A Better Way To Wash Pesticides Off Apples

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Polishing an apple with your shirt might remove some dust and dirt, but getting rid of pesticide residues could take a little more work. Researchers now report in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, that washing apples with a common household product — baking soda — could do the trick for residues on the surfaces […]

How Healthy Is Genetically Modified Soybean Oil?

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Soybean oil accounts for more than 90 percent of all the seed oil production in the United States. Genetically modified (GM) soybean oil, made from seeds of GM soybean plants, was recently introduced into the food supply on the premise that it is healthier than conventional soybean oil. But is that premise true? Just barely, […]

Seed Matters: Cartoon About An Organic Seed With a Dirty Mouth

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The fact that today, most seeds that grow our food are bred by agrochemical companies to be chemically dependent is totally @#$%’d up. To try and shed some light on an alternative method of growing our food stuffs, we partnered with our new friends The Butler Bros and the Clif Bar Family Foundation to create […]

BioBag® Compostable Bags For The Purpose Of Composting Organic Waste

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BioBag® is a world leader in providing bags and films for the collection of organic waste for the purpose of composting. Unlike regular plastic, BioBags can be consumed by micro-organisms that live in our soils. Because we use starches from renewable crops, our bags can be readily composted along with organic waste in municipal composting […]

Harvesting Liberty: A Short Film About Growing Hemp In The USA

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Harvesting Liberty is a short film that documents visionaries Michael Lewis (of Growing Warriors) and Rebecca Burgess (of Fibershed) as they collaborate to reintroduce industrial hemp to the American landscape. Growing Warriors is a Kentucky-based farming program designed to train, assist, and equip military veterans with the skills, tools and supplies needed to grow organic […]

Organic Strawberry Farms Produce More Flavorful And Nutritious Berries

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Side-by-side comparisons of organic and conventional strawberry farms and their fruit found the organic farms produced more flavorful and nutritious berries while leaving the soil healthier and more genetically diverse. “Our findings have global implications and advance what we know about the sustainability benefits of organic farming systems,” said John Reganold, Washington State University Regents […]

Widespread Contamination Of Glyphosate Weedkiller In California Wine

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Glyphosate is found to contaminate California wines, according to a new report from the non-profit group Moms Across America. All wines are from the North Coast region of California, the premium wine growing region of California and includes wines from Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. The wines were sent in Sept of 2015 and February […]

Consider An Organic Approach To Your Lawn

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Many homeowners are getting their lawns ready for the summer by spreading herbicides, fertilizers and other chemicals. There are alternatives, including organic lawn care, that still gives you a lush, green lawn. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) March 15 Soils Matter blog post explains why you might consider an organic approach. “The grass […]

Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup Immune Booster

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Maty’s Healthy Products, a leading manufacturer of all natural products, wants to change the way you think about Cough Syrup. With the demand for organic products on the rise, Maty’s went the extra mile for their customers to become USDA certified so they could offer the only Organic Cough Syrup available nationwide. The company, founded by a […]

Fit Organic Launches Certified USDA Organic Baby Laundry Detergent

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Fit Organic today announced the launch of its certified USDA Organic Baby Laundry Detergent. The newest product in its Certified USDA Organic product line, Fit Organic Baby Laundry Detergent is specially formulated to be safe on a baby’s sensitive skin with no harsh cleaning chemicals, no dyes, or artificial perfumes whatsoever. Because the formula is […]