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6 Notoriously Misleading Food Terms Used to Trick Consumers

Arjun Walia, Collective-Evolution Waking Times Our modern day food industry has become quite the debacle, with chemicals being sprayed all over our fruits and vegetables, to genetically modifying to processed food. As a result, the world has seen a large resistance to modern day food practices, and the resistance continues to grow, and for good

How to Create a Self-Sustainable Food System

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Industrial chemical-based agriculture, which produces the vast majority of US food crops, is actually destroying the soil that makes the growing of food possible in the first place. This is not true in other countries. Worldwide, 70 percent of the food is grown in backyards or small farms. That number is

Organic Label Fraud – Pesticides Found on 45 Percent of Organic Produce & 77 Percent of Organic Grapes Test Positive

April McCarthy, Prevent Disease Waking Times The most common recommendation made by health experts in the area of produce selection is to choose “organic” varieties for maximum health benefits. We trust organic label certifications because they are supposed to comply with organic standards set by national governments and international organizations. Synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers

Are Organics Really Better?

Margie King, Green Med Info Waking Times Organic agriculture is booming.  More and more people believe organics are better for our health than conventionally grown fruits and vegetables.  But what does the science say? Researchers from Sweden and Pakistan wanted to know whether organically grown produce was in fact better for human health.  They undertook

How Much Do Labels Really Tell You About How Eggs Are Produced?

April McCarthy, Prevent Disease Waking Times There is no doubt that consumer awareness and concern about the lives led by animals raised for food is on the rise. Ethical concerns are playing an increasingly important role in purchasing decisions. It seems that egg producers — perhaps more than any other — have responded to this

Toxic Combo of Roundup and Fertilizers Blamed for Tens of Thousands of Deaths

Dr. Mercola Waking Times The public’s appreciation of the toxicity of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup—is still limited, despite highly damning research being published. The fact that Monsanto marketed Roundup as “environmentally friendly” and “biodegradable” probably has a lot to do with this general lack of insight. More people are apt to

5 Things to Consider When Ordering Seafood

Kaye Spector, EcoWatch Waking Times Ever think about where your seafood comes from? You might be surprised to learn that much of the seafood sold in the U.S. is imported—frequently from places where health, safety and environmental standards are weak or non-existent. And less than 2 percent of seafood imports to the U.S. are inspected for

Study Finds Organic Milk More Nutritious Than Conventional Milk

Kaye Spector, EcoWatch Waking Times Organic milk contains significantly higher concentrations of heart-healthy fatty acids compared to milk from cows on conventionally managed dairy farms, a study led by a Washington State University (WSU) researcher has found. While all types of milk fat can help improve an individual’s fatty acid profile, the team concludes that organic whole milk does so even better. The

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