Tag: Organic

GMO Apples developed in B.C. approved for sale in U.S.

17 February, 2015 No Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is OK for two varieties of genetically engineered non-browning apples to be sold in the United States. The apples will be marketed as Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden by Okanagan Specialty Fruits, based in Summerland, British Columbia. These apples are modified versions of Granny Smith and Golden Delicious, […]

10 Companies Control Almost Everything We Eat

18 January, 2015 No Comments

Did you know that ten of the world’s most powerful food and beverage companies control nearly everything we buy at the grocery store? Their names are not all widely known by the consumers, but their brands are present in almost each and every home. With a combined annual revenue of about US$430 billions, these giants […]

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Eating organic food reduces your exposure to pesticides by 90%

18 September, 2014 No Comments

In 2006, the University of Washington conducted a study on 23 children who were made to follow an organic diet. After a few days, all traces of pesticides had disappeared from their urine. These traces quickly resurfaced at their original levels when they switched back to a traditional diet…

Eating local (and organic, if possible) to enjoy fruits and vegetables at their best

Several factors influence the vitamin and mineral content in fruits and vegetables: place of cultivation, climatic conditions, time of harvest, etc. These products begin to lose nutrients once they are picked and this loss continues depending on the length and conditions of transport and storage. What’s more, some fruits and vegetables are often picked before […]

Robots to replace the bees?

In case you haven’t seen it yet, I suggest you check out the latest hard-hitting campaign video of Greenpeace, the environmental organization. To get us to react against the decline of bees, they’ve imagined what agriculture might look like if pollinators were to disappear. Surprisingly, this bit of misleading advertising is not so far removed […]

How to Wash Fruits and Vegetables to Get Rid of Pesticides

Before sinking your teeth into fruits and vegetables, be sure to clean them thoroughly to completely remove all dust and dirt, and also to get rid of, at least partly, pesticides present on the surface. If you cannot follow the buying tips of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to completely avoid fruits and vegetables with the […]

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Are you a flexitarian?

Have you come across the word “flexitarian”? Maybe you are a flexitarian and don’t even know it! As the term suggests, flexitarians practice “flexible” vegetarianism, because although they eat fruits and vegetables, legumes, cereals, eggs and dairy products, they may also occasionally consume meat or fish.

Why should we build our own urban garden?

22 April, 2014 No Comments

This question has several answers: 1. To enjoy fresh produce that’s tasty, pesticide-free and cost effective. 2. To do some physical activity in an enjoyable manner, which has beneficial effects on our health and on our wellbeing

5 Steps for a Successful Urban Garden

22 April, 2014 1 Comment

Be it a reaction to junk food or to soaring vegetable prices, weekend time pass or a simple way to stay fit, maintaining a kitchen garden has become an increasingly popular practice. Whether we have a balcony, a roof or a small courtyard, we can all aspire to our tiny patch of greenery and enjoy […]

5 Basics of Clean Eating

Detoxify your diet! Over the past few years, it has become glaringly obvious that our grocery stores are crammed with processed food. However an increasingly popular movement is, in some way, an antidote to this problem: clean eating, i.e., a simple and natural diet. Its principles will result in improving the quality of what you […]

What if natural foods came with a list of ingredients?

Processed foods are known for their extra-long lists of chemical-laden ingredients. But even the simplest of foods may come with a surprisingly long list, accordingly to James Kennedy, an Australian chemistry teacher, who has put together the following infographics.

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Organic Week, September 21-28, 2013

20 September, 2013 No Comments

Coordinated by Canadian Organic Growers, the Canadian Health Food Association and the Canada Organic Trade Association, the 4th annual Organic Week is celebrated through a variety of public events, farm tours and workshops dedicated to informing consumers of the health and ecological benefits of choosing organic products.