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Growing up, springtime often meant it was gardening season.  We never grew vegetables or fruit, but we definitely had our fair share of plantings, bushes, flowers and trees.  Given my parents’ passion for creating a beautifully landscaped property, I’m surprised…...

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Organic gardening is a chemical-free and earth-friendly method of gardening. Organic gardening and conventional gardening differ on how they control pests and nourish the soil. Conventional gardening uses chemical pesticides and chemical fertilizers while organic gardens use organic means of…...

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USDA certified organic foods are grown in only .08 percent of the world’s total farmland. While this percentage is incredibly small, for regions in the United States, organic farming is on the rise. The more educated society become about the…...

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It always amazes me just how much money I can spend on organic salad at the store. Add in a lunch salad everyday and a green smoothie in the morning and you can watch your food budget soar. Lettuce, arugula,…...

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If you remember the 1980s Wendy’s commercial where three little elderly women ask “Where’s the beef?” when referring to their lackluster hamburgers, then you may come to realize that the real question should be “Where does your beef come from?”…...

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Most of us have heard the dire news about high fructose corn syrup (HCFS) and trans fats. We have altered our shopping habits accordingly, reading labels to avoid these harmful ingredients. How about genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? Are you as…...

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“Organic” is one of the most popular buzz words in the area of health and nutrition in the past decade. Sales of organic food surpassed $10 billion in 2004, and are expected to reach $32 billion by 2009. The expected…...

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As consumers become more aware of global environmental issues, questions are being raised closer to home about what type of skincare products we use on our bodies. For centuries, cosmetic and personal care products have been used to help us…...

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The produce aisle of your local grocery store is the first stop on the road to a healthy diet full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. But many people wonder if they should spend the extra money to buy organic…...

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