Beyond the Dirty Dozen… Tips to Shop Organic Throughout the Store

Shopping organic is a journey. At first, you might start by learning about the Environmental Working Group’s  Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists, a guide on buying organic and avoiding pesticides in produce. But, what about the rest of your grocery cart or basket items? While choosing organic veggies and fruits is a terrific start, this blog post serves to give some guidance on how to bring your organic shopping knowledge to the next level – in every corner of the store. We need to go beyond the produce section in order to grow the demand and the availability of organic.shutterstock_15941416

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Help the FDA Define “Natural” on Food Labels

How should natural be defined (if at all) on food labels? This is a question that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has posed to the general public—they want to hear from you and me! Now’s our chance to provide feedback on the future of food labeling. What are you going to say?shutterstock_283678712 Continue reading

It’s time to label that GMO

Tell Aviv 9.9.11 014Never before in the history of mankind have we had so many food related illnesses. Our eating habits are causing obesity, diabetes and allergies in droves of the population. The big food companies are selling us food that is highly processed, filled with sugar, fats and increasing hidden components such as genetically modified organisms.  Recognizing the dangers of food related illnesses we have gained the right to have labels indicating calorific content, sugar, sodium and fat. What is notably lacking in the U.S. is that the GMO ingredients have eluded the label. Continue reading