Do You Really Need to Eat Organic – A Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes of the Organic Labeling Process

Last post we technically concluded a mini-series of three posts about Organic food – what it is, what it’s not, and how to use the Organic certification as a tool rather than being a victim of the (often ugly) marketing and myths surrounding it. Today, I want to wrap up our look at the topic … Continue reading Do You Really Need to Eat Organic – A Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes of the Organic Labeling Process

Do You Really Need to Eat Organic – Part III: Shopping Organic the Smart Way

Last post we talked about what the iconic Organic label does and doesn’t mean. We learned that it’s not nearly as clear-cut as most of us were led to believe, but that there are sometimes benefits to consuming Organic foods. So today, let’s take a look at a few simple strategies you can use to … Continue reading Do You Really Need to Eat Organic – Part III: Shopping Organic the Smart Way

Do You Really Need to Eat Organic – Part II : What the Organic Logo Tells You (and What It Doesn’t)

What do you think of when you see that little green Organic logo on a food or product? If you’re like much of the American population, a combination of marketing, exposure, and other factors have probably given you vague ideas that the “Organic” stamp implies products: Aren’t genetically engineered. Are free of antibiotics, irradiation, dangerous … Continue reading Do You Really Need to Eat Organic – Part II : What the Organic Logo Tells You (and What It Doesn’t)

Do You Really Need to Eat Organic – Part I : What Does Organic Even Mean?

Recently, I hopped on Amazon to leave a review for a “healthy eating” book I’d just read. Or, more accurately, just thrown across the room because it frustrated me to no end. Okay, I didn’t literally throw it across the room – I generally have better manners than that. But I did evict it, unfinished, … Continue reading Do You Really Need to Eat Organic – Part I : What Does Organic Even Mean?