Organic

  • Most Topular Stories

  • How to Start an Organic Garden in 9 Easy Steps

    Organic.org
    Editor
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    The Benefits of Organic GardeningYou've been trying to eat more organic foods, both to decrease the amount of pesticides you and your family consume, and to help protect the environment from overloading with toxic chemicals. But organics can get a bit expensive, we know. Luckily, there's a way to grow your own delicious, fresh produce, while having fun and learning at the same time: organic gardening!Don't know where to start? It is possible to hire someone to install and maintain a beautiful organic garden for you. But most of us can roll up our sleeves with a surprisingly small amount of…
  • Weekend reading

    Down to Earth
    rhonda jean
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    We have an abundance of wildlife here. I was working at my computer yesterday when a kookaburra swooped down to drink at the water bowl. The things I see from my window! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Take some time to slow yourself and take some deep breaths. See you next week! Reclaiming our real lives from social media  and this includes blogs :- ) I'm in love with New York but I
  • Organic food… for your pooch!

    OrganicFoodee.com » News
    Ysanne Spevack
    13 Oct 2013 | 7:46 pm
      Our little furry friends are mammals, just like us. So why does it seem unusual to feed your dog organic healthy food? Why shouldn’t the food you feed your dog or your cat be good enough for you to eat, too? While it’s perhaps over-indulgent to spend time seasoning your dog’s dinner, it’s nothing [...]
  • DIY Craft Cocktails: Hello, summer drinks

    Simple, Good and Tasty
    Peter Groynom
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    I maintain that making cocktails should be as spontaneous and improvisational as regular cooking. This is particularly true during the height of summer, when backyard gardens and farmers markets are producing an almost overwhelming amount of vegetables and fruit.For example, there are few things as pleasant as drinking cold Vinho Verde in a friend's backyard, then plucking a couple fresh raspberries and dropping them into your glass. (Berries can also be frozen and later used as ice cubes in cocktails throughout the summer.) Additionally, just-picked tomatoes (roughly chopped and salted) form…
  • Ten Great Health Benefits of Eating Cherries

    Organic.org
    Editor
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Cherries are a nutritional powerhouse fruit with so many incredible health benefits. One cup of raw cherries has 87 calories, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of protein and 3 grams of fiber. Enjoy them now while they are at their peak because their season is way too short.  Read on for some of the great health benefits of eating cherries.Ten Great Health Benefits of Eating CherriesCherries, known as a “super-fruit”, are packed with antioxidants called anthocyanins which aid in the reduction of heart disease and cancer.Cherries are one of the few food sources that contain melatonin,…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Organic and Wellness News

  • Brazil to become a global organic food power

    Melanie
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:54 pm
    By Adriana Michael Brazil is the fifth largest country in size, with a population of 199 million, and is the world’s sixth-largest economy with a GDP of around US$2.2 trillion. It ...
  • The return of the banana

    Melanie
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    By Adriana Michael Looking for the ultimate snack that meets all of your requirements? One that consumers of all ages and tastes will find delicious, nutritious, convenient, affordable and sustainable? Try ...
  • Sustainability, main theme at Expoalimentaria 2014

    Melanie
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:35 pm
    By Adriana Michael Considered the most important food fair in Latin America, Peru prepares for its sixth edition of Expoalimentaria. The event takes place at the “Jockey Exposition Center” in Lima ...
  • ITAIPU: A success story cultivating good water

    Melanie
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:35 pm
    By Adriana Michael Is it possible to achieve sustainable development? Many have written about the topic. Projects and programs reflect good theories and intentions, but it is seldom possible to see ...
  • 2014 The ‘Year of Chia?’

    Melanie
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:34 pm
    By Warren Beaumont Supply bottlenecks for organic chia sourcing reported by O.W.N. in May 2013 due to higher demand and lower crop yields appear to have eased this year, with a ...
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Organic.org

  • How to Start an Organic Garden in 9 Easy Steps

    Editor
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    The Benefits of Organic GardeningYou've been trying to eat more organic foods, both to decrease the amount of pesticides you and your family consume, and to help protect the environment from overloading with toxic chemicals. But organics can get a bit expensive, we know. Luckily, there's a way to grow your own delicious, fresh produce, while having fun and learning at the same time: organic gardening!Don't know where to start? It is possible to hire someone to install and maintain a beautiful organic garden for you. But most of us can roll up our sleeves with a surprisingly small amount of…
  • Chickpeas are Chock Full of Antioxidants

    Editor
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Chickpeas or Garbanzo Beans are a legume many of us are familiar with, in fact they are the most widely consumed legume in the world, but do you know the many nutritional benefits they have?Originating in the Middle East, chickpeas have a firm texture with a flavor somewhere between chestnuts and walnuts. Like most beans, they are rich in fiber; both soluble fiber, which helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body, and insoluble which acts like a “broom” in the intestinal tract (more on insoluble fiber later). They are a rich source of folate, vitamin E, potassium, iron, manganese,…
  • Go Vegetarian, Live Longer

    Editor
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    There's plenty of evidence showing that vegetarian diets are great for your heart and waistline and even protect against cancer. But a new study of more than 73,000 Americans showed that it can help you live longer too. People with a plant-based diet in the study had a 20 percent lower mortality rate than meat eaters.This study is one of the first to look at data from a living population of such a big size and to analyze the participants' eating patterns so meticulously. The researchers also controlled for lifestyle factors that could undermine health and lifespan, such as obesity, smoking,…
  • 6 Healthy Easy-to-Make Beverages At Home

    Editor
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    In our ever busy days, eating and drinking something nutritious may not be on our top priority. Constraint of time and energy is probably one of the top reasons why we eat so much fast food and processed/frozen food and drinks. Even an extra step of transferring food onto a plate or washing the dishes become a painful chore, let alone cooking from scratch. The food industry has caught on to this and now they offer healthier versions of packaged foods and drinks, boasting that they are healthy with labels like "zero calorie," "low fat," "no MSG," etc. Just remember that as much as you think…
  • Ten Great Health Benefits of Eating Cherries

    Editor
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Cherries are a nutritional powerhouse fruit with so many incredible health benefits. One cup of raw cherries has 87 calories, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of protein and 3 grams of fiber. Enjoy them now while they are at their peak because their season is way too short.  Read on for some of the great health benefits of eating cherries.Ten Great Health Benefits of Eating CherriesCherries, known as a “super-fruit”, are packed with antioxidants called anthocyanins which aid in the reduction of heart disease and cancer.Cherries are one of the few food sources that contain melatonin,…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Organic News -- ScienceDaily

  • Organic apple orchards benefit from green compost applications

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    The effects of groundcover management systems and nutrient sources on soil organic matter, carbon and nitrogen concentration, and soil carbon and nitrogen sequestration has been evaluated over time in an organically managed orchard. Results indicated that organic cultural methods can significantly augment near-surface soil carbon and nitrogen contents, which will likely increase productivity of apple orchards in the Ozark Highlands and similar regions over a relatively short period time after establishment.
  • Nutritional, food safety benefits of organic farming documented by major study

    11 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Organic foods and crops have a suite of advantages over their conventional counterparts, including more antioxidants and fewer, less frequent pesticide residues, the largest study of its kind has found. The study looked at an unprecedented 343 peer-reviewed publications comparing the nutritional quality and safety of organic and conventional plant-based foods, including fruits, vegetables, and grains. The study team applied sophisticated meta-analysis techniques to quantify differences between organic and non-organic foods.
  • Kudzu can release soil carbon, accelerate global warming

    1 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    Scientists are shedding new light on how invasion by exotic plant species affects the ability of soil to store greenhouse gases. The research could have far-reaching implications for how we manage agricultural land and native ecosystems. Since soil stores more carbon than both the atmosphere and terrestrial vegetation combined, the repercussions for how we manage agricultural land and ecosystems to facilitate the storage of carbon could be dramatic.
  • Organic agriculture boosts biodiversity on farmlands

    26 Jun 2014 | 9:18 am
    Organic farming fosters biodiversity. At least that's the theory. In practice, however, the number of habitats on the land plays an important role alongside the type and intensity of farming practices. These are the findings of an international study that looked at 10 regions in Europe and two in Africa. The study shows that even organic farms have to actively support biodiversity by, for example, conserving different habitats on their holdings.
  • Nineteen tomato varieties evaluated under organic guidelines

    23 Jun 2014 | 10:12 am
    Conventionally produced commercial F1 tomato varieties available in the southeastern United States have been compared with open-pollinated varieties popular among organic growers. Nineteen tomato varieties were evaluated using the US Department of Agriculture National Organic Program guidelines. In general, F1 hybrid, determinate or semideterminate varieties, had the best early and total yields compared with open-pollinated varieties. The study contains recommendations for plant breeders and organic growers.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Organic Gardening News and Advice

  • Farm to Counter: The Next Great Thing

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    To call this a "grilled cheese" would be an insult.We've been working on creating Good to Go, our local and organic food takeout restaurant, for a few months now. So it was with great interest that we read this recent article in the New York Times on the "farm to counter" movement. It's the Next Great Thing!After decades of public hand-wringing about the empty calories and environmental impact of fast food, the farm-to-table notions that have revolutionized higher-end American restaurants have finally found a lucrative spot in the takeout line. The result already has a nickname: farm to…
  • Good to Go is Good to Go So Let's Go!

    29 Jun 2014 | 7:59 am
    The following post is from our new site for our new business: Good to Go Organic and Local Food Takeout Restaurant. Robin and I jumped on the chance to take over the very small space of the former Nectar Hills Farm store in Cherry Valley, NY, and turn it into a small, to-go only restaurant featuring organic and local food from our area. We are crowd-funding the venture--offering shares for $100 worth 0.1% of the company. We hope to sell 200 shares, worth 20% of the company. We're asking our friends, family, and readers to buy shares and support this effort to bring local and organic food…
  • Peas and Greens are Not Enough--Good Thing We Have Ramps!

    20 Apr 2013 | 8:22 am
    Organic fertilizer honor wagon near Roseboom, NYIt's mud season up here in the Northeast, and this is the time of year I start itching to get in the mud  pit. It's also the time of year I envy you folks at more southern latitudes, who are probably already eating things from your garden. We're still a few weeks away from eating the ramps (aka wild leeks) that have poked up through the leaf carpet in the woods behind our house, little oases of green in the sea of brown.Harvesting ramps, by the way, is considered foraging, but since they're just a few steps away from the back garden…
  • If you can't have a dream garden...

    14 Jan 2013 | 11:48 am
    We can't all have our dream garden, like the organic garden at this Maui bed and breakfast, where, if you show up when they're ripe, you could be served organic cherimoya. But no matter where you live, you can have a garden. If it's just a few parsley plants in a window, you can have fresh food at your fingertips.To wit: if you're not following John Robb's Resilient Communities web site, you should. His post the other day on bag gardens is certainly worth taking a look at. If you don't have good soil, or you only have a concrete area in your back yard, you can garden right out of the bag!
  • Raising Organic Family Farms: The Farm Favorite

    24 Feb 2012 | 2:15 pm
    Our friends and local organic farmers Dave and Sonia of Nectar Hills Farm could use your vote at the Raising Organic Family Farms "The Farm Favorite" contest.From Feb. 22 – March 16, 2012, encourage your friends, family and social networks to vote for your story on Raising Organic Family Farms. Raising Organic Family Farms is excited to announce the launch of the “Farm Favorite “ people’s choice grant recipient. [...] The story with the most votes will receive the grant or scholarship requested as well as an additional $500 Farm Favorite grant from Raising Organic Family Farms.We're…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    OrganicFoodee.com » News

  • Organic Pharmacy NYC

    Ysanne Spevack
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:41 pm
    The Organic Pharmacy is a British organic body care and beauty company who make their products from organic ingredients whenever possible, which is over 95% of every item they make. Their range includes skin care, cosmetics, shampoos and hair care, a small male skin care range, and a large organic pharmacy made up of a [...]
  • Organic food… for your pooch!

    Ysanne Spevack
    13 Oct 2013 | 7:46 pm
      Our little furry friends are mammals, just like us. So why does it seem unusual to feed your dog organic healthy food? Why shouldn’t the food you feed your dog or your cat be good enough for you to eat, too? While it’s perhaps over-indulgent to spend time seasoning your dog’s dinner, it’s nothing [...]
  • Monsanto pulling out of Europe

    Ysanne Spevack
    18 Jul 2013 | 9:40 am
    Monsanto, one of the world’s biggest and best known genetically modified crops companies, is effectively pulling out of Europe. The news is a major blow to the nascent British GM industry which ministers have been championing this year as fears grow about food security. Monsanto, whose name is synonymous with GM crops, confirmed that it [...]
  • The GM dream…

    Ysanne Spevack
    20 Jun 2013 | 9:36 am
    “The Genetically Modified dream makes it harder to feed the world. There’s the constant claim that GM crops are just one tool in the toolbox for the future of farming. In fact, Genetically Modified food is the cuckoo in the nest. It drives out and destroys the systems that international scientists agree we need to [...]
  • March Against Monsanto

    Ysanne Spevack
    20 May 2013 | 1:16 pm
    These marches are in every State in the USA. Take a look at their listings page for details of a march in your area… Express your opinion peacefully, and come together on Saturday for a wonderful and important day of non-violent marching, and enjoying our democratic right of freedom!
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Natural Health & Organic Living Blog

  • 6 Brain Health Benefits of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)

    Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Brahmi, or Bacopa monnieri, is a therapeutic plant used in Ayurveda for many purposes. Modern research supports this fact and has found Brahmi effective against several neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and schizophrenia. Here are 6 health conditions that may be positively benefited by Brahmi supplementation.   Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is marked by several defining characteristics and one is unstable chemicals in the brain. Brahmi has generated excitement as a potential therapy for schizophrenia because animal studies have reported that it stabilizes…
  • Nutritional Approaches to Mental Health

    Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Food nourishes both the body and mind, offering the nutrition required for keeping the whole self energized and functioning at its best. You might, or might not, be surprised to learn that the brain is actually the first site that receives incoming nutrients. It makes sense, it is the organ that directs the other organs, cells, and metabolic processes. So what happens if we’re nutritionally deficient, can it affect our brain? While nutritional deficiencies do not always exhibit grand mental or psychological symptoms, lesser subclinical indications can pop up. Minor deficiencies of…
  • Why Do People Gain Weight?

    Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Almost 70% of adults in America are considered overweight, and 35% are classified as obese. If rates continue, and many experts believe they will, 75% of the population will be either overweight or obese by the year 2020. Anyone who glances at the statistics knows something is clearly not right. What could be causing this sharp rise in weight-related issues? One of the main reasons we have such a problem with obesity and digestive complaints in the world today is that people are not eating their meals in a parasympathetic state. [1] It turns out that it’s not just what you eat, but how,…
  • 7 Benefits of Maca Root for Women

    Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Indigenous people of the Andes have consumed maca root (commonly referred to as Peruvian ginseng) for centuries, calling upon this superfood as a natural remedy for a diverse range of conditions. While considered a root vegetable and food staple in the Andean diet for thousands of years, Western researchers have only recently discovered this ancient herb and the many benefits it may provide for women. Sexual health, improving fertility, and combating the effects of menopause are only a few benefits this healing herb has to offer. Maca for Women: What are the Benefits? For women, the benefits…
  • Antibiotics Giving You Diarrhea? Try Probiotics

    Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    One of the most common (and unpleasant) side effects many patients complain about when using prescription antibiotic drugs is antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). [1] One possible countermeasure to this longstanding and potentially serious problem may lie in the use of probiotics. While this may sound like a commonsense solution to natural and holistic healthcare experts, many of whom have been generally aware of the ability of probiotics to reverse the side effects of antibiotic drugs, [2] much of the mainstream medical community is just now catching on to the idea. Probiotics: A Potential…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Manic Gardener

  • Return of the Shaggy Parasols

    The Manic Gardener
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Chlorophyllum rachodes Last year, when I was at first too sick, then too discouraged, to do much in the garden, something magical happened: a second variety of edible mushrooms joined my dependable fairy ring crop, the Marasmius oreadesI wrote about four (four!) years ago in “Back Yard Mushrooms” (July 6, 2014). The Marasmius oreades come up in two places in the yard, each in a wide curve that follows the arch of a tree root, each year that curve a bit wider, a few inches displaced from where it was the year before. They’re a small mushroom, delicate in appearance, in color, in flavor,…
  • Buried in the Garden

    The Manic Gardener
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:07 am
    Well, if this year in the garden doesn’t kill me, it will probably cripple me. I’m trying to come back after multiple surgeries and other medical anomaly (I’m beginning to feel like a medical anomaly myself) and bring the garden(s) back after years of neglect, and oy, but it’s a lot of work. Especially since the whole project (multiple projects, really) seemed so overwhelming that I couldn’t face it (them) and therefore got a late start in an early spring. However, progress is being made. An important point to remember, as I gaze at the mountain of incomplete and unstarted tasks,…
  • Dandelion Pesto

    The Manic Gardener
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:12 pm
    It’s amazing what you can make from the garden, even before it gets going. Yes, I know, pesto is made from basil. (Also pine nuts, butter, parmesan, garlic, and sometimes parsley.) But years ago an Italian friend confided to me that only Americans were so hidebound as to think that it had to be made from those ingredients and nothing else. In Italy, she told me, pesto was made from all sorts of things. At the time, I looked at her askance. She and pesto might both be Italian, and I might pride myself on being openminded, but there were limits. Over time, however, I’ve gradually…
  • The blog breathes again…

    The Manic Gardener
    24 Jun 2014 | 11:43 am
    Gasps, at least. The Manic was hacked and re-hacked; down for almost two years, it’s been only recently revived. There are multiple issues, I know, including a plethora of broken links. I’ll get to them, but it’ll take a while, so I depend on your patience. Thanks!
  • Too Many Spruce–?

    The Manic Gardener
    9 Jul 2012 | 12:28 pm
    I’ll never look at my garden the same way again. Only a few pages into Sue Reed’s Energy-Wise Landscape Design: A New Approach for your Home and Garden (New Society Press, 2010) I started glancing around my  yard with a new eye. How well did our trees funnel summer breezes and block winter ones? Were deciduous trees and conifers planted in the optimal places? Well, I already knew the answer to that one: no. I’ve got five large spruce grouped on the east and south-east side of the house, and while they do a marvelous job of keeping us cool during heat waves (like the one last week),…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Down to Earth

  • What I've been part of

    rhonda jean
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Every so often Hanno and I leave our chores behind and go out for the day. We like to take the back roads, we stay away from crowds and shopping centres and we usually end up at a quiet spot where we look around, have lunch and a cuppa and then travel back home again. Yesterday we went to Tin Can Bay and we took Jamie with us. :- ) Looking after small children on an outing
  • How to make soap - new recipe

    rhonda jean
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    This is the soap made last week using calendula-infused oil. I love making soap. It's another piece of the self-reliance puzzle and it makes sense to me to put time into this very old craft. Hanno and I both have dry, sensitive skin so we make sure we use soap that nourishes our skin. The soap I usually make has four ingredients, commercial soap contains many more than that. Shower gel is
  • Weekend reading

    rhonda jean
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    We have an abundance of wildlife here. I was working at my computer yesterday when a kookaburra swooped down to drink at the water bowl. The things I see from my window! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Take some time to slow yourself and take some deep breaths. See you next week! Reclaiming our real lives from social media  and this includes blogs :- ) I'm in love with New York but I
  • Bread - a five minute loaf

    rhonda jean
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    What's not to love about bread? Well, maybe I should clarify that statement somewhat - what's not to love about good wholesome bread. The common, plastic-wrapped, supermarket loaf does not have any part in this post. I'm talking about homemade rye bread today and the common supermarket loaf is about as far away from homemade rye as it could be. This rye loaf will give you good nutrition, complex
  • The wonderful possibilities of a simple life

    rhonda jean
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Housework is boring!  Hmmm, yes, it might be. If I resented having to do housework, rushed through it so I could have time online or with my friends, or if I'd rather be out shopping, I'd think housework was irrelevant and holding me back. But I don't think of my home or the work I do here in that way. I see it as an opportunity. An opportunity to create the home I feel comfortable in, the
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ChewsWise Blog - Samuel Fromartz

  • In Search of the Perfect Loaf Gets Early Notice

    Samuel Fromartz
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:08 am
    Just under two months away from launch of In Search of the Perfect Loaf, reviews are starting to trickle in.Here's what Library Journal had to say in a starred review (July 1, 2014):*Fromartz, Samuel. In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey. Viking. Sept. 2014. 256p. ISBN 9780670025619. $26.95. COOKINGFromartz (Organic, Inc.) might push the boundaries of what it means to be an amateur baker. The author was, after all, asked by chef Alice Waters to bake the bread for a charity dinner she gave in Washington, DC, after winning a local contest against professional bakers. He’s a…
  • Writing to the End

    Samuel Fromartz
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:50 am
    "Ying Yang Sun" by Luis Argerich on Flickr As a writer, I’ve often approached the written word through an instinctual and sometimes painful process. I’ve put a lot of currency into a kind of gut feeling of what works and what does not. But now as an editor, I’m working with younger writers. In many instances, I’ve had to think about what I actually do and how to convey it. So here are some tips to consider on getting your project done.Ideas are cheap—but don’t always go searching for the next one. You’ll ignore the ones you already have. Write everything down,…
  • The last pass of my manuscript, "In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker's Odyssey," is done!

    Samuel Fromartz
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:45 am
    And I'm sending it back in the mail to Viking/Penguin. (Yeah, at this stage it's hard copy, not electronic). This is the final stage before the whole thing goes to rest. I can't believe it's over. But there have been so many of these last stages, turning in the manuscript, going over the edit, doing the second draft, etc. etc that it almost feels anticlimactic. And any remaining mistakes are now my own damn fault! For those who are curious, the book will be out right after the summer. 
  • Who cares about Danish Pork? Danes do, as "Borgen" spotlights the industry

    Samuel Fromartz
    29 Oct 2013 | 3:41 am
    Screen shot from Borgen, episode 24 For the past two years, I've been watching Borgen, a Danish television series which tracks a female politician who rises to become prime minister. The series is quite entertaining and actually addictive, since the stong-willed but principled leader is someone you could relate to: Season 1 began with her riding her bicycle to Parliament. It deals with the conflict of work and home life, and all the intrigue of multi-party politics. I've only had access to Borgen online, at linkTV, careful to watch the shows in the two-week window after they air on cable.
  • How your smart phone may be more valuable than you think

    Samuel Fromartz
    24 Oct 2013 | 12:29 pm
    On an 8-minute video shot with a smart phone that won a film festival prizeI recently heard Carlton Evans, the director of the Disposible Film Festival, speak about “disposible films”— all the video that is made when you click open your smart phone and start shooting away.We’ve all done it, but what I didn’t realize was the possibility of the medium. Luckily, Evans and his team did and created a film festival around it.The festival celebrates “the democratization of cinema made possible by low cost video technology: everyday equipment like mobile phones, pocket…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Organic Chemistry News -- ScienceDaily

  • Antioxidant biomaterial promotes healing

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    The first-ever inherently antioxidant biomaterial has been created by researcher. It has the potential to prevent failure in medical devices and surgical implants. The lead researcher said the new biomaterial could be used to create scaffolds for tissue engineering, coat or build safer medical devices, promote healing in regenerative medicine, and protect cells, genes, and viruses during drug delivery. He added that the new biomaterial is easy to make and inexpensive.
  • Atomic structure of key muscle component revealed

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    Adding to the growing fundamental understanding of the machinery of muscle cells, a group of biophysicists describe -- in minute detail -- how actin filaments are stabilized at one of their ends to form a basic muscle structure called the sarcomere. With the help of many other proteins, actin molecules polymerize to form filaments that give rise to structures of many different shapes. The actin filaments have a polarity, with a plus and minus end, reflecting their natural tendency to gain or lose subunits when not stabilized.
  • Cost-effective, solvothermal synthesis of heteroatom (S or N)-doped graphene developed

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    A research team has developed cost-effective technology to synthesize sulfur-doped and nitrogen-doped graphenes which can be applied as high performance electrodes for secondary batteries and fuel cells.
  • Dream come true for chemists? Creating organic zeolites

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    Traditionally, zeolites have been derived from inorganic material like silicon or aluminum. For the past several years, one research team has focused on combining zeolites with organic polymers whose main component is carbon, oxygen, hydrogen or nitrogen. A new technique and the new materials it produces can be immediately useful in catalysis and separations for chemicals production and hydrocarbon conversion for energy applications.
  • Chemist develops X-ray vision for quality assurance

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    A researcher has developed a method that uses X-rays for the rapid identification of substances present in an indeterminate powder. The new technique has the capacity to recognize advanced biological molecules such as proteins. The method therefore has enormous potential in both food production and the pharmaceutical industry, where it opens up new opportunities for the quality assurance of protein-based medicines, for example.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Organic Products are Healthier

  • Chemical concerns should steer families toward organic food

    grandstrandorganics
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    When Sally Struever was pregnant with her 9-month-old son, Jasper Eiermann, she made an effort to avoid the plastic chemical BPA and to eat food free of pesticides. An avid gardener, she tends two organic garden plots, preserves many of … Continue reading →
  • Grow Your Own Food Summit

    grandstrandorganics
    29 Jun 2014 | 10:22 am
    This is a free on-line event happening on July 7 through 14, 2014.  Go to the site, look it over, and register for the event.  It will be worth it.  Click HERE.
  • Save the Bees!

    grandstrandorganics
    23 Jan 2013 | 7:11 am
      To follow up on yesterdays post, here is a petition you can sign to help stop the use of the pesticide that is killing bees.  Credo Action is hosting the petition.  Here is an except from their article with … Continue reading →
  • Our Precious Bees

    grandstrandorganics
    20 Jan 2013 | 12:49 pm
    The evidence still seems to point to pesticides as the culprit in the demise of our precious bee population.  It’s bad news, but at least we know, and we can do something about it. I came across this article today: … Continue reading →
  • Please Donate to Re-Elect Obama

    grandstrandorganics
    9 Jun 2012 | 12:49 pm
    President Obama is protecting our freedom, economy, equality, rights, education, and health.  Please help to re-elect him this year. I have created a grassroots fundraising page.  Please go to this PAGE to make your donation.  Even a small amount will … Continue reading →
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    FoodieTots.com

  • Plum Organics Mighty Tots Giveaway #sponsored

    foodietots
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    This post is sponsored by Plum Organics. Hello, readers! Hope you’ve been having a fun and delicious summer. We’ve been on the road quite a bit, which has given us a good reason to try out some of the newest kids snacks from Plum Organics. We’re long-time fans of Plum’s all-natural products for little eaters, so we were glad to try out their new Mighty line of pouches, bars and puffs for growing tots. As part of the launch of the new products, Plum is celebrating the wild imaginations of toddlers. When my oldest was just three, we set about planning our first kitchen…
  • A Trip to France via Olivia Macaron

    foodietots
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    In preparation for Bastille Day (July 14), we took a field trip to learn the secrets behind our newest favorite treat, authentic French macarons. Olivia Macaron opened in Georgetown in 2013, just off of M Street across from Dean & DeLuca. The foodie tots love to check out the latest window display, featuring macaron trees in the colors of the season. (We learned a secret: the macrons on display are filled with royal icing so they’ll hold up longer — so don’t bother trying to pinch a taste, as they won’t taste very good!) Inside, they are easily tempted by the…
  • Fennel Slaw {#PicnicGame}

    foodietots
    18 Jun 2014 | 2:58 am
    With an unusual stretch of pleasant weekends here in DC, we’ve been getting really good use out of our picnic blanket. (Even laying it out to watch the USA match on the big screen at Mosaic District Monday night — so fun!) Today we are celebrating International Picnic Day by bringing you a basket packed with goodies from A to Z, in the style of the picnic game! Drop by the Sunday Supper Movement to see the whole picnic spread out on our virtual blanket. I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing… Asian Chicken Salad from Try Anything Once Culinary Beautiful Beet…
  • Red, White & Blueberry Pizzas {#FoodieTotsWorldCup}

    foodietots
    16 Jun 2014 | 3:24 pm
    While strawberry season is sadly winding down, there were plenty of new berries at the farmers market this weekend — namely blueberries, raspberries and both sour and sweet cherries. As we get ready to cheer on the US in the World Cup, these red, white and blueberry sweet pizzas are a perfect project for the kids in the kitchen. Recipe: Red, White & Blueberry Pizzas Makes 4 Ingredients: 4 whole wheat tortillas 1/2 cup whole milk ricotta 1/2 cup blueberries 1/2 cup raspberries 2 tablespoons olive oil cinnamon-sugar Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 425. Place 2 tortillas on each of 2…
  • In the Kitchen at Cava Grill

    foodietots
    5 Jun 2014 | 2:19 pm
    We recently went into the kitchen at one of our favorite local eateries to learn how to make falafel. The foodie tot and I frequently lunch at Cava Grill on her days off from preschool. When I was explaining to her recently that both hummus and falafel start out from the same ingredient, chick peas, it seemed like a cooking lesson was in order. Fortunately, the kind folks at Cava Grill welcomed us into the kitchen to learn their secrets. Cava Grill makes their falafel and most other ingredients fresh in house each day. They work with a number of local farms to source their ingredients,…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Simple, Good and Tasty

  • DIY Craft Cocktails: Hello, summer drinks

    Peter Groynom
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    I maintain that making cocktails should be as spontaneous and improvisational as regular cooking. This is particularly true during the height of summer, when backyard gardens and farmers markets are producing an almost overwhelming amount of vegetables and fruit.For example, there are few things as pleasant as drinking cold Vinho Verde in a friend's backyard, then plucking a couple fresh raspberries and dropping them into your glass. (Berries can also be frozen and later used as ice cubes in cocktails throughout the summer.) Additionally, just-picked tomatoes (roughly chopped and salted) form…
  • Embrace local farm bounty with giardiniera

    Laurie Jesch-Kulseth
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:49 am
    All winter we dream of these months, when farmers market tables pile high with an array of vegetables, and CSA boxes get heavier and more diverse, boasting everything from kohlrabi to radishes.It's no surprise, then, that I find that I'm eating a ton of vegetables lately, and not just boring, broccoli-as-a-side-dish vegetables. I love pickled vegetables, and giardiniera is one of my favorites.  With its Italian roots, giardiniera is also known as "sottaceti," meaning "under vinegar," and is usually eaten along with antipasto selections like cured meats, various cheeses, and olives. The…
  • Hunting for Dinner: Salmon burgers, fresh as you can get

    Jamie Carlson
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    My father-in-law, Ted, has a beautiful king salmon that he caught, mounted and hung in his closet. I've heard the story about how he caught that fish a few times. He likes to tell everyone that he hung it in the closet so that he can look at it twice every day — once in the morning when he gets his coat to leave, and once in the evening when he hangs up his coat. It really is a magnificent fish and I've found myself looking in the closet from time to time, thinking about the day that I might get the opportunity to catch one similar. This year that chance finally came. Ted asked me if I'd…
  • The art of the quick pickle

    Taya Kaufenberg
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    Whenever I make up a batch of quick pickles, I think about my grandmother, who had such a lush, amazing garden, and the food preservation skills to match. She had little in the way of finances, so she was always very frugal about using whatever was on hand so we could enjoy the tastes of her garden throughout the long, cold Minnesota winter months. I remember zucchini, squash, tomato salsas, even fruit pickling. If she grew it, she canned it.When I grew up and became a chef, I never forgot the way my grandmother would make sure to use produce wisely so that there wasn't any waste, and of…
  • Don't fear the kohlrabi — it comes in peace

    Christina Vanoverbeke
    13 Jul 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Kohlrabi. That often-massive light green orb with tentacles, excavated from under your piles of chard and kale at the bottom of the CSA box. “Weird,” “alien,” and “compost pile-bound” can be heard when describing it. But beneath its rough exterior lies a tasty ingredient for your stir frys and slaws that will leave you wishing for more.A member of the same family of vegetables as cabbage and kale, kohlrabi is high in both vitamins C and B6, as well as many other vitamins and minerals. It’s readily available during Minnesota summers at farmer’s markets, co-ops, and occasionally…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Cooking Up a Story

  • Our Growing Collection of Wine Videos

    Cooking Up A Story
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://cookingupastory.com/feed Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Frikeh, Freekeh, Fereek: Green Wheat Wonder (video)

    Cooking Up A Story
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://cookingupastory.com/feed Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • How to Make Sorrel Soup

    Cooking Up A Story
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://cookingupastory.com/feed Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Wes Jackson Speaks Out for Sustainability

    Cooking Up A Story
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://cookingupastory.com/feed Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • The Third Plate: Interview With Dan Barber

    Cooking Up A Story
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:45 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://cookingupastory.com/feed Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    simple.green.organic.happy.

  • Me Time and My TV Boyfriends

    Robin
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:13 pm
    After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world. ― Philip Pullman   Let’s get those disclosures out of the way: I’m a member of the Netflix Stream Team. This is a sponsored post. I didn’t take this photo of Benedict. This guy did and I’m using under the permissions of Creative Commons. If you follow me on Instagram or are friends with me on Facebook, you know I spend a lot of time at CrossFit Riverfront. You know I work a lot and seem to have more tech issues than the average bear. You see me with the kids— going…
  • Wordless Wednesday: Mama Robins are Tough

    Robin
    11 Jun 2014 | 12:14 pm
    I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them. ― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper   Less than a month passed, from discovery of the robin’s eggs to keeping the dogs inside while the fledglings learned to fly. Mama Robins have it tough, man. I know I wasn’t ready to see them fly the nest yet. They get so big so fast….      ** all photos taken by Jeff and texted to me to make me smile. I think. **  
  • When I Was Your Age, We Had 8 Channels: Boob Tube Nostalgia and a Netflix Giveaway

    Robin
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    how sad and bad and mad it was but then, how it was sweet ―Robert Browning   My nine-year-old is hooked on Gilligan’s Island. I thought it was funny when I was a kid, I guess. I certainly watched a lot of it, on summer days and when I was home sick from school. You didn’t have a lot of choice, back then; I had channels 3, 6, 10, 12, 17, 23, 29 and 57. That was it. During the day at least half of those were judge shows, talk shows or soap operas. We all watched the same sitcoms; we all share that cultural heritage. Back to Gilligan: the episodes drive me nuts now. I…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    livingmaxwell: a guide to organic food & drink

  • Two of My Favorite Emerging Beverage Brands – Rawpothecary and LuliTonix

    Max Goldberg
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Unless you live in the New York area and are immersed in the health and wellness world, there is a decent chance that you’ve never heard of Rawpothecary or LuliTonix. But that won’t be the case for long, as I expect both of these brands to become very recognizable, national players within a matter of time. Having closely watched Rawpothecary and LuliTonix over the past year, I not only love what they’re putting on the shelves, but the women behind each of these NYC-based companies are two of the hardest-working entrepreneurs I’ve come across. RAWPOTHECARY A few…
  • Is “Local” the Same Thing as “Organic”?

    Max Goldberg
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
    If you are slightly confused about what the difference is between “organic” and “local”, you are not alone. In a recent study of U.S. and Canadian consumers, which was just published in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, it was reported: - 17% of people believe that foods labeled as “organic” were also grown locally. - 23% of people believe that local produce is grown organically. - 40% of consumers think “organic” food is more nutritious than conventional food. Can organic food be grown locally? Yes. Can local food be grown…
  • VIDEO: President Hillary Clinton Would be a Nightmare for Organic

    Max Goldberg
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
    (Courtesy of Biography.com) Let me first state that I have neither a Democratic agenda nor a Republican agenda. I have an organic agenda. So, whomever is in the White House matters a great deal because of the support, or lack of support, that our president will give to the organic industry. Despite his campaign promise in 2007 to label GMOs, President Obama has failed to live up to this pledge and has betrayed organic advocates from the very beginning. Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director of The Center for Food Safety, has even said that “Obama is worse than Bush” when it comes…
  • Study: Organic has More Antioxidants, Much Fewer Pesticides, and Less Cadmium than Conventionally-Grown

    Max Goldberg
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    The evidence as to why people should choose organic over conventional just keeps rolling in. In a brand new study just published by researchers at Newcastle University in England, it was found that organic fruits, vegetables, and grains contained higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticides compared to the same conventionally-grown food. Some details of the study include: - The concentration of a range of antioxidants was significantly greater in organic than conventionally-grown: * Phenolic acids: 19% more * Flavanones: 69% more * Stilbenes: 28% more * Flavones: 26% more…
  • Suja Rolls Out a Fantastic Line of Bottled Teas

    Max Goldberg
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:16 pm
    If you think that Suja, which was recently named by Forbes as the #3 Most Promising Company in the U.S., is content to just sit on its hands and enjoy its current success, think again. In a bold and very savvy move, the company has made a departure from its pressed juices and smoothies to launch four HPP (high pressure processing) bottled teas including: Honeybush Peach - a blend of honeybush and tulsi teas with peach and honey. Chunmee Tropical – Chunmee green tea, pineapple, mango, lime, and coconut palm sugar. Jasmine Pomegranate - jasmine tea, lemon, pomegranate, tamarind and…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ORGANIC STORE INDIA

  • Remain Natural with the ultimate Henna Khadi for you

    myGreen Kart
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:31 pm
    In order to keep good health without any problem, it is very important to get rid of chemical products. But now a days it is found that you get products ranging from foods to beauty products containing harmful chemicals. So it is time that you try to switch to natural and organic products. This would help you a lot to get the maximum benefits without any problem related to your health and well being. But when it comes to searching for the best source for the ultimate online organic products, it might make you get worried. Well, for this you have to get hold of the perfect choice that would…
  • Enjoy Organic Life with Khadi Beauty Products

    myGreen Kart
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:03 pm
      If you are really concerned with your beauty then good efforts have to be made to get hold of the perfect Khadi beauty products that would prove to be the perfect one for you. If important steps are made in order to research then you can find it online without any sort of problem at all. With different products from Khadi like herbal tulsi hair oil, lavnder essential oil, rose and honey body wash, lemon grass hair conditioner…etc, you can try to get the ultimate organic products helping you to get the perfect advantage without having to get worried at all.  It would also be possible…
  • Increase your Hair Growth with Vegetal Hair Color Available Online at Reduced Price

    myGreen Kart
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    Vegetal Hair Color- Best Hair Color with No Damage: As we all know, that we should have to concentrate on our appearance to get the attention of other people. Hair is the one of the most essential part which needs extra care to maintain the appearance. But, we can see that people are getting white hair before the age of 25years. This is because of poor food habits, polluted environment and UV rays. So, that we need product which not only coloring our hair but can also protect against harmful rays and maintain the natural shyness. Now, we are presenting the best hair color product in the form…
  • Hurry! Buy Natural Hair Dye Products Online to Keep Your Hair Healthy and Shiny

    myGreen Kart
    4 Jul 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Natural Hair Color: Best Solution for your rough and Damage Hair In India, every third person is affected from the hair damaging problem due to pollution. Other main reason is the use of artificial products which contain hazardous chemicals. Some people use these types of products because of saving time and money. But, if you want to keep your hair healthy and shine with your beautiful colors then start using natural colors. Mygreenkart provides you the opportunity to buy “Eco-friendly products” which are free from any kind of harmful chemical. Our main motive is too aware the…
  • Brings Wide Range of Khadi Products to Protect Your Skin on this summer

    myGreen Kart
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:36 am
    Khadi Summer Products   Summer time is here and the beaches and the lovely sun might be calling you in for a nice soak in the beaming sunlight. But you need to take care of the heat rashes, sun burn and the tan. To protect your skin this summer, Khadi brings a wide range of lavish products for you to choose from. Here are some tips on how you can keep your skin fresh and glowing even as the mercury soars higher. Exfoliate your skin regularly during the summer. Dead skin cells get accumulated and make your skin look dry and dull. If you don’t exfoliate, no amount of moisturizers and…
 
Log in