Most of us know that there are pesticides in our produce. We may not want to think about it, but the face remains that growers, particularly the larger farming concerns, are quite liberally dousing what we eat with toxic chemicals.
There’s a steadily growing plethora of food certifications out there and it’s getting pretty confusing for consumers to make sense of them. And the label “natural” has become downright suspicious and meaningless.
Among the confusion, there are labels we can trust out there, including Non-GMO Verified and perhaps Certified Humane. Now it seems there’s another one that smaller farmers are embracing and that’s trustworthy.
Certified Naturally Grown (CNG), a grassroots non-profit created by a handful of farmers from New York’s Hudson Valley who were committed to organic practices, has ts own set of standards and certification process. Continue reading
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When it comes to eating healthy, there are a lot of factors to consider. Fried foods don’t really fit the bill, even though we’d like to think they do.
But chalk another one up for DuPont and their efforts to get Americans to accept GMO products as part of their regular food choices.
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With all the media reporting – some gleefully – that Oregon’s mandatory labeling for GMO’s measure went down in flames, it seems that the news may be premature. It brings to mind the famous picture of President Truman holding up the newspaper with the headline proclaiming Dewey won the presidential race when in fact Truman ended up the winner.
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Last Friday, the Department of Agriculture announced it had approved a potato genetically engineered to reduce the amounts of a potentially harmful ingredient in French fries and potato chip for commercial planting.
With the apparent defeat in Tuesday’s election of mandatory GMO labeling, it’s fitting that despite the millions of dollars spent by the Grocery Manufacturing Association and the giant food manufacturers to help defeat it, a new $25 million study is about to be launched into the safety of GMO foods and pesticide use.
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