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  • Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture?

    Organic News -- ScienceDaily
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    An analysis of 115 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. Researchers also found that taking into account methods that optimize the productivity of organic agriculture could minimize the yield gap between organic and conventional farming.
  • EU policy day at BioFach: Commission proposal for a new organic regulation

    Organic and Wellness News
    Melanie
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    Organized by IFOAM EU in cooperation with BioFach, the “Policy Day” will take place on February 11 from 15:00 to 18:00 in the St. Petersburg room at the fairgrounds. Key policy makers and representatives ...
  • 27 Diagrams That Make Cooking So Much Easier

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    Editor
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:49 am
    Including easy ingredient substitutions, basic knife skills, meat marinating times, and more. 1. For making your own vinaigrette Which you should be doing, instead of buying the bottled stuff. It’s healthier and tastier, and it’s really not hard. Here’s everything you need to know about building a better salad.2. For making substitutions when you’re missing an ingredient.Pretty awesome. [via]3. For cooking red meat exactly how you like it.If you’re going splurge on a really great piece of meat, you’d better know how to cook it to temperature. If you need more help, here’s…
  • Scientists Use Knowledge from the Food Industry to Understand Mass Extinction

    Organic News -- ScienceDaily
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    The close of the Permian Period around 250 million years ago saw Earth's biggest extinction ever. At this time large volcanic eruptions were occurring in what is now Siberia. The volcanoes pumped out gases that led to acid rain. Falling on the supercontinent Pangaea, the acid rain killed off end-Permian forests. The demise of forests led to soil erosion and the production of organic-rich sediments in shallow marine waters.
  • 5 Ways Cell Phones Harm Your Health

    Dr. Group's Healthy Living blog
    Brandon May
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    In 1996, only about 44 million American adults had cell phones. Now there are almost 330 million active subscriptions in the U.S., or one cell phone for every person in the country. Nowadays, adults aren’t the only ones with phones. In fact, many parents give their infants their cell phones to provide a portable entertainment option. So with all those mobile devices, should we be concerned about the health risks? Definitely. While not a definitive list, let’s go through 5 ways cell phones can harm your health. Cell Phone Hazards Smartphones are the most popular types of cell phones, and…
 
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  • 27 Diagrams That Make Cooking So Much Easier

    Editor
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:49 am
    Including easy ingredient substitutions, basic knife skills, meat marinating times, and more. 1. For making your own vinaigrette Which you should be doing, instead of buying the bottled stuff. It’s healthier and tastier, and it’s really not hard. Here’s everything you need to know about building a better salad.2. For making substitutions when you’re missing an ingredient.Pretty awesome. [via]3. For cooking red meat exactly how you like it.If you’re going splurge on a really great piece of meat, you’d better know how to cook it to temperature. If you need more help, here’s…
  • 6 Health Benefits of Blueberries

    Editor
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:06 am
    Consuming fruits and vegetables provide copious health benefits. Produce consumption has been shown to lower the risk of developing various chronic conditions and is protective against certain types of cancer. Experts recommend consuming a rainbow of colored produce to provide the various vitamins and minerals that are essential to maintain optimal health. Do your body and taste buds a favor and choose to add blueberries into your diet. Blueberries are packed with nutrients which provide many health benefits.6 Main Health Benefits of Blueberries(1) Vitamin CGet 25% of your daily vitamin C…
  • 11 Vegan Cheese Recipes That Will Change Your Life

    Editor
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:38 pm
    1. Baked Almond Feta This recipe is unbelievably good, full of flavor and remarkably like feta. It crumbles like feta but is also creamy enough in the centre to spread onto crusty bread, crackers, toasted bagels - whatever you like. Also, the original recipe drizzled a thyme and rosemary infused oil over top, you can also try dill.2. Vegan Unprocessed Cheese SlicesYes, there are vegan "processed cheese" style slices out there but lets face it. They're gross. Try preparing this childhood favorite that’s perfect for sandwiches. Get the recipe here.3. Muenster CheeseThis mild uncheese…
  • 7 Ways to Eat More Healthy Fats

    Editor
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    For my New Year’s resolution this year, I am focusing on eating more fat. Yes, that’s right. More fat. Because I am vegan and my diet consists mainly of whole grains, beans, legumes, and fresh produce, I sometimes forget to eat enough fat. Our bodies need fat for virtually every bodily function from regulating hormones to building cell walls.As a vegan, I am particularly concerned about getting enough fat because it is needed to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins D and vitamin K – both of which are essential for bone health. Osteoporosis is affecting 1/3 of women and 1/5 of men over 60, so…
  • 7 Waters That Deliver Innovative Nutrition

    Editor
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Coconut water, the subtly sweet and electrolyte-filled beverage touted as nature’s energy drink, recently exploded in popularity. And it opened the floodgates: On today’s store shelves, you’ll find even more unusual specialty waters that deliver hydrating alternatives to sugary fruit juices and sodas.In addition to fewer calories, these new “waters” offer perks such as vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, electrolytes, and, notably, sustainable ingredients sourced from North America rather than Southeast Asia, where coconuts are typically harvested before they’re shipped to the…
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    Organic News -- ScienceDaily

  • Scientists Use Knowledge from the Food Industry to Understand Mass Extinction

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    The close of the Permian Period around 250 million years ago saw Earth's biggest extinction ever. At this time large volcanic eruptions were occurring in what is now Siberia. The volcanoes pumped out gases that led to acid rain. Falling on the supercontinent Pangaea, the acid rain killed off end-Permian forests. The demise of forests led to soil erosion and the production of organic-rich sediments in shallow marine waters.
  • Should arsenic in food be a concern?

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:29 am
    The topic of arsenic in the U.S. diet has sparked considerable public interest following publication of an article analyzing arsenic findings from fruit juices and rice products. Researchers now write about how levels of consumer exposure to arsenic are still below levels of toxicological concern.
  • Organic, conventional milk: Comparing apples to apples?

    20 Jan 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Consumers perceive that organic cow milk differs from conventionally produced milk and that these differences justify the premium price for organic milk. In a new review, researchers in New Zealand found that the differences between organic and conventional milk are not so straightforward.
  • Young entrepreneurs innovate in green energy with an in situ organic waste digester

    24 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Young entrepreneurs have developed a bio-digestion plant capable of generating electricity from organic waste in the market of the Nopal Collection Center in Mexico City.
  • Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture?

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    An analysis of 115 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. Researchers also found that taking into account methods that optimize the productivity of organic agriculture could minimize the yield gap between organic and conventional farming.
 
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    Dr. Group's Healthy Living blog

  • 5 Ways Cell Phones Harm Your Health

    Brandon May
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    In 1996, only about 44 million American adults had cell phones. Now there are almost 330 million active subscriptions in the U.S., or one cell phone for every person in the country. Nowadays, adults aren’t the only ones with phones. In fact, many parents give their infants their cell phones to provide a portable entertainment option. So with all those mobile devices, should we be concerned about the health risks? Definitely. While not a definitive list, let’s go through 5 ways cell phones can harm your health. Cell Phone Hazards Smartphones are the most popular types of cell phones, and…
  • Do Skin Cancer Fears Contribute to Vitamin D Deficiency?

    Brandon May
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    The sun is both loved and feared, and many people either worship its life-giving warmth or shun it altogether. As fear of skin cancer related to UV exposure became widespread, individuals around the globe began shying away from natural sunlight. Many skin cancer campaigns urged listeners to avoid sun exposure whenever possible and slather skin with extra-strength sun block in preparation for even the briefest contact with the sun. While this advice might’ve had good intentions, the results have been nothing but harmful. Vitamin D Deficiency Effects Prolonged exposure to sunlight may…
  • Love Your Liver by Cleansing It! Global Healing Center Infographic

    Brandon May
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Are you aware of the incredible functions of your liver? The liver produces bile to break down lipids, insulin, and hormones. It metabolizes proteins by converting amino acids into glucose to produce energy. It cleanses the body by removing wastes and toxins from your blood to be excreted. A Toxic Liver Needs Detoxification Modern society has major implications on our livers – from alcohol indulgence at social events, to the consumption of our favorite fried treats, to absorbing elements such as fluoride from our water – toxins assault our bodily systems on a daily basis. So what…
  • Top 5 Foods for the Pineal Gland

    Brandon May
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you’re seeking enlightenment through meditation, or perhaps you’re just looking to obtain a good night’s rest, you need a healthy pineal gland. Often referred to as the third eye, this small, pinecone-shaped endocrine organ located in the brain secretes and regulates melatonin, the hormone that regulates your circadian rhythms (your sleep-wake cycle) and certain sex hormones. Top 5 Foods for the Pineal Gland Calcification is an issue that occurs to everyone, but it’s increased in individuals that eat a poor diet. The problem is that overexposure to fluoride and phosphorus…
  • 6 Crazy Facts about the Toxins in Makeup

    Brandon May
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Just about all of us use some type of personal care product, but did you know that many of these items contain a slew of toxic compounds? Sometimes using a product simply to improve your appearance can do more harm than good. That’s why I want to go over these 6 crazy facts you might not know about your makeup. 6 Facts about the Toxins in Makeup The toxins in your makeup are hiding, waiting for their opportunity to attach themselves to your skin and ultimately make their way into your body. These toxins can interfere with hormonal health, which is a huge issue considering that hormones…
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  • Weekend reading

    rhonda jean
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    This is one of our local lizards, climbing out of the chicken coop after looking for eggs. This old boy is about 6 feet long from nose to tail. The very hot weather and humidity has eased up a bit here. The days are warm but pleasant.  I hope you're not too cold or hot. Enjoy the weekend as we cruise down to autumn. Delicious vegetarian meals What the British are buying at the supermarket
  • Buying meat in bulk

    rhonda jean
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    If you have a large freezer, a fairly easy way of saving money when buying meat for the family is to buy your meat in bulk from a family butcher.  We don't eat as much meat as we used to but we used to save a lot of money with a bulk meat buy every so often.  It doesn't seem to be a popular option now and I wonder why.  My guess is that most people are used to buying food on a small tray at the
  • Financial recovery after the holidays

    rhonda jean
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:39 am
    We didn't go over budget during the holidays but there have been many years when we did. If this has happened to you and you're now facing a lot of unwanted bills, I hope we can help. I invite all the readers here to join together to help everyone who needs to get back on their feet again.  Every day, in emails and comments, I'm reminded that this blog has the potential to help people. If you're
  • The best fast tomato relish recipe

    rhonda jean
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    Although I was busy on the weekend with this, that and the other, I wanted to make tomato relish to go with the corned beef I'd just cooked for our week's cold cuts. I thought about it for a while and decided that if I took a couple of shortcuts, I could make a decent relish in about 30 minutes, or close to it, of actual work. I checked my stockpile cupboard to see if I had the makings, and yes
  • Weekend reading

    rhonda jean
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    Thank you all for the sweet and thoughtful comments left this week. They make me feel like I'm in the middle of something enriching, warm and significant. I hope you have the chance to relax over the next few days, even if it's for an hour, with your feet up reading the paper. What ever you do, enjoy it. xx ♥︎ Just a quick note about the forum. We encountered some problems when we tried to
 
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    ChewsWise Blog - Samuel Fromartz

  • What we lost when we lost handmade bread

    Samuel Fromartz
    8 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    Pain de campagne image by Samuel Fromartz Here's an essay I wrote recently posted on Zester Daily, excerpted loosely from my book. By Samuel FromartzIn artisanal bakeries from Brooklyn to Seattle, the bread counters are piled high with lovely loaves, from the hardiest Scandinavian ryes to French country sourdoughs, from spelt and buckwheat breads to baguettes. Yet this bounty of choice was pretty unusual in the roughly 20,000 years that humanity has been eating grains. While these breads are often associated with European traditions, the long-ago impetus to make a loaf a particular way…
  • The most important step in bread making: attention

    Samuel Fromartz
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Stirato for party this afternoon -- yes recipe in book. For Asian sandwiches. Here's an article I wrote for Mindful magazine's December issue, "rising awareness," on bread making as a meditation. Although i started baking on a whim, it did offer me relief from my daily job in front of a computer and the craft took on a life of its own--something I explore in the piece. Mindful is running a contest with a give away of my book over at their web site.Here's a brief excerpt and then the full PDF file of the story. “…Something else—something more substantial—happened the more I baked.
  • A few recent #bread pics plus home smoked salmon

    Samuel Fromartz
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Here's a couple of shots from my Instagram account, including two from bakeries I like, BreadFurst in DC and Arcade Bakery in NYC.  Classic Jewish rye bread with non-classic scoring Sourdough bagels with whole wheat starter With home smoked salmon. Cold smoked coho salmon and Spanish mackerel just out of the green egg. Now making bagels! Bialys @breadfurst #DC. Nice! Arcade Bakery NYC
  • Interview: Growing ancient wheat in the South of France

    Samuel Fromartz
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ronald Feuillas in front of a young field of ancient wheat in southwest France I was  happy I got the chance to tell this story of Roland Feuillas, who grows and mills ancient varieties of wheat in the south of France. He also bakes the bread in the village of Cucugnon, not far from the border with Spain. The story, which  references windmills, a 16th century wheat, Jesus Christ and Terre Madre,  begins in this podcast at minute 1:30 and finishes around 8:15. Then the show segues into the remainder of the interview.
  • The world through a slice of bread

    Samuel Fromartz
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    Long-termentation baguette Russ Parsons, the food editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times, wrote a terrific review of  In Search of the Perfect Loaf. He seemed to really get what I was after: celebrating the craft of bread making and all that it entails and also looking at the myriad ramifications of bread, which can be sliced in so many ways. Here are a few excerpts:Fromartz is much more than an obsessive cook. He’s also a fine reporter and writer. And “Perfect Loaf” is much more than a book about baking bread.In true bread baker fashion, Fromartz takes what might seem like…
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    Organic Chemistry News -- ScienceDaily

  • Hydrogen production in extreme bacterium

    31 Jan 2015 | 4:18 am
    Scientists have discovered a bacterium that can produce hydrogen, an element that one day could lessen the world’s dependence on oil.
  • DNA nanoswitches reveal how life's molecules connect

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    'Bio-molecular interaction analysis, a cornerstone of biomedical research, is traditionally accomplished using equipment that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars,' said the senior author of a new study. 'Rather than develop a new instrument, we've created a nanoscale tool made from strands of DNA that can detect and report how molecules behave, enabling biological measurements to be made by almost anyone, using only common and inexpensive laboratory reagents.'
  • Nanomedicines of the future will build on quantum chemistry

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:41 am
    Quantum chemical calculations have been used to solve big mysteries in space. Soon the same calculations may be used to produce tomorrow’s cancer drugs, experts say.
  • Holes in valence bands of nanodiamonds discovered: Potential catalysts for splitting water

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:54 am
    Nanodiamonds are tiny crystals only a few nanometers in size. While they possess the crystalline structure of diamonds, their properties diverge considerably from those of their big brothers, because their surfaces play a dominant role in comparison to their extremely small volumes. Suspended in aqueous solutions, they could function as taxis for active substances in biomedical applications, for example, or be used as catalysts for splitting water.
  • New mechanism unlocked for evolution of green fluorescent protein

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:08 am
    A primary challenge in the biosciences is to understand the way major evolutionary changes in nature are accomplished. Sometimes the route turns out to be very simple. An example of such simplicity is provided in a new publication that shows, for the first time, that a hinge migration mechanism, driven solely by long-range dynamic motions, can be the key for evolution of a green-to-red photoconvertible phenotype in a green fluorescent protein.
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    FoodieTots.com

  • Smoked Cheddar Pepperoni Pull-Apart Bread

    foodietots
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    Okay, so I know baked cheesy pull-apart bread is hardly a new idea. I’ve seen versions of them popping up on blogs for months. But for some reason, they never really caught my attention until I saw someone share one made with smoked gouda. We used to buy smoked gouda at our old neighborhood farmers market weekly, and it’s still a favorite in my mac and cheese. Something about the word “smoked” suddenly made this crave-worthy. I happened to have some maple-smoked cheddar in the fridge, so I picked up a nice crusty loaf of bread at the market and we made this for lunch…
  • Pate with Degas: Foodie Tots Cook the Arts

    foodietots
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am
    When she’s not scouting out the city’s best falafel or macarons, the foodie tot is a ballet dancer. She’s been, at her own request, in ballet classes since age two. Her program focuses their learning units around a story time to draw the kids in and keep them engaged. One day, she came out of class and struck a pose, announcing, “I’m Marie!” It turns out they had read a story about Degas’ famed sculpture, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. She wanted to know if we could go to the National Gallery to see the sculpture. As luck would have it (or perhaps it…
  • Kids Cook: Cider-Braised Bok Choy and Sausage #52NewFoods {Giveaway}

    foodietots
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    A fellow family-food blogger, and creator of the game “Crunch a Color,” Jennifer Lee, has a new book out next week: The 52 New Foods Challenge: A Family Cooking Adventure for Each Week of the Year, with 150 Recipes. The premise of the challenge is simply to cook a new food item together each week. In addition to recipes, the book offers advice for shopping together (at the farmers market, preferably) and other strategies to help children develop a healthy relationship with food. And then it leads you through 52 foods grouped by season with kid-tested recipes. I particularly like…
  • Carrot Coconut Soup {Vegan}

    foodietots
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Fall’s first cool weather means a return to soup season — and we’re celebrating by cooking this creamy vegan carrot coconut soup together. Soup making is a great time for kids to practice their knife skills, especially with a soup like this that will be pureed, thus masking the irregularity of the veggie cuts. Now that she is a very grown-up four, the foodie tot was glad to take over the task of peeling carrots. I also took advantage of the time to work on her garlic peeling and chopping skills — again, because the garlic didn’t need to be finely chopped. (If it…
  • Dr. Praeger’s Little Bites for Foodie Tots

    foodietots
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    This post is sponsored by Dr. Praeger’s. There’s been a lot of hand-wringing in the press over a recent study that called the family meal stressful and unattainable. I’ll spare you my complete rant on the matter, but suffice to say that even yours truly takes short cuts when needed to get a healthy meal on the table on even the busiest of school nights. And I’m grateful to have a handful of real food products to fall back on from companies I can trust, like Dr. Praeger’s. I first purchased their Little Bites way back when the foodie boy was first starting on…
 
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    Simple, Good and Tasty

  • Veg Out: A primer on community supported agriculture

    Elizabeth Millard
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    Although there's plenty of winter left — remember, as the wise Prince sings, sometimes it snows in April — this is the perfect time to start thinking about tomatoes. And cabbage, and green beans, and kale...Whether you've made a New Year's resolution to eat healthier or not, maybe this is your year to consider a share in a community supported agriculture (CSA) farm. I'm pretty biased on the subject, since my partner Karla and I have a farm that runs a CSA, but since we're taking this year off, it's my last chance to sound somewhat objective so I'm going for it. Here's my advice: join a…
  • Kitchen DIY: Cooking with acid

    Tracey Paska
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:21 am
    Cooking is simply defined as the preparation of food, typically using heat. In a biochemical process called denaturing, high temperatures from various methods such as grilling, braising or steaming alter proteins in meat and seafood, making them firmer (as with egg whites) or breaking down tissue to make them more tender (as with tough cuts like shanks). But heat is not the only way of achieving this denaturation. Acids can do the same job, and there are many kinds of acidic agents easily found in the kitchen pantry, like citric acid from lemon and lime juices, acetic acid in vinegars, and…
  • Hunting for Dinner: Sandhill crane au poivre

    Jamie Carlson
    18 Jan 2015 | 4:32 pm
    I have been working with Cooks of Crocus Hill on a setting up a wild game cooking class and earlier this month, my first class took place. It was a huge step outside my comfort zone and I will admit that I was nervous as hell going into it. I think as a cook I am always afraid that I don’t know as much as I think I do and that I am going to fail. Or worse, one of my dishes is going to fail. For the class, the team at Cooks came up with the title “Classics with a Twist.” I had picked three of my favorite dishes to make and hadn’t realized that they were classic dishes that I had…
  • Extra Credit Gardening: Growing pineapples in Minnesota

    Debbie Morrison
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Ten years ago, my husband and I escaped the January cold and spent a week in Costa Rica. We stayed at a beautiful but rustic lodge on the edge of the jungle, where the kitchen staff spoiled us with scrumptious meals made from the many local foods. Every meal was served with large chunks of fresh, juicy pineapple, and I couldn’t get enough of it. Perhaps it was the surrounding rainforest, or the sounds of birds, animals, and ocean waves on the beach that accentuated my pineapple-eating experience, but whatever the reason, I fell in love with fresh Costa Rican pineapples.But all vacations…
  • New Year Resolution: Cook like my great-grandmother

    Elizabeth Millard
    1 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    I'm something of an industrial-size resolution creator. I love the huge, sweeping type of resolutions that involve dismantling my normal way of thinking or operating in the world — and I don't reserve them for New Years, although that's a traditionally fun kickoff for some of them. Even though there are approximately 5,000 blog posts out there right now about how resolutions don't work, I think the inclination to make these simple vows is tempting for a reason. Who doesn't love a fresh start, a sense of improvement, a brighter way forward instead of gloomy regrets? I do agree that some…
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    livingmaxwell: a guide to organic food & drink

  • IMPORTANT READ: What the Media and Food Industry Won’t Tell You

    Max Goldberg
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    For those of us who are food activists or are simply individuals who care about healthy food, the most important event of the year will be taking place over the next few months. And it centers around the February 10th release of the The Food Babe Way by Vani Hari. To me, this book represents something much greater than a guide on how to live a healthy lifestyle each day. This will be the biggest attack ever on the food industry and its despicable business practices. Here are the hard facts. 41% of American citizens will get cancer and 21% of Americans will die from cancer. More than…
  • Fascinating Results from Nielsen’s Global Health and Wellness Survey

    Max Goldberg
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:17 am
    From its survey of 30,000 people in 60 countries, Nielsen just released the results of its Global Health and Wellness Survey. And what they reported is more evidence that health is a trend that shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Here were some of the key findings from the survey: – Organic products have enjoyed 28% sales growth over the past two years while products claiming to be “all natural” have experienced 24% sales growth over that same period. – 33% of respondents say organics are very important, and the same percentage is also very willing to pay a premium…
  • Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2015

    Max Goldberg
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    As I do at the beginning of each year, I make predictions about the hottest segments, ingredients, and products within the organic sector. Here are my Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2015. HPP BABY FOOD In my Top 5 Organic Food Trends of 2012, one of my choices was High Pressure Processing, also known as HPP. HPP is an alternative form of pasteurization that uses pressure, instead of heat, and kills harmful bacteria without significantly impacting a product’s nutrients and vitamins. HPP has been used in the food industry for decades, largely with packaged meat and chicken, but it was…
  • MUST-READ: A New Class of GMOs that Doesn’t Need Government Approval

    Max Goldberg
    4 Jan 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Just when you thought that GMOs, as we know them today, were bad enough, get ready for something potentially worse to deal with. In a recent New York Times article, it was reported that biotech companies have discovered and exploited a loophole in government regulation that allows them to create a different breed of GMOs and market them to the public without needing approval from the USDA. They are doing this by inserting genetic material from a plant, instead of genetic material from a plant pest (GMOs are often inserted via a bacterium, which contains a genetic “on” switch…
  • My Article in Mantra Magazine is My Highlight of 2014

    Max Goldberg
    25 Dec 2014 | 9:25 pm
    I’ve been fortunate to do many amazing things and meet a ton of inspirational people in 2014. Yet, if I had to pick my highlight of the year, it is probably the article that I just wrote in Mantra: Yoga+Health magazine. When the magazine first hit the stands, I vividly remember being hunched over in the aisle at Whole Foods Market in NYC’s Union Square, absorbing every single word. What I felt after reading these few pages touched me in a way that nothing else had in a long, long time. To be honest, my reaction really took me by surprise and I never imagined that I would be so…
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    Fruitfully Living

  • Forgive Your Way to Better Health

    Luisa Rodriguez
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    At Sunday service, we have all heard our pastors tell us that we should forgive one another. They may have even taken us to the record in Matthew 18:2 where Jesus tells Peter that we should forgive someone 70 times seven times. However, did you know that unforgiveness can be detrimental to your health? On the flip side, […]
  • Breastfeeding a Toddler: Fighting Social Norms

    Luisa Rodriguez
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:28 am
    Those who know me, know that I am a big proponent of breastfeeding. They also know that I breastfed both of my kids past the one year mark. I know that sounds strange to many or and it may even sound disgusting to others. I remember overhearing a mom in one of my circles criticize the idea not knowing […]
  • A Better Way to Christmas Shop

    Luisa Rodriguez
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    Every Christmas, the average American spends about $800. The profits from those sales will mostly benefit the shareholders, executives, and owners of those companies. Although many of these companies do make donations to charities, it is usually a tiny fraction of their earnings. I am not against corporate wealth, but I am saddened by the amount of […]
  • The Bravest Thing I Have Ever Done!

    Luisa Rodriguez
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    I was recently asked, “What is the bravest thing you have ever done?” As I quickly reflected on my life, I knew right away what the answer was. I have done some pretty crazy things. Some of them, in hindsight, I probably should not have done. However, ever since I was a little girl, I […]
  • Top 5 Things We Forget to Pray For

    Luisa Rodriguez
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    We have all have a list of things that we routinely pray for. And I would even venture to say that that list includes things like financial security, safety for ourselves and our kids, and the health of our loved ones. However, as I sat and listened to an amazing sermon this past week, it made […]
 
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    ORGANIC STORE INDIA

  • Health Food Stores India- Have All In Their Kitty To Make You Fit & Healthy

    mygreenkart
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    Health Food Store India For all those who care about the health and well being of their family, making the right purchase when it comes to buying health food gets imperative. The focus needs to be on buying something that is fresh, pure and to the core organic as then only it would get possible to enjoy the benefits attached. The items purchased need to be such that they get immediately digested and more so start giving away the nutritional benefits without taking much time. When it comes to buying products from health food stores India, there are only a few names that stand up to the…
  • Get Organic Hair Colour and Stay Healthy and Safe

    mygreenkart
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Organic Hair Colour It is important for you to get rid of different products made from chemicals. The best thing to do is to look forward to get organic products but at the same time it is very important to stay healthy and safe. Well, it is possible to get the best and genuine organic hair colour from myGREENkart where you can get a wide range of different products. It also makes it possible to provide with lots of products ranging from lighting appliances to food and nutrition, home and living and so on that would prove to be the perfect one for you.  So, you can get the right product from…
  • Healthy Hair-dye with Herbal Hair Dye

    mygreenkart
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:48 am
    Herbal Hair Dye   Gone are the days when every product on the face of earth would simply reflect purity, hygiene and perfection. These days most products are likely to be full of impurities and harmful chemicals that no denial causes a lot of harm to the users eventually. But unlike other products, the Herbal Hair Dye has been a very reputed name among the users as till date their products reflect none but purity. Well, when it comes to hair dyes, there no denials pops up a lot many options but with Herbal Hair Dye it simply is nature that speaks the quality. Besides being complete…
  • Organic Hair Color And Organic Hair Dye- Will Give It Results Without Doing Any Harm

    mygreenkart
    25 Dec 2014 | 3:01 am
     Organic Hair Color Whether coloring your hair to cover grey ones or just doing it for the sake of fun, it is always advisable to go with the natural options as with this chances of doing harm to the hair or scalp are minimal. There are thousands of hair colors ad dyes selling in the market but only handful ones are organic and natural that will give you color and at the same time take care of the hair. No matter, how long, thin, short or thick your tresses are it is your duty to keep them healthy and for this you need to go in for the organic hair color and organic hair dye being sold at…
  • Get Perfect Look with Best Khadi Natural Product Collections

    mygreenkart
    25 Dec 2014 | 12:06 am
    Khadi Natural Products It is important to take special care of one’s body, skin and hair. The variety of different khadi natural products aims to provide complete nourishment to the different parts of the body. Using them in the best possible way enables to derive maximum satisfaction, pleasure on the part of the users. Henna Khadi Products give the necessary skin as well as hair care solutions to individuals using them. It is therefore essential to make appropriate choices in order to get hold of the best natural products in order to get effective results. Select the best Khadi natural…
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  • Cruelty-free products available in Canada. My top favourite very affordable brands!

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    22 Jan 2015 | 7:07 pm
    If you live in Canada, there are so many socially responsible brands locally produced that you can try. The market is conquered by cruelty-free and organic products every day. The consumers are still winning, because prices for these goods go down. Companies try to reach out a larger audience, by researching for cheaper alternative ingredients, at the same time maintaining the safety and quality level. So, as I was mentioning in my other posts, it is not a privilege anymore to be able to purchase vegan, organic and cruelty-free stuff. Anyone can afford it now. Hopefully, there won’t be…
  • Giveaway Contest – Win 2 Free Humble Brushes

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    21 Jan 2015 | 5:14 pm
    I wanted to share with you my latest eco-friendly product that I got. These are the bio-degradable, bamboo toothbrushes from Humble Brush – a brand from Sweden! And thanks to this amazing company, I am able to organize a Give Away contest for my readers! Find out later in the article how you could get your own Humble Brush for FREE! First of all I would like to comment on how amazing Sweden is. They recycle almost 99% of their waste and transform it into energy and other valuable products that can be re-used. They are among the world leaders regarding the latest recycling and…
  • Vegan protein from cereals and beans.

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    11 Jan 2015 | 12:34 pm
    You should know that not all the cereals are good for you, especially if you are on a sports diet, you want to reduce carbs and get as much protein as possible. At the same time, many people underestimate the value of cereals and beans and don’t consume them at all. I have made an analysis of some of the cereals and beans concerning their nutritional value, such as calories, fibre, protein and others that should help you making your decision. They are really worth of your attention, can replace potatoes, pasta and other less healthy stuff. First of all lets talk about OATS. A small…
  • Ideas and recipes for a vegan lunch! Top 5 vegetables and ingredients for a tasty and nutritious meal!

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    28 Dec 2014 | 11:34 am
    When carnivores find out that I’m vegan, they start asking me these stupid questions like “where do you get your protein?“. I’m feeling exhausted from them trying to convince me that my diet is unhealthy, even though they have no clue about a vegetarian/vegan way of eating, never tried it themselves and, finally, they don’t have a medical degree in order to be able to give any advice in that sense. Well, I guess, every vegan or vegetarian person gets questions like that from poorly informed people. I should probably start asking them where do they get their fiber…
  • Good fat and obesity. Where is the limit?

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    2 Dec 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Since the food became more accessible, due to cheaper ingredients and industrial progress, people started eating a lot more in developed countries. It is hard to imagine how different the fridge in the US is compared to somewhere in Afghanistan, for instance. We consume a lot of processed, precooked food, our fridges are stuffed with all kind of junk, instead of having natural raw products and cook them ourselves. And if you are interested to find out how this affects us as a nation, as a country, you should just compare the statistics related to health issues in various countries. People,…
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