Organic farming optimizes nature by using sustainable and renewable resources and methods. In contrast to conventional techniques, organic farming refrains from using chemical pesticides, sewage sludge, synthetic fertilizers, bioengineering, or ionizing radiation. Instead, organic farmers use environmentally sound processes like crop rotation, biodiversity, and biological control to manage pests, maximize biological activity, and protect the health and integrity of the soil. If you can’t buy organic, remember that the benefits of eating your fruits and veggies far outweigh the risks associated with pesticide exposure.
Here are my top ten favorite tips for healthy eating all year long, with lots of amazing links to more helpful information from Reboot Your Life. This is by no means a complete list of guidelines but a few key things to get you started or keep you moving forward on the path toward healthy eating as a lifestyle.
Genetically modified foods (GM) is one of the most hot button, controversial subjects in the world of food and nutrition today. Like religion or politics, it’s a touchy subject and many people have strong opinions about the detriment or merit of this practice. Let’s take a brief glance at the key points and what you […]
There’s been a lot of press lately about the environmental impact of purchasing locally grown foods. Logically, buying locally grown fruits and vegetables would seem more environmentally conscious than purchasing a basket of strawberries from halfway across the world. According to journalist Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Radio, and a handful of economists including Tyler Cowan, […]
Organic foods are increasingly popular, prevalent and in demand. Organic farming is one of the fastest growing segments in US agriculture accounting for 3.5% of total retail food sales in 2010, up from 1.8% in 2003. Australians are also choosing organic foods more often especially younger women living in urban areas. Concerns over environmental exposures, […]
In most cultures and spiritual traditions, spring is a time of rebirth, renewal and purification; it’s no surprise that farmers markets across the country are suddenly bursting with artichokes, asparagus, arugula, watercress and spring onions. All these vegetables cleanse and prepare our bodies for warmer temperatures. If you are curious about seasonal eating, visit your […]
Guest Post from Clean Plates Spring has sprung, and so has our urge to put aside the hot chocolate and fill our cups with something more appropriate for the warmer seasons. It’s a great time to do some spring-cleaning for your body and there’s no better way than with fresh juices and smoothies. Tasty juice […]