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Is It Better to Buy Local or Organic?

Many of us often wonder: is better to support local farmers at the farmer’s market who are not certified organic, or is it better to buy certified organic products from the grocery store? If your loca…

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The Best Bang For Your Organic Buck: Cleanest & Dirtiest Produce

An apple a day may ... increase cancer rates and cause Parkinson's disease? That isn't the classic phrase. However, pesticides are rewriting the rules on health. Non-organic apples can contain up t…

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12 Foods You Must Eat Organic

Eating organic is something we can do both for ourselves and the planet. It makes you feel safe, healthy, and 'green.'  It is a subject near and dear to my heart. For the 12 foods listed below, eat…

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Don’t Worry So Much About Pesticides in Your Food. Really?

For years, along with the dog-eared crayon drawings and the adopted magnets from long-forgotten local businesses, I had an old and worn magazine clipping on my fridge that listed the “dirty dozen.” Th…

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The ‘Dirty Dozen’ is Now the Dirty 14

By Dana Shultz for Diets in Review There's a common rule in the produce world: If it has a skin or is commonly eaten without peeling, you should probably opt for organic to avoid pesticides. But…

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Make the Most of Your Green Dollar

Most people would love to buy “green” or “organic” foods, but choosing organic foods can be a pricey proposition. If you think your budget cannot afford 100% organic, here is some simple advice on mak…

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