Archive for October, 2012


Organic Food – Is it Worth the Cost?

There really isn’t any question about it. Organically produced produce and meat does cost more than produce and meat produced using what are considered traditional methods. Traditional methods include the use of chemical fertilizers, toxic pesticides, and drugs. Organic food is raised using no artificial chemical products, toxic products, or drugs. It is also true [...]

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Fair Trade Coffee

Is fair trade coffee the same as healthy organic coffee? How does fair trade coffee differ from organic coffee and when are they the same thing? The original motive behind fair trade coffee was to develop coffee trade relationships based on respect, transparency, and dialogue between producers and sellers. The point is to guarantee fair [...]

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Organic Fish and Seafood

Fish and seafood is an area of organic food where the water is muddy (pun intended). You can’t really say that fish that are caught in the wild are more organically raised than those that are raised on fish farms. Today more and more people are demanding that the food that they eat be raised [...]

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Green Coffee Beans

If you want coffee with the best shelf life buy green coffee beans. Green coffee beans keep their freshness for up to two years providing that they have been properly cleaned, dried, and stored. Wholesale coffee is sold as green coffee beans. When coffee is picked, the fruit, or cherry, is red. The oldest means [...]

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Organic Farming Produce Yield

There is an old and outdated idea that if the world’s food producers suddenly all decided to go organic, there wouldn’t be enough food to feed the world’s population. The idea simply doesn’t hold water. It’s true that when a farm that previously used conventional farming techniques goes organic, there is an initial decrease in [...]

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Reduced Robusta Coffee Output

A drought in Vietnam has resulted in reduced Robusta coffee output. Vietnam is the world’s leading producer of Robusta coffee. This is the coffee bean that Nestle uses in its instant coffee. So, will Nestle instant coffee cost more in the coming year? The price for Robusta coffee beans is likely to go up as [...]

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Organic Farming Environmental Impact

Only 2% of the world’s farmland is organically managed. That means that 98% is used for food production with conventional methods. With such a small percentage of organic farmland, you wouldn’t think that it could make much of an impact. You’d be right. Planet earth is not enjoying a lot of benefits yet from food [...]

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Organic Coffee and Glaucoma

Is there a relationship between organic coffee and glaucoma? A scientific study recently published in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science reports a relationship between long term caffeine intake and a type of glaucoma. To the extent that one drinks a lot of healthy organic coffee there may be a relationship between organic coffee and glaucoma. [...]

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Organic Cooking Schools

People are demanding organically produced foods. The demand gets stronger every day. With every “tainted food” headline, more and more people are seeking the safety provided by organically produced, processed, and packaged foods. We can’t see the demand lessening as long as countries like China that still permit the use of the dangerous and highly [...]

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