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17 Essential Reasons to Eat Organic Food

Organic food was the only option for thousands of years.  Now, with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and genetically-modified foods, organic is still the best option.  Here are 17 reasons to eat or…

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The Benefits of Organic vs Conventional Food

The debate between organic and conventionally produced food continues, and a new infographic (below) produced by well.org gives more statistics to consider. The creators focused on the unhealthiest c…

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6 Advantages to Buying Your Food at the Farmers’ Market

With all the dirt being dug up about some of my favorite health food companies supporting No on Prop. 37, I was starting to feel betrayed. "No, Santa Cruz Organic! Not you too," I thought, when I firs…

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The Dirty Side of Cotton

Conventional cotton isn't "The Fabric of Our Lives," though industry group America's Cotton Producers and Importers have spent big bucks to make us think this is the case. Wait a sec! Cotton is a …

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Quick Pocket Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Have a hard time remembering the "Dirty Dozen" fruits and veggies that have the most pesticides? Check out this handy, printable guide that will help you remember which fruits and veggies are best to …

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Why Green Divas & Dudes Prefer Organic Food

This green diva has to weigh in on all the buzz and banter about the latest study from Stanford about the lack of nutritional benefit from eating organic food. There is a lot of evidence that I wasn't…

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Is Organic Food Healthier?

By now, I'm sure you've seen the headlines about the recent Stanford University study on organic food. Even the New York Times and NPR declared "Expensive Organic Food No Healthier, Study Finds!" But …

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Tips to Make Your Garden Irresistible to Butterflies

By Ramon Gonzalez, TreeHugger Planting your garden with plants that attract butterflies is only one step in making your garden butterfly-friendly. Once butterflies discover your garden the females…

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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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