Tag Archives: Organic Food

Food Safety Meets Organic Farming: Destroying the Conceptual Foundations by Hyper-Technologizing

Farmworkers harvest organically grown lettuce at Lakeside Organic Gardens Farm in Watsonville. Photo: Paul Chinn/The Chronicle.Crops, ponds destroyed in quest for food safetyBy Carolyn Lochhead / July 13, 2009 Washington — Dick Peixoto planted hedges of fennel and flowering cilantro … finish reading Food Safety Meets Organic Farming: Destroying the Conceptual Foundations by Hyper-Technologizing

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Organic Alternative and the Whole Foods Fraud

The organic monopoly and the myth of ‘natural’ foods: How industry giants are undermining the organic movement On non-meat products, the term natural is typically pure propaganda. Companies (like Whole Foods Market or UNFI) are simply telling us what we … finish reading Organic Alternative and the Whole Foods Fraud

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Stevia : Sweet News in Fight Against Diabetes

Natural sweetener Stevia, now approved by the FDA, doesn’t raise blood sugar levels, which is good news in the fight against diabetes, a killer disease affecting millions worldwide. By Kate Braun and Mariann Wizard / The Rag Blog / June … finish reading Stevia : Sweet News in Fight Against Diabetes

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Foodie Sunday: Open Season on Alice Waters

Alice Waters. Photograph by Jamie Rose/The New York Times/Redux.The War on Alice WatersBy Laura Shapiro / May 6, 2009 She made sustainable agriculture a rallying cry, but now the activist chef is under attack from food lovers. “It…radically overstates Alice … finish reading Foodie Sunday: Open Season on Alice Waters

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Austin’s Whole Foods : Union Busting in Hippie Clothing?

Whole Foods Market’s flagship store and corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas.Something Stinks at Whole Foods …something sinister lurks beneath the surface of Whole Foods’ progressive image. Somehow, [founder and CEO John] Mackey has managed to achieve multimillionaire status while his … finish reading Austin’s Whole Foods : Union Busting in Hippie Clothing?

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Foodie Friday: World’s Best Tortilla Soup

Healing BrothsBy Janet Gilles / The Rag Blog / March 6, 2009 My old buddy David Hamilton, knowing of my recent foray into healing broths, gave me a large grocery sack of collard greens from his garden. Why it took … finish reading Foodie Friday: World’s Best Tortilla Soup

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Herdshares, Melamine and the Crazed Priorites of the ‘Regulators’

I wonder what sort of regulatory model we have arrived at that finds it commendable to break up small groups of people wanting to raise and consume a natural product with no harmful properties and yet ignores a massive, fraudulent, … finish reading Herdshares, Melamine and the Crazed Priorites of the ‘Regulators’

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Fatty Foods : All the Skinny

‘Obesity, though some would prefer to call it eating disorders, is a big growth area, not just for the unwitting sufferers, but also for some food companies which contribute so greatly to the problem.’By Asinus Asinum Fricat / November 18, … finish reading Fatty Foods : All the Skinny

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NUTRITION : The Pros and Cons of "Organic" Food Revisited

Yesterday The Rag Blog posted an article by Roger Baker in which he contended that the types of food you eat can be more important than eating food labeled “organic.” [NUTRITION: Are Organic Foods Just a Marketing Trend? by Roger … finish reading NUTRITION : The Pros and Cons of "Organic" Food Revisited

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NUTRITION : Are ‘Organic’ Foods Just a Marketing Ploy?

Organic apple. Better, or just more expensive?Study shows what you eat is more important than whether the food meets the criteria to be called ‘organic’By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / September 29, 2008 Are “organic” foods really safer … finish reading NUTRITION : Are ‘Organic’ Foods Just a Marketing Ploy?

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