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How This Couple Earns Six Figures Per Year Organic Farming On 1.5 Acres Of Land

Can small-scale farming in the modern age really generate enough income for the average family to make an honest living? For Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife, Maude-Hélène Desroches, it does. The Canadian couple grows beets, broccoli, salad greens, carrots, and various other types of produce on their modest 1.5 acres of land, from which they generate […]

If You Already Switched To Organic Food, We Have Good News For You

If You Already Switched To Organic Food, We Have Good News For You

By Carey Wedler According to a recent review of existing scientific data, foods with high levels of pesticides may compromise brain health and lower IQs. The report, commissioned by the E.U. parliament to determine the safety of pesticides in food and the potential of organic alternatives, does not appear to be publicly available but has been […]

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Whole Food’s promise to label everything with GMOs by 2018 is quickly approaching

As 2017 trudges on and 2018 grows ever-closer, inquiring minds want to know: will Whole Foods meet their promise of total and complete GMO labeling by next year? With tumbling sales and the closing of multiple stores, going back on their word is not something the food retailer can afford to do right now. Four […]

Organic-Farming

Pesticides Are NOT Needed To Feed The World, Says New UN Report

By Alex Pietrowski The argument for the extreme overuse of agrichemicals in global industrial farming is that supposedly without the advances made by Monsanto and other chemical giants, the world would starve. We need products like glyphosate, terminator seeds and genetically modified foods to feed so many people, they say, but this is really nothing […]

fast food

Chicago gets its first organic fast-food chain

Fast food has an undeniable appeal, despite its unhealthy reputation – it’s convenient, cheap and satisfying, making it attractive on several levels. On the other hand, fast food products are notoriously packed with unhealthy ingredients: highly-processed mystery meats, GMO products, pesticide-laden produce and more. But is it possible to offer a classic fast food menu […]

Milk

Do you know whats in your milk?

“Drink your milk” was a phrase often heard growing up. Milk was touted as the best source for calcium and vitamin D. It was considered a very healthy drink and offered in many households at every meal. With the commercialization of dairy farming, we have strayed pretty far from wholesome and natural when it comes […]

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Don’t eat food from China labeled “organic” … it’s frequently found to be contaminated

Can you trust Chinese food certified as organic? You cannot. The US Department of Agriculture allows inclusion of the organic label on foods that meet a certain standard of production and handling. And China has come up woefully lacking in these standards. Specific requirements may vary, but the USDA approved methods call for avoidance of […]

Dove’s ‘natural’ beauty products contaminated with cancer causing chemicals, fake dyes and toxic fragrances

Dove’s ‘natural’ beauty products contaminated with cancer causing chemicals, fake dyes and toxic fragrances

Every day we are bombarded by unattainable standards of beauty. Magazines, TV, adverts, and social media all picture perfect models which undervalue the real beauty in ourselves. These beauty advertisements shape our expectation in terms of how we see ourselves. The desperate need for the perfect body makes us buy the same products these models […]

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Thousands Of “Organic” Beauty Products Found Containing Banned Chemicals

By Brianna Acuesta Beauty products that claim to be “organic” or “natural” are far from it. When it comes to the term “organic,” there’s actually not as much regulation surrounding use of the word as consumers would like. The U.S. Department of Agriculture regulates organic claims in farm products, but it’s the controversial Federal Drug Administration […]

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What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome & How Can It be Treated Naturally?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a “functional” disorder and long-term condition of the digestive system. Irritable bowel syndrome commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. The exact cause of IBS is still not certain. IBS may stem from a problem with the nerves that control the bowels. These nerves tell the bowels how […]