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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of $3.8 million to support research, education, and extension projects that will assist current organic producers and those transitioning into organic farming. The funding is available through the Organic Transitions Program,...
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How to Shop Smart and Buy Healthy Now that organic produce and healthier food options are more readily available than ever before, it has made grocery shopping that much more confusing in the process. With the availability to buy everything from out of season fruit to fair trade chocolate to T-shir...
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Discover the real difference between organic foods and their traditionally grown counterparts when it comes to nutrition, safety and price. Once found only in health food stores, organic food is now a regular feature at most supermarkets. And that's created a bit of a dilemma in the produce aisle. ...
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Many of my clients come to my office already very much aware of the importance of eating fresh, organic, locally-grown food. They are eager to talk about the nutritional value of what they eat and they know to avoid fast food. And that's a great sign of progress -- a generation of research and educa...
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From grocery stores specializing in organic foods to green builders, Western North Carolina is home to a growing number of businesses that provide “green” products and services intended to provide benefits to the consumer and the environment. Because of the strong market for these products and servi...
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By: Leslie Lyon and Marilyn PattersonPosted: February 24, 2010, from the March 2010 issue of Skin Inc. Magazine. http://www.skininc.com/skinscience/ingredients/85206532.html?page=4 The Five Degrees to Organic is an unofficial scale created by Marilyn Patterson, and as it approaches the fifth deg...
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By: Leslie Lyon and Marilyn PattersonPosted: January 29, 2010, from the February 2010 issue of Skin Inc. Magazine. http://www.skininc.com/skinscience/ingredients/83030847.htmlPeople desire a healthy environment rather than one that they need to be protected from, and because of this, there is a bel...
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Organic products are becoming more and more popular. It may have started with organic foods, but the all natural life style is also beginning to become a big part of other areas of our lives. The idea that what we expose our bodies to can have either a positive or negative effect on us has led peopl...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
"If you do just one thing -- make one conscious choice -- that can change the world, go organic.... No other single choice you can make to improve the health of your family and the planet will have greater positive repercussions for our future."   That's a bold statement. Is eating organic mo...
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Despite the crippling effects of the recent economic slowdown on many industries, the organic agriculture sector not only sustained itself during this period, but also showed signs of growth."In 2009, organic farming was practiced on 90.4 million hectares (90.4 million acres) worldwide, a 5.7 percen...
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I eat a lot of organic food. In fact, about 80% of the food that goes into my body is organic. I cannot tell you how many times I get teased about eating “dirt” from many of my friends, and even my family.  A friend recently quizzed me about my reasons for eating organic. I claimed that one ...
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Three children have died and 35 people have become ill from drinking nitrite-tainted milk in China's north-western Gansu province, Xinhua news agency has reported in the latest food safety scandal to hit the dairy industry. Most of the 35 were children under 14 now being treated at two hospitals in...
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