Organic Foods Being Bought Out by Big Foods. What Can We Do?

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If you haven’t heard yet, Applegate is reportedly being bought out by Hormel, an Anti-GMO labeling company. This is not the first time a small organic company is being swallowed up big good giants. Annie’s, Lara Bars, Burt’s Bees, and now one of my favorites Applegate. But what can you do to avoid supporting these […]

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Why You May Not Want a Side of Glyphosate On Your Plate and How to Avoid it

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By now you’ve heard about Monsanto and its deceiving practices of using genetically engineered seeds that can withstand their pesticides. Sounds like a nice way to monopolize the agricultural industry, doesn’t it? Invent lethal pesticides and then, invent seeds that can resist those pesticides for profit, in the name of feeding the overpopulated planet. Well, […]

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Healthy Eating – There’s an App for That

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  A little while back I shared with you EWG’s Skin Deep App that allows you to scan product barcodes in the store and get safety rating information on the spot.  Well EWG has another awesome app available for both iPhone and Android phones – it s called Food Scores. With the Food Scores app you […]

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How To Eat Organic On A Budget – Food Babe

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Every year, I try to make small changes in my eating and shopping habits.  Buying organic isn’t always the cheapest route, especially when you have a strict budget you are trying to adhere to.   Vani of Food Babe wrote this awesome post on How to Each Organic on a Budget. Not only does she […]

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Mustard Seeds and Tumeric

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It saddens me to notice a spice rack collecting dust in a kitchen. For thousands of years, in cultures across the world, spices are not only a yummy addition to everyday meals, but also aid in our digestive capabilities and can help cure and regulate the body in a variety of ways.   Mustard seeds […]

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DIY Wildfoods: Manzanita Sugar

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If you are a foodie who doesn’t get much in the way of sugary sweet treats then manzanita sugar might be the perfect addition to that little something you crave. Autumn is a beautiful time of year in the foothills of Northern California. The leaves of the plentiful trees shift into amazing hues of yellow, […]

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DIY sundried cherry tomatoes

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I actually didn’t grow a garden this year. It is the largest drought recorded in Californian history. Since there are a large selection of small, organic farms to shop from in the area, I decided to leave the expert food suppliers the extra water for down home agriculture.  Then I fell in love. And this […]

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How to teach compost to children ?

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Back to school…garden! This fall with my school garden project, our focus will be compost. We are going to start with one classroom (pre-K) in Fall. WHAT IS COMPOST? Compost is basically how nature create humus on the forest floors: leaves fall from the trees and get mixed together with soil,dead plants and    animals and […]

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My School Garden Story

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 March 26 2014

      CREATION OF OUR SCHOOL GARDEN This school has been a fantastic year for our school: we created a school garden. Located in Bedford Stuyvesant where healthy food is not easily accessible to the families of the school,we have created a powerful learning tool. Our school is PS/IS 262 EL Hajj Malik Shabazz […]

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