Archive for the ‘organic food’ Category


The Cost of Organic Food

It’s an accepted fact that organic food costs more than food raised using conventional farming techniques. I’m not sure, however, that this additional cost is actually warranted. That doesn’t mean, though, that we won’t continue to pay more for food that is “certified organic.” We will. The reason given for the higher price of organic [...]

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The Bright Future for Organic Food

It’s been a long time coming, but this year more organic food will be produced than any year to date! It isn’t difficult to see why we are beginning to win this war. It all comes down to money – the almighty dollar. It’s simply becoming more profitable to farm and ranch using organic methods [...]

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The Benefits of Eating Organic

How would you like to be healthier tomorrow than you are today and do nothing more dramatic than change where and from whom you purchase the food you eat? The obvious answer is, “tell me how.” Changing eating habits, whether the objective is to lose weight or for other health advantages, is usually a painful [...]

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Leaf Rust Kills Organic Coffee Crops

A seemingly eternal threat to growing healthy organic coffee is a fungus that is native to the tropics where coffee is grown. Leaf rust attacks coffee crops and leaf rust kills organic coffee crops. If an organic grower is unable to treat the problem with non-chemical means he risks losing his crop and his livelihood. [...]

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Safety of Organic Vegetables

Those who advocate eating organic food claim that food that is produced using organic measures is safer than food that is produced using conventional methods. The fact that there are (supposedly) no chemical fertilizers, no toxic pesticides, and no drugs used in the production process is the basis of the claim that food produced using [...]

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Strictly Natural Coffee

What is strictly natural coffee? Is it healthy organic coffee? Who plants it? Who harvests it? Who processes strictly natural coffee to preserve its organic qualities? Can you find organic coffee antioxidants in strictly natural coffee? Where can you buy strictly natural coffee and does someone certify it? Strictly natural coffee not only grows in [...]

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Proof of Organic Food Health Benefits

We’ve all heard, maybe even accepted as fact, that organically grown foods are safer than regular commercially produced foods. We’ve heard that there are definite health benefits that we can gain simply by eating organically produced food products. But is there any proof anywhere that organically produced food really does provide health benefits and really [...]

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Pesticide Residue

Call me a skeptic, but I’m always just a little suspicious of what level is “safe” for ingesting the pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables and just who determined how much pesticide it’s okay to eat. Obviously nobody is testing each apple or each spinach leaf to make sure it complies with the “safe” levels. [...]

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Organic Wine

Recent updates by the USDA say that “a wine made from organically grown grapes and without any added sulfites” is what constitutes a “certified organic” wine. That’s a problem. You see, wine that is made without any added sulfates is very unstable; the quality is unstable, the color is unstable, and the taste is really [...]

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Drink Coffee to Avoid Gallstones

OK folks, here is one more benefit of drinking healthy coffee, and especially healthy organic coffee. It turns out that long term steady coffee consumption can reduce the risk of gallstones. What? Drink coffee to avoid gallstones? Well, you probably already like coffee or you would not be reading this so you do not need [...]

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