Archive for August 2019

Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change

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By: Cynthia Curl , Assistant Professor, Boise State University “Organic” is more than just a passing fad. Organic food sales totaled a record US$45.2 billion in 2017, making it one of the fastest-growing segments of American agriculture. While a small number of studies have shown associations between organic food consumption and decreased incidence of disease, no studies to date have…

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The Fancy Food Show, New York

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In the late 70s, when many of us in the natural food industry got a start, there were few national publications for the industry. One was the Natural Food Merchandiser, and the organization would hold a trade show in the spring of each year. Held in Anaheim California, a ragtag group of young kids, hippies…

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Why Organics?

When we started, in the late 70’s, it was mostly the idea of removing chemicals from food—and it felt right. Today it’s basically the same, but now there is much more support, proof and validity to organic methods and the evident necessity. Organic Food is proven healthy, environmentally balanced and safe. Let’s break it down……

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Why Organics, continued

… continued from our previous post “Why Organics” Organic farming prohibits the use of toxic pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones and climate-destabilizing chemical fertilizers. When we think about what that means to our families and the generations to come, we must make sound, caring choices. There are many discussions and differing opinions about the effect we…

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