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Farm to Bar: Organics Come to Happy Hour - Organic Connections

Farm to Bar: Organics Come to Happy Hour - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Farm to bar menus read more like a farmers-market shopping list, with drink increasingly being spiked with fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs.
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Study Links BPA to Potential Adverse Effects on Heart and Kidneys - Organic Connections

Study Links BPA to Potential Adverse Effects on Heart and Kidneys - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Exposure to BPA, used widely in plastic bottles and still found in aluminum cans, appears to be associated with a biomarker for higher risk of heart and kidney disease in children and adolescent
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The Missing Element in the Obesity Conversation - Organic Connections

The Missing Element in the Obesity Conversation - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
When health is only discussed through a lens of obesity, it is easy for the food industry to consider itself part of the solution, instead of a predatory seller of produces that promote ill health.
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Photographer Documents Dead Soil in a GMO Corn Field - Organic Connections

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Craig Childs found no signs of life stirring among the corn stalks in a GMO corn field on a 600 acre farm in Iowa, after spending an entire weekend crawling on the ground.
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Todmorden: Incredible Edible Town - Organic Connections

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Pam Warhurst had a “completely mad” idea about how ordinary people could live their lives differently. She pitched her idea and the town bought it. The inspiring result is England’s Incredible Edible Todmorden.

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Why 2012 was the Best Year Yet for the Non-GMO Movement - Organic Connections

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2012 was the best year yet for the Non-GMO movement, in spite of the Proposition 37 loss.

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The True Value of Organics - Organic Connections

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In spite of two recent studies concluded that organic food is no more nutritious than non-organic food, the true value of organics involves health on multiple levels.
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Food Mythbusters: Do We Really Need Industrial Agriculture? - Organic Connections

Food Mythbusters: Do We Really Need Industrial Agriculture? - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Anna Lappé and her Food Mythbusters have released their first video to challenge the pervasive propaganda from the biggest players in the food industry.
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Dr. Andrew Weil’s High—Heathful—Cuisine - Organic Connections

Dr. Andrew Weil’s High—Heathful—Cuisine - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Dr. Andrew Weil has for years been forging many paths to healthy lifestyles for everyone. His latest effort is True Food Kitchen.
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Food Allergies? Test Your Meal with a Smart Phone - Organic Connections

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Got food allergies? Thanks to UCLA researchers, you can test your meal on the spot using a smart phone.
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Agroforestry: Healing Food Systems and Fighting Climate Change - Organic Connections

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Agroforestry, a broad term to describe ways in which forests and forest management are combined with agriculture, is key in understanding Mark Shepard’s New Forest Farm.
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Move Over, Cocoa and Make Room for Holiday Tea - Natural Vitality Living

Move Over, Cocoa and Make Room for Holiday Tea - Natural Vitality Living | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
We all love a cup of cocoa, but these holiday teas give you healthy options for festive sipping everyday.
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Cheerios Maker Feels Consumer Heat for their Use of GMOs - Organic Connections

Cheerios Maker Feels Consumer Heat for their Use of GMOs - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Thousands of concerned consumers have flooded Cheerios' Facebook page distressed about genetically engineered (GMO) ingredients in Cheerios.
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New Poll Shows Strong Public Support for Future GMO Labeling - Organic Connections

New Poll Shows Strong Public Support for Future GMO Labeling - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Young voters, communities of color, women pushed landmark Proposition 37 to near win. Now more than one-fifth of ‘no’ voters favor GMO labeling
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How Processed Food is Marketed to Kids - Organic Connections

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Processed food companies spent 19.5 percent less on television ads but 50 percent more online between 2006 and 2009. Most of that effort is targeting kids.

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Back to the Roots: Mushrooming into Sustainable Success - Organic Connections

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Two UC Berkeley undergraduates headed for big corporate careers decided to launch a business that taught average consumers about sustainable growing: Back to the Roots.

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Organic Farming Heroes: The Nelson Family - Organic Connections

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Illness and financial difficulties forced the Nelson family to switch to organic farming and sell their milk though the Organic Valley cooperative.
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Pastures of Plenty: Organic Farming—in Living Color - Organic Connections

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Visitors and clients of Pastures of Plenty farm are the lucky recipient of more than just fantastic, healthy food: they are also thrilled by the many vibrant colors of their farm-grown organic flowers.
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Transforming a Former Prison into a Farming Paradise - Organic Connections

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A shuttered prison work camp that was also once a home for delinquent boys and a 1950s Air Force radar base, is being reborn as a food hub and farming paradise.
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Food Safety Groups Challenge FDA on Use of Animal Growth Drug - Organic Connections

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A petition from Center for Food Safety calls for a review of ractopamine use in nation’s meat industry; cites animal welfare, food safety concerns and widespread international ban.
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Cheese and Veggies: Filling Up Kids on Fewer Calories - Organic Connections

Cheese and Veggies: Filling Up Kids on Fewer Calories - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
A Cornell study has found that children who ate cheese and veggies snack plates needed significantly fewer calories than the children who ate the plate of potato chips to achieve satiety.
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Food Safety: The Kansas City Star Probes the Beef Industry - Organic Connections

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The Kansas City Star series on the beef industry highlights food safety issues such as antibiotic use, the industry’s funding of pro-beef research and the safety risks of mechanically tenderized steak.
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GMO Labeling Proposition 37: The Recount - Organic Connections

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An election integrity activist based in Tiburon, Calif. has filed a formal request with the Secretary of State's office for a recount in the contest over GMO Labeling Prop 37.
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Food Safety Action: Synthetic Nutrients in Organic Foods? - Organic Connections

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public comment on a rule that would continue its policy of allowing the indiscriminate and illegal addition of synthetic nutrients to organic foods.
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Alison Gannett: From Daredevil Skier to Sustainable Champion - Organic Connections

Alison Gannett: From Daredevil Skier to Sustainable Champion - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

You may have heard of Alison Gannett as a world-champion extreme skier. But, she was and continues to be a tireless practitioner and advocate of sustainability.

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