Your organic fruits and veggies might have been irrigated with fracking wastewater

Green (Living) Review

Department of Agriculture’s organics standards, written 15 years ago, strictly ban petroleum-derived fertilizers commonly used in conventional agriculture. As I reported last month , oil companies last year supplied half the water that went to the 45,000 acres of farmland in Kern County’s Cawelo Water District, farmland that is owned, in part, by Sunview, a company that sells certified organic raisins and grapes. fracking organic food

How to Decide Which Fruits and Vegetables to Buy Organic

Green Home Blog

How to Decide Which Fruits and Vegetables to Buy Organic. There are lots of benefits to organic fruits and vegetables. But organic foods can be expensive or hard to find, so while you may want to always purchase organic fruits and vegetables, this isn’t always a practical option. So how do you decide which fruits and vegetables to buy organic? And the fifteen cleanest fruits and vegetables: 1.

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How Your Food Purchase Choices Impact the Environment

Green Home Blog

Add more fresh fruits, vegetables and grains to your diet. Tagged: going green , organic fruits and vegetables , organic produce , shopping bag. COMPOSTABLE BIODEGRADABLE Going Green ORGANIC SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS SUSTAINABLY SOURCED USA MADE going green organic fruits and vegetables organic produce shopping bagHow Your Food Purchase Choices Impact the Environment. Americans are a privileged lot.

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Purchase Organic Juice

Green Earth Journey

Apples can be sprayed with pesticide up to 35 times before they reach your fruit bowl, so a brief run under water is not going to make much difference. Buy organic, especially for juice where toxic residues will be concentrated. Tip from - 1001 Little Ways to Save the Planet by Esme Floyd Have you tried organic fruit yet? I remember my first organic grape, oh my it was soooo delicious.

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Want to work for a great veg box scheme in the south of England?

Low Impact

Each week we get a bag full of organic fruit and veg from Sutton Community Farm. Want to work for a great veg box scheme in the south of England? Actually it’s our veg box scheme. And it’s a bag not a a box.

Review of ‘A Small Farm Future’ by Chris Smaje

Low Impact

And nothing is healthier for human bodies or for nature than local, organic food. We’d be eating in-season, local, organic food virtually all the time, apart from some preserves. Industrial agriculture and giant monoculture farms dominate our food sector.

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Super Creative Organic Urban Gardens Around the World: Who Needs Biotech?

Green (Living) Review

It grows heaping amounts of organic produce using permaculture. They even raise chickens and ducks, grow food utilizing aquaculture, raise honey bees, and have their own organic fruit orchard. Even in one of this country’s most economically depressed cities, where unemployment rates are currently swollen to 14-17 percent, people are flourishing growing their own organic food.

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Egyptian Organic Farm Declared Sustainability World Leader

Green Prophet

SEKEM, an Egyptian organic farming community has been chosen as one of 16 ‘Sustainability Champions’ in the developing world which are tackling environmental and social problems. Established by Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish in 1977, SEKEM is a truly unique enterprise which integrates social, economic and environmental development in an organic farming community just outside, Cairo. For more on organic farming in the Middle East see: Nature Reserve In Jordan Growing Organic.

Organic food sales hit by supermarket destocking

Green (Living) Review

Organic product sales fell by 3.7% billion pounds, the third year in a row they have declined, according to the latest organic market analysis by the Soil Association, driven by major supermarkets slashing the shelf space for organic food and drink. The Soil Association – Britain's largest organic certifier said that while global sales of organic products continued to defy the economic downturn, growing by 8.8% Global organic sales were valued at €44.5

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What Does It Mean to Go Green?

Green Home Blog

When you shop at farmers’ markets and grocery stores that carry local, organic fruits, vegetables, and meat you’re helping the environment and ensuring you get nutritious, healthy meals. What Does it Mean to “Go Green”? Going green – it’s a phrase that’s becoming more and more common as people start to realize the enormity of the environmental challenges we all face.

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Save The Planet and More With These Eco-Friendly Solutions for Businesses

Eco Friendly Daily

While some opted to purchase produce and poultry from local farmers and butchers, other restaurants have started growing their own organic fruits and vegetables.

British Columbia: a ‘hunter-gatherer’ green chef honors the Okanagan

Green Traveler Guides

More than 20 wineries—several of them organic or biodynamic—edge Kelowna, with well over 100 in the Okanagan Valley region. Fruit cultivation here dates to the late 1800s, when apple orchards dotted natural terraces above the lake formed during the post-glacier period. His approach is classic “live off the land”: fresh, local, organic ingredients. Covering the Waterfront: this way to local & organic. “We Organic salad: flavors of summer.

Scientists Reviewed 343 Studies to see if Organic Food is Better for you. Here’s what they Found Out

Green (Living) Review

This settles the debate over organic foods once and for all! Are organic foods really healthier than non-organic foods? Researchers from Newcastle University in England have reviewed and conducted meta-analysis on 343 peer-reviewed scientific studies in an effort to find out if organic foods contained greater nutritional value than conventional foods. That’s the equivalent of about two extra portions of fruit and vegetables a day, with no increase in caloric intake.”

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Sourcing Green, U.S. Companies at the Top of Their Green Game

Green Home Blog

Of course, they’re somewhat more expensive than Cub and Rainbow, for example, but isn’t your family worth the extra cost of organic fruit and free range meat? Dedicated green living individuals are confronted by one difficult truth; the items they have to buy to live may or may not come from “green” sources. As a result, their carbon footprint is large in spite of their best efforts. Not so,” you argue. There are a lot of things we only think we need.”.

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Jasmines Bath and Beauty Products

Green Earth Journey

Satin Touch Natural Oils Salt Glow Scrub Babassu Butter Organic Conditioner Goats Milk Soap Lip Butter Lip Balm Lip Gloss Soothing Bare Foot Butter Unrefined Shea Butter What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products? Also, our skin is our largest organ. I buy organic fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets.I

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Green Maui: where to stay Upcountry

Green Traveler Guides

the West Maui Mountains , and the North Shore , is in the hands of eco-spirit Marty Herling , a former San Francisco organic restaurant owner. Pick organic fruits of the season, relax on the tree swings, hammocks, the Jacuzzi, or 50-foot saltwater pool. The B & B’s country kitchen is available to Kona Wing guests. Breakfasts offer the property’s organic fruit.

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Pros and Cons of Organic Farming


Even though organic farming has been around since the Neolithic period, when our ancestors turned from hunters and gatherers to farmers, there is no doubt that it is experiencing a bit of a comeback in recent years. With ever-increasing awareness about toxic chemicals used extensively in modern agriculture, more people are willing to pay higher prices for organically produced food. The global market for organic products has grown to 80 billion US dollars in 2015, with the U.S.

Organic Food, Is It Better (or Just More Expensive)?

Green Home Blog

In fact, their assessment concludes that there is no discernable health value to organic fruits and vegetables. The data source is not new but compiled from review of 17 previous studies on organic versus standard cultivation, standard defined as using pesticides, weed killers and inorganic fertilizers. Nutritional comparisons ran the gamut of the food chain, from grains, fruits and vegetables, to meat, eggs and milk. Organic and whole food advocates were irate.

Lost the Plot Part One – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

From an overgrown suburban allotment plot to the productive beds that this allotment is today - “Taking on a Plot” - the first book in the three-book series “Lost the Plot”, takes us on a journey of one family''s quest for fresh, guilt-free and organic fruit and vegetables.

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Product of the Week – The FruitGuys

The Go Green Blog

I love fresh organic fruit! They provide fresh seasonal organic fruit from local farms to thousands of American businesses. Tags: Eco-Products Healthy Eating Food That Works fruit Organic The FruitGuys Who doesn’t? But it is so hard to find at the chain supermarket stores & who has the time to run around for it. Well, since 1998 The FruitGuys have been delivering it to you!

Best Buys and Healthy Alternatives to Conventional Halloween Candy

The Green Samaritan

Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks - Considering the prices elsewhere a really good buy at Costco – 24 pouches for $9.99. Tagged as: Annies Organic , Celebrate Green , Green Halloween , Healthy Halloween Treats , Organic Candy , Yummy Earth Lollipops [link] Pixie Gas Organic treats!

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Halloween Is Fast Approaching!

Green Earth Journey

When you are thinking about giving out treats, think about ways to give locally and organically. When searching for candy in the store look for organic treats. It's time to start thinking about how you will green your Halloween! Shop at your local apple farms for apples and other locally made treats you can give away. Remember that the less packaging the better! Apples are sweet, good for your teeth, and require no packaging!

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Eco-friendly Gifts for Christmas

Eco Friendly Daily

Not only does this help you save gas, but it also makes you more organized so you don’t forget to buy a gift for someone. Organic fruits, candies, chocolate, etc. can be incorporated into the baskets along with organic wine and cheese. For example, adopt an animal, plant a tree, donate money to their favorite organization, etc. Stores become crowded and busy during the holiday season, so it’s a good idea to get a head start on your Christmas shopping.

Sow Much Good farmer a CNN hero for spreading her seeds at the urban farm

Green Prophet

In the USA, the viability of urban farming to provide healthy organic vegetables to communities where such produce is not easy accessible received a big boost recently when a 40 something former financial services person, Robin Emmons, was nominated by CNN. She decided to change her career goals to one of growing healthy, organic fruit and vegetables and make them available for people who did not have easy access to such produce and often lived on diets of fast and processed foods.

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RECIPE: Homemade Pomegranate Molasses

Green Prophet

There’s no comparison between the fresh flavor of your own pomegranate molasses and that of the commercial stuff, especially if your juice comes from local and organic fruit. The Middle-Eastern pantry staple can be made at home easily. Pomegranates come into season now, just as summer fades and before the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Fresh pomegranate seeds are one of the traditional Rosh HaShanah simanim (symbolic foods) on the holiday table.

Newcastle University Study Proves Organic Food Is Better for You

Green (Living) Review

The study, led by Newcastle University, will re-ignite debate about the benefits of organic food The Journal by Tony Henderson The largest study of its kind – led by North East experts – has found significant benefits to organic food. An international team led by Newcastle University has shown that organic crops are up to 69% higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally-grown crops. green living organic food

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NW Michigan: greening up Grand Traverse Resort

Green Traveler Guides

In 2008 the resort was certified as a “leader&# by Green Lodging Michigan , a state organization that encourages environmental stewardship in the hospitality industry. This is among the many local restaurants serving Traverse City-made organic, fair trade teas and tisanes of Light of Day Organics. | Traverse City Eco |.

Tip of the Week – Make Your Own Baby Food

The Go Green Blog

It may sound difficult, but making homemade organic baby food at home is super simple and has huge benefits for your baby, the environment and your wallet. All you need to do is buy fresh organic fruits & veggies at the local farmer’s market, cook them and blend/puree. By doing the leg work yourself you know what’s actually going into your baby’s food, giving yourself peace of mind that your baby is getting the freshest organic foods.

Meet the High Atlas botanical superhero

Green Prophet

This year, HAF has planted 320,000 organic fruit trees at 94 rural schools and community nurseries across Morocco. Two cellphones. Three numbers. Thirty to forty phone calls a day. A road trip-based work life, which, for seven years, has been separated from luxuries like regular hours, weekends and sleep. Needless to say, Dr. Abderrahim Ouarghidi , 40, is a busy man.

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Sonoma’s MacArthur Place: green luxury

Green Traveler Guides

We wander along boxwood hedges more than a century old, past mini-sculpture gardens where Bill plans to plant organic vegetable beds. He points out the trees prized by the kitchen for their organic fruit—apricot, plum, figs, persimmon, apple. Next we see the spa and its organic botanical garden whose herbs become body scrubs. Our other “slow&# recommendations: Organic wineries and olive oil producers. | Green Wine Country |.

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Eating Healthy vs. The Environment

Living In a Toxic World

Some people include organic fruits and vegetables as part of their diet to achieve that. Does getting your fresh, organic spinach shipped in from California or Mexico negate the positive aspect of it being organic? Check out the Organic Grocery List or Book Store. Tags: green consumption green living organic food food choices Most people want to eat healthy. What about the carbon footprint of that food?

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How to Start an Organic Garden

Green Living Ideas

As more attention is placed on how our store bought fruits and vegetables are grown and harvested and the tremendous amount of pesticides used in conventional farming practices, organic and pesticide free produce is becoming more popular. With just a little bit of space and some soil, you can grow your own organic fruits and veggies right from the comfort of your own home – pesticide and chemical free.

Grow your Own Organic Foods!

Green Living Ideas

Most good grocers and supermarkets stock organic produce, but if you’re looking to integrate more organic foods into your diet – perhaps as part of a New Year health kick or an effort to go green – you should consider growing your own organic fruits and vegetables. Compost Direct sells a variety of organic gardening amendments, from garden lime to high-quality compost, all from certified organic producers. you use organically grown seeds.

Sonoma’s Vineyards Inn: a perfect night in green wine country

Green Traveler Guides

At Vineyards Inn , the locally acclaimed organic tapas restaurant in Kenwood , dinner timing has just been confirmed, a key to our accommodations and instructions on how to operate the ranch gate obtained. From the large window in the sitting room, we gaze out at those ripening clusters—some of the best merlot grapes in California; certified organic and biodynamic, they’re grown for Benziger Family Winery of Glen Ellen , which produces a Rose Ranch Merlot.

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Pomegranates should be your new year resolution

Green Prophet

Pomegranates and their ruby-like seeds are one of the fruits that define the Middle East, or at least the Levante side of the Middle East. Even though suspect pomegranate seeds were traced to an outbreak of hepatitis this past summer in the United States (organic fruit at that!) , we have to let bygones by bygones. The pomegranate fruit, which is traced to Iran some 5,000 years ago, may be the fruit of temptation from the Garden of Eden mentioned in the Bible.

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Aquaponic Gardening – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

It is an amazingly fun and easy way to grow organic fruit and vegetables by simply fertilizing them with waste water from fish while at the same time also, if you so wish, you can grow fish for the table. Aquaponic systems are completely organic, hugely productive and there’s no weeding, watering, bending or digging – and they are extremely resource-efficient.

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Eating organic in Kathmandu

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Eating organic in Kathmandu 6 January 11 · 0 comments | Healthy, Organic Nepal | I won’t go into all the reasons that seeking out organic food while traveling—and even paying a premium for it—is totally worth it. Reason #2: the chemicals used in non-organic farming wreak havoc on the land, water and on the farmers themselves.

Organic vs. Local

Eco Friendly Daily

Standing in the produce aisle looking at lettuce – there sits the organic, next to it the conventional from across the country. Go local or go organic. Maybe you are among the few that can get local AND organic. First of all, a lot of the organic fruits and veggies you find in the store might actually be part of a larger problem. Some studies have shown that non-organic foods don’t carry the same health benefits as organic, even after they are washed.

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Why You Should Invest in Organic Bedding

Eco Chic

That can mean eating more organic fruits and veggies. But there are other ways to think about being organically healthy. One less obvious way to treat your body and the earth better is to start using bedding made from organic materials. First of all, the number and type of chemicals used in producing non-organic textiles like bed sheets is reason for concern. Organic bedding is also super eco-friendly, making it a win-win for both humans and our planet.

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myfoods smart greenhouses can grow nearly 900 pounds of produce a year


At CES 2020, French startup myfood presented a smart greenhouse that it says can grow up to 400 kilograms (880 pounds) of organic fruits and vegetables a year with only a few hours of work a week.

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Go Green, Book Eco!

Eco Friendly Daily

Don’t miss the buffet dinner, serving up delicious meals using only fresh organic fruit and vegetables from the on-site farm. For those of you seeking a greener lifestyle, an overseas trip is not necessarily the place to start. While the unfortunate truth, it’s a fact all the same: air travel has a killer impact on the environment. On the flip side, most environmentalists agree travel is essential for the development of cultural sensitivity and eco-awareness.

Don't Laugh: It's Fruit Time

Eco Friendly Daily

Don’t Laugh: It’s Fruit Time. For another: organic holiday food arrangements. And that stinks, because there are a lot of different types of people that fruit baskets and the like are perfect for. Generally, fruit baskets are something that I only give to people that I don’t know very well. In the end, who doesn’t like good, organic fruit? Place Your Organic Fruit In These Eco Fruit Bowls… Gift wrap gone green.

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Organic Panic: Local vs. Organic Food

Eco Friendly Daily

Almost all of the produce I eat comes from a local organic farmer who runs a door to door weekly food delivery service. So, when confronted with the constant cage match that is the local vs. organic debate, it seems clear that I have found a way to make peace between these two sworn foes buy organically grown local food and enjoy the best of both worlds. I was beginning to be embarrassed by my fruit. From October to April, the only fruit I ate were apples and pears.