TAG: organics

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

USDA ‘Organic-Washing’: Another Way To Mislead The U.S. Consumer?

Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfo Waking Times USDA organic certification affords the U.S. consumer one of the only food quality protections available today, but does it really guarantee a product is chemical free? What’s a consumer to do today? Between cause- and patently false-marketing, looking beneath the surface appearances of product packaging and advertising becomes a necessity,

How I Fell for Farmers’ Markets

Jill Richardson, Guest Writer Waking Times I’ll never forget the first time I went to a farmers’ market. I hated it. Like many who buy food only from the grocery store, I didn’t realize that local farmers can’t produce every food all year round. I didn’t expect pineapples or anything, but the extremely limited selection

Are Pesticides Causing Your Food Allergies?

Emily Main, Rodale’s Waking Times New research about chemicals in your tap water and on your lawn could cause you to break out in hives. No one knows what causes food allergies—they’re one of the great mysteries that science has yet to solve. But it’s doubtful that any allergist had suspected that your lawn, or

Top 10 Healthy Yet Cheap Organic Foods

Anthony Gucciardi Waking Times Cheap organic foods? In the face of global economic struggle, the issue of personal finance is at the heart of the average consumer. But do you really have to shed an exorbitant amount of your money to purchase organic foods over conventional? The answer is no, and there is a surprisingly large

Why Does Organic Matter?

Elizabeth Renter Waking Times As if most consumers weren’t confused enough already about making the “right” food choices, the pseudo-scientific Stanford study released early last month had many of those on the fence thinking it was okay to once-again blindly trust what they found on their supermarket shelves. But, let’s lay this argument to rest

Organic Agriculture: Fifty (Plus) Shades of Gray

Kristen Wartman, Guest Writer Waking Times “All natural.” “Farm-fresh.” “Cage-free.” Thanks to phrases such as these, consumer confusion is common when it comes to understanding and buying food. The battle raging in California over the labeling of genetically modified foods illustrates just how much labels do indeed matter — to consumers as well as to corporations. The

Sound Science and Common Sense are On the Side of Organics

Vic Shayne, Ph.D. Waking Times Above all else, the United States is the marketing capital of the world. Our society is built around products and services and all the ways they are advertised to us in a way designed to outpace the competition. While it may be unethical to do so, marketing fosters its share

Monsanto Launches Massive Campaign to Stop GMO Labeling

Lisa Garber Waking Times We’ve gone on at great lengths discussing the dangers of genetic modification. Monsanto’s GMO corn has been linked to weight gain and organ function disruption, while GMO crops and pesticides destroy our farmland and environment.  According to the Alliance of Natural Health, the grandchildren of rats fed GMO corn were born sterile. GMO is just one

Organic Tomatoes Contain More Nutrients, Antioxidants than Traditional

Lisa Garber Waking Times A study conducted by the University of Barcelona confirms what many have been saying for years: organic is not only better for the environment, it’s also more nutritious. With this particular study, organic tomatoes are examined to show how organic food really is better quality than traditional. Organic Tomatoes Outrank Traditional For the

Foods that Contain the Highest Amount of Pesticides

Jordan & Kyla Miller Waking Times Much of the produce that is sold today in supermarkets is supplied from farmers who practice conventional farming methods. In other words, the produce has been grown using chemical fertilizers as well as pesticides and herbicides. Many scientific studies suggest that the effects of synthetic pesticides can be detrimental to our

Organic Farmers vs. Monsanto: Appeal Filed!

Jack Adam Weber Wake Up World Dear Organic Lovers, On March 23, 2012 the collective of farmers, seed growers and farm groups (OSGATA) supporting organic and non-GMO farming filed an appeal for their case against Monsanto to be heard in The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Manhattan. Hallelujah! Please add