting-edge sustainable style manufacturer — which uses seaweed-based inks with no toxic inputs, and pays its staff a livable wage — was recently Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified.

5 health benefits you never knew about #organic food! via HuffPost Blog http://...

Fri, 2015-03-13 13:00
5 health benefits you never knew about #organic food!

via HuffPost Blog http://huff.to/1L6yoDh


5 Health Benefits You Never Knew About Organic Food
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The term 'Organic Food' conjures up images of alfalfa sprouts, mixed greens, and bland, tasteless vegetables that seem about as appealing as eating dirt. With only a cursory thought, it would seem to be logical to assume that simple, natural foods mi...

Food Babe: The Shocking Difference Between Organic &amp; Non-GMO Labels &#x2013; It&#x2019;s Huge!...

Fri, 2015-03-13 08:11
Food Babe: The Shocking Difference Between Organic & Non-GMO Labels – It’s Huge! http://foodbabe.com/2015/02/26/difference-between-organic-non-gmo-labels/ #organic #nonGMO #food #goorganic #onlyorganic


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@[132535093447877:274:Food Babe]: The Shocking Difference Between Organic & Non-GMO Labels – It’s Huge! http://foodbabe.com/2015/02/26/difference-between-organic-non-gmo-labels/ #organic #nonGMO #food #goorganic #onlyorganic

THE #ExpoWest kick-off event is SOLD OUT! The Organic Center&#039;s #OrganicScience c...

Thu, 2015-03-05 15:44
THE #ExpoWest kick-off event is SOLD OUT! The Organic Center's #OrganicScience celebration is tonight, and we're so excited for the action to begin.

From The Organic Center: "If you’ve already secured your spot, we can’t wait to see you there. If not, you can donate $50 at the door at 9pm to enjoy organic dessert in the lounge. We’re in the Marriott this year!"


Take a look at the &#064;MediaplanetUSA #OrganicLiving campaign and find us featured...

Wed, 2015-03-04 14:35
Take a look at the @MediaplanetUSA #OrganicLiving campaign and find us featured within this great awareness initiative, shinning light on the benefits of living a toxic-free, clean lifestyle.

Forward by OTA's CEO/Executive Director Laura Batcha

http://bit.ly/18K1sj7


Amy&#039;s Kitchen is shaking up the fast food industry. Check it out: http://www.p...

Mon, 2015-03-02 11:23
Amy's Kitchen is shaking up the fast food industry.

Check it out: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/3586113-181/amys-kitchen-seeks-to-shake


Amy’s Kitchen seeks to shake up fast food
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Get ready to see if Amy’s Kitchen can shake up the nation’s

Want to know which conventionally grown fruits and vegetables have the most pest...

Thu, 2015-02-26 16:00
Want to know which conventionally grown fruits and vegetables have the most pesticides? To avoid pesticides, choose #organic!

Check out @EWG’s newly released 2015 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce!

http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/


EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™
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EWG's 2015 Shopper's Guide helps you make informed choices about the produce you buy. Check out our 'Dirty Dozen' and 'Clean 15' lists to shop smarter.

#NewMacDonald #MustWatch #OnlyOrganic!

Tue, 2015-02-24 12:10
#NewMacDonald
#MustWatch
#OnlyOrganic!




BREAKING! Announcing Only Organic's new video! This new version of an old classic is sure to grab your attention. Watch and share: www.newmacdonald.com #NewMacDonald #OnlyOrganic

#Fact #OnlyOrganic

Fri, 2015-02-20 15:14
#Fact #OnlyOrganic


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It's the year of soil! Did you know that organic farmers maintain the health of their soil by using manure or compost and other organic material instead of synthetic fertilizers? Get the details here: http://www.onlyorganic.org/organic-practices/organic-farming-practices #saveoursoil #organic #food

If you&#x2019;re headed to Expo West in March and interested in the science behind #org...

Wed, 2015-02-18 15:02
If you’re headed to Expo West in March and interested in the science behind #organic food and farming, don’t miss the largest #OrganicScience event in Anaheim! Over 500 of the organic industry’s leading innovators will gather to support the The Organic Center at its Annual VIP Dinner in Anaheim on March 5! This year’s celebratory fundraiser features a celebrity-chef designed menu and thought-provoking discussions about the intersection of food, farming, science and politics.

Limited seats available: http://bit.ly/1BU7wzQ


#OnlyOrganic!

Tue, 2015-02-17 09:06
#OnlyOrganic!


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A study led by scientists from the Arctic University of Norway has detected “extreme levels” of Roundup, the agricultural herbicide manufactured by Monsanto, in genetically engineered soy. Read more: http://justlabelit.org/extreme-levels-of-herbicide-roundup-found-in-food/#sthash.mQPEQhn0.dpuf #LabelGMOs #food #JustLabelIt

Share the love this Valentine&#039;s Day by choosing chocolate that&#039;s #organic and he...

Thu, 2015-02-12 16:00
Share the love this Valentine's Day by choosing chocolate that's #organic and healthful (yes, chocolate can be good for you!).

OTA picks: Theo Chocolate Sjaak's Organic Chocolates, NibMor, Dagoba Organic Chocolate


Organic has a leg up in adopting new FDA food safety regulations. OTA members:...

Wed, 2015-02-11 08:44
Organic has a leg up in adopting new FDA food safety regulations.

OTA members: Be sure to check out this article in Food Safety Magazine authored by OTA staff Gwendolyn Wyard and Nate Lewis. It highlights what organic farmers are already doing in terms of product traceability and how the organic industry's response to FDA's previously proposed rules was instrumental in their significant revisions that reduce unwarranted and unscientific regulations on organic farmers and local food systems.

http://bit.ly/17aPo9O


Buying organic to avoid pesticides? Science confirms you have the right idea. T...

Mon, 2015-02-09 11:31
Buying organic to avoid pesticides? Science confirms you have the right idea.

TakePart.com --> http://bit.ly/1zo78sD


Buying Organic to Avoid Pesticides? Science Confirms You Have the Right Idea
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Researchers are trying to understand how all the chemicals in our food might be harming us in the long run.