Organic Movement Is Unstoppable! — Organic Food Demand Growing Faster Than Domestic Supply

… now the biggest seller of organics. The latter is exampled through Urban Homestead in which the Dervaes Family found a way to grow over 6,000 pounds of organic food on a tenth of an acre. The sudden boom in popularity for organic food would mean the supply should go up. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The organic community reports organic food demand is so high, it has now surpassed our current domestic supply. According to Minds, the sale of organic foods have grown dramatically over the …

Weighing The Costs of Not Eating Organic

… organically grown produce, and animal products. These are the types of foods we need to focus on in order to decrease toxins in the body. We are what we eat. If we don’t eat clean and fresh now, how will we feel later? Food Quality – organic foods have a decrease nitrate content (as fertilizers are not nitrogen based) and increased mineral content. This includes calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorous. An added bonus in eating organic is that the produce hasn’t travelled for weeks. “If …

Organic farming can actually be more profitable than using fertilizers and pesticides – Quartz

… farmers can make more money than their conventional counterparts, even with their lower yields, because consumers are willing to pay more for organic foods. (Consumers pay extra, apparently, even when they don’t know what “organic” means.) The researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 44 studies representing 55 crops grown in 14 countries on five continents over 40 years, and found that organic farming was actually 22-35% more profitable than conventional agriculture. organic foods, the …

The best anti-inflammatory foods and recipes | Fox News

… rest, too much stress, eating processed foods, eating foods with chemical pesticides and herbicides on them (non-organic foods) and anything else that may cause stress on your body. To fight inflammation, it’s important to keep in mind the following foods and try to incorporate them into your lifestyle as much as possible. It’s also important to remove refined sugar, alcohol, caffeine and processed foods. Some simple ways to add anti-inflammatory foods to your lifestyle are: spicing up your …

Abbott facing lawsuit over “non-organic” Similac | Food Industry News | just-food

… alleges 26 of the 49 ingredients used are not allowed in organic foods including irradiated substances and synthetic compounds. “Abbott deceptively and misleadingly claimed that the infant formula is ‘organic’ and charged a premium price for the ‘organic’ infant formula. Abbott was also motivated to mislead consumers to take away market share from competing products, thereby increasing its own sales and profits,” the lawsuit stated. “By deceiving …

How the food you eat affects how you feel

… increased demand for locally grown and organic foods. Elimination diets — such as gluten-free, low- or no-carbohydrate, raw food and juice cleanses — have emerged as ways to lose weight and restore a healthy balance. There are countless diets and nutrition plans out there, and it may be overwhelming to decide what’s best. If you’re feeling tired or swollen or experiencing aches and pains not associated with an injury, try changing the way you eat and see whether your symptoms …

In debate over organic or conventional, is there third way to feed growing, warming world? | Genetic Literacy Project

… huge variation depending on the region and crop variety. The researchers found that while organic fruit trees, beans and alfalfa delivered just 5% lower yields, major cereal crops and vegetables yielded about 25% less than their conventionally grown counterparts. Reducing non-renewable inputs But while much of the debate has focused on whether organic can match the yields of conventional agriculture, advocates suggest organic foods offer more long-term viability even if yields are lower. But …

Maine Organic Farmers Group Joins Lawsuit Against USDA | Maine Public Broadcasting

By Jay Field | April 8, 2015 UNITY, Maine – The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association has joined groups across the country in a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the suit, the groups charge that the department changed a key rule, without public comment, governing how synthetic and prohibited natural substances can be used in the production of organic food. This story begins with the organic foods Production Act. Congress passed the measure in 1990. It …

Choose smart & organic – Focus Health – Susie Ponici

… pollution while enforcing waste water management, crop rotation, animal welfare, and sustainability. Fortunately, organic foods are becoming an important staple among the health-conscious public. Many grocery stores are expanding their organic produce while health food stores have sprung up across the country. Families are learning the value of eating locally by joining community gardens and supporting local farmers. In doing so, you too can support local producers who use sustainable and …

10 Nutritious Foods That Won’t Break Your Budget

By Chloe Della Costa | March 28, 2015 Consumers know that there is a price to pay for eating healthy. Prices on organic foods and healthier options in general tend to be higher than prices on processed foods with low nutritional value. Certain health foods, however, aren’t going to break the bank. In addition to money-saving strategies like buying in bulk, avoiding restaurants, and growing your own garden, there are ways to cut costs simply with the foods you choose to purchase. If you …