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Tue, 2014-02-18 16:05

U.S. Teens Want More Organic Food Choices
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In a recent report by Organic Connections of a study by Piper Jaffay & Co., it was found that 39 percent of U.S. teens are choosing organic foods.

Let&#039;s spread the word: It&#039;s time to make absolutely certain that consumers under...

Mon, 2014-02-03 14:57
Let's spread the word: It's time to make absolutely certain that consumers understand that only organic food is made in the way nature intended--without the use of toxic pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, and genetically engineered ingredients.

Check out this hilarious new video from Only Organic which helps to clear up the major differences between natural and organic, and remember to always look for the USDA Organic seal. #OnlyOrganic http:/bit.ly/LoHKwA


The Natural Effect
"The False Advertising Industry" reveals the shocking truth about what is allowed in "Natural" food. Only the USDA Organic Seal guarantees your food contains...

For all of our Canadian friends (or those visiting the area): The Canada Organic...

Thu, 2014-01-30 09:07
For all of our Canadian friends (or those visiting the area): The Canada Organic Trade Association is excited to invite you to a free, special event with Rick Smith, co-author of Toxin: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World. Rick will offer some conclusions from his recent book, including recent tests conducted on family in Toronto that showed drastic reductions in pesticide levels when they switched to an all-organic diet. A brief Q&A will follow.

Please join COTA on Saturday, February 1st, 2014, 5:00 – 6:30pm at the Delta Guelph Hotel, in the Gryphon Ken Danby Room. The event is free and is open to the public; refreshments will be available.

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Ontario Organic Awards
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The Ontario Organic Awards recognize and celebrate innovation in organic agriculture in Ontario. Awards are given to individuals and businesses which show

Thanks for sharing The Organic Center &quot;Yikes! Remember that choosing organic is...

Wed, 2014-01-29 12:40
Thanks for sharing The Organic Center "Yikes! Remember that choosing organic is the only USDA regulated way to ensure antibiotics weren't used in the production of eggs/dairy/meat!"


Antibiotics in Animals Tied to Risk of Human Infection
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A federal analysis of 30 antibiotics used in animal feed found that the majority of them were likely to be contributing to bacterial infections that are resistant to treatment in people, according to documents released by a health advocacy group.

&quot;GMOs are also only one aspect of a toxic food system. Simply choosing non-GMO d...

Tue, 2014-01-28 11:53
"GMOs are also only one aspect of a toxic food system. Simply choosing non-GMO does not make for healthy food." - "Coach" Mark Smallwood, executive director of Rodale Institute #organic #USDAorganic


Want to Avoid GMOs? Look for This Label
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Organic farmers are changing the very makeup of our agricultural landscape for the better, and their label reads "USDA Organic."

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!

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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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#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.

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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?

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#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

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