What is organic food? Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. It is produced without using most conventional pesticides, petroleum-based fertilizers, or sewage sludge-based fertilizers, bioengineering, or ionizing radiation. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy … Continue reading What Does “Organic” Mean?
High costs for basics, from gasoline to clothing, make eating well on today’s stretched incomes a challenge. But with attention to how you shop, and by preparing more meals from scratch at home, it’s still possible to enjoy a healthy diet and maintain a healthy bank balance. You may find you’re eating better than ever! … Continue reading Smart Strategies to Eat Well and Spend Less
When considering your produce, remember that nine out of ten Americans do not eat the recommended 2 portions of fruit and 2 1/2 portions of vegetables each day. So your first step might be to simply incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet. However, with all the headlines about pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and other … Continue reading Your 12 Best Organic Bets
Many of us have been trawling grocery stores in the search for healthful foods to kick-start the New Year's resolution of losing weight. But according to new research, you should avoid looking at the prices - it might skew your perception of what foods are good for you. Researchers find that food prices influence our … Continue reading Healthful Food Perceptions Influenced by Price