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National Geographic Live! – The Community of Food – Video

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National Geographic Live! - The Community of Food
Washington, D.C., restaurant veterans swap fascinating tales from inside the restaurant industry and explore the rise of celebrity chefs, the push for local and organic food, and the role food...

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December 31st, 2014 at 4:54 am

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Vegetarium Aquaponic organic food growing system – Video

Posted: December 29, 2014 at 10:51 pm


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Vegetarium Aquaponic organic food growing system
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December 29th, 2014 at 10:51 pm

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Full List of Non Organic Ingredients Allowed in Organic Food

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Today I posted an article my cousin sent me on my Facebook wall. She had just read my post about Cornucopia Institutes recent investigation dubbed the Organic Watergate (rightly so) and the harmful ingredient carrageenan that is allowed in organic foods. The article I posted was entitled 38 Non-Organic Ingredients Found in USDA Organic Foods. Although dated 2007, I found the reasons for allowing these ingredients to be fascinating. A majority of the foods were allowed because no other substitute from an organic supplier was widely available or for economic reasons. Majority of the foods were allowed only after companies submitted specific petitions to the USDA to include them.

Because the article was outdated a bit, I thought it would be prudent to easily make available the whole list of ingredients that are currently legally allowed in organic food. While most of the agriculture and non-synthetic substances are not harmful to your body some of them along with synthetic ingredients do alter your bodys alkalinity, making you more acidic. This matters, because an alkaline body avoids disease, repair cells, and removes free radicals/toxins more effectively.

I could spend days discussing each ingredient, but one synthetic ingredient that jumped out at me is cellulose otherwise known as wood pulp. The amount of cellulose food companies can put in your food is not regulated by the FDA. Cellulose is used as filler to processed foods because it doesnt contain calories or fat content and is cheap. Some common products that contain it are frozen waffles, shredded cheese, and salad dressings. Your body simply cannot use this ingredient at all nutritionally and lacks the enzymes to digest it. I dont know about you, but I certainly dont want to eat things that my system cant process. I cant believe companies are allowed to sell food we cant even digest as humans!

This list hopefully serves as a reminder why it is so incredibly important to avoid overly processed foods even when they are certified organic and to check every single label on everything you buy. The products I share and support on my shop and the ones I use on a daily basis rarely if ever contain any of the below ingredients. And for the record I will ALWAYS choose an organic product vs. a conventional one.

I obtained this list from the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations ECFR and is current as of May 22, 2012. Please feel free to share it how ever you like.

You can view all the other ingredients that are allowed in actual production of organic products here, dont get too crazy looking at that list either.

* List provided by Electronic Code of Federal Regulations May 22, 2012

Non-Organic Agriculture Products Allowed:

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December 29th, 2014 at 10:51 pm

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P-SPAN #399: “Access to Organic Food” lecture at Laney College – Video

Posted: December 26, 2014 at 4:51 am


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P-SPAN #399: "Access to Organic Food" lecture at Laney College
To conclude Laney College #39;s "Organic Food" lecture series, Ms. Victory V. Lee, of the Victory Garden Foundation, gave a lecture "Access to Organic Food - Wha...

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December 26th, 2014 at 4:51 am

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ORGANIC FOOD AWARENESS BY MAMTA MAHESHWARY – Video

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ORGANIC FOOD AWARENESS BY MAMTA MAHESHWARY

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December 26th, 2014 at 4:51 am

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Organic Production and Organic Food: Information Access Tools

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Compiled by: Mary V. Gold Alternative Farming Systems Information Center

June 2007

On this Page... What is Organic Production? What are organic production systems and practices? Where are the best organic production research and information sources? How can I find organic production people and organizations? Where can I explore educational and career opportunities? Who will fund my organic farming or food research project? Where can I find organic-related conferences and workshops?

What is organic production?

USDA Definition and Regulations:

The Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA), enacted under Title 21 of the 1990 Farm Bill, served to establish uniform national standards for the production and handling of foods labeled as organic. The Act authorized a new USDA National Organic Program (NOP) to set national standards for the production, handling, and processing of organically grown agricultural products. In addition, the Program oversees mandatory certification of organic production. The Act also established the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) which advises the Secretary of Agriculture in setting the standards upon which the NOP is based. Producers who meet standards set by the NOP may label their products as USDA Certified Organic.

USDA National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) definition, April 1995

CFR Regulatory Text, 7 CFR Part 205, Subpart A Definitions. 205.2 Terms defined

Organic production. A production system that is managed in accordance with the Act and regulations in this part to respond to site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. USDA National Organic Program. http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop/NOP/standards/DefineReg.html

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December 26th, 2014 at 4:51 am

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Skinny Ritas Grill – Video

Posted: December 23, 2014 at 12:58 pm


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Skinny Ritas Grill
Michelle and Gayland hosting a review of Skinny Rita #39;s Grillin the Heights. This restaurant serves the best organic food that I have put in my mouth. The service was superb. Chef Marcel had...

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December 23rd, 2014 at 12:58 pm

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Why United Natural Foods Looks Healthy?

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Since the formation of its predecessor in 1976, this natural and organic food distributor has grown its business both organically and through acquisitions which have expanded its distribution network, product selection and customer base. Since fiscal 2004, its net sales have increased at a compounded annual growth rate or CAGR of 15.1%.

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* Sustained Financial Strength * Strategic M & A * Strategic New Customer Wins * Strong Balance Sheet * Growing To Over $10 Bln By 2017

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United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI: Quote) is an independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products including nutritional supplements, personal care items and organic produce, in the United States and Canada, serving more than 40,000 customer locations.

Its thirty-two distribution centers, representing about 7.2 million square feet of warehouse space, provide the company with the largest capacity of any North American-based distributor in the natural, organic and specialty products industry.

The company offers more than 80,000 high-quality natural, organic and specialty foods and non-food products, consisting of national, regional and private label brands grouped into six product categories: grocery and general merchandise, produce, perishables and frozen foods, nutritional supplements and sports nutrition, bulk and foodservice products and personal care items.

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December 23rd, 2014 at 12:58 pm

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The New Quinoa? Sprouted Grain About to Go Mainstream

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(PRWEB) December 23, 2014

Once known mainly to organic food co-op members and health food fanatics, sprouted grain products are poised to make a leap into the popular consciousness in 2015, similar to the quinoa explosion in 2014. On the heals of recent introductions by King Arthur Flour and Panera restaurants, one of the nations most mainstream food retailersSams Clubis now preparing to jump onto the sprouted grain bandwagon. Beginning Saturday, Dec. 27, the chain will offer sprouted seven-grain bread and dinner rolls from Angelic Bakehouse as part of its Health and Wellness set at all 634 locations nationwide. The momentum will then continue in February with the introduction of Kelloggs new Kashi sprouted grain cereal.

The growth of sprouted grain productswhich are typically higher in proteins and vitamins and lower in calories and carbohydrates than other whole grainsis the latest example of Americas growing awareness of healthy food choices.

The sprouted grain category has been growing steadily for several years, says Angelic Bakehouse CEO/Owner Jenny Marino. But now that major brands like Panera, Kelloggs and Sams Club are embracing it, we think it is poised to go mainstream in 2015. Like quinoa last year, sprouted grain is about to become a very familiar term with health-conscious consumers.

Sprouted grain products are made from whole grains and seeds that have been soaked long enough to sprout, after which they are then ground and baked. Unlike white breads and other refined grain products, they use the whole grainincluding the nutrient-rich germ and bran, as well as the endosperm. Sprouted grains contain more protein and less fat than other breads. They have about 75 percent of the carbohydrates of whole grains, as well as 60 percent less fat and slightly more protein. Sprouted grains also have more fiber, are easier to digest and contain less gluten than other breads.

While many companies are starting to make products with sprouted grain flour, Angelic Bakehouse is one of only a handful of bakeries in the United States that uses a sprouted grain mash. The mash method of production involves significantly less processing than flour, preserving the taste and texture of real fermented grains and eliminating any bitter aftertaste. Angelics proprietary mash mixture comes from seven grains, including ancient grains like quinoa and amaranth.

Milwaukee-based Angelic Bakehouse produces a range of sprouted grain breads, buns, rolls, pizza crusts and wraps. A Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-certified facility, none of its products are made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Angelic bakery is sold nationwide at retailers including Woodmans Markets, Whole Foods Market, Safeway, Sprout Farmers Market, Sendiks Food Market, Heinens, Hy-Vee, Lunds, Marianos Fresh Market, and Richards Foodporium. The company also produces private label products for major food retailers.

Angelic Bakehouses products will be located in the freezer section of Sams Club locations. Sampling of both products will be conducted at most Sams locations on Tuesday, Jan. 6. Additional information can be found at angelicbakehouse.com.

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The New Quinoa? Sprouted Grain About to Go Mainstream

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December 23rd, 2014 at 12:58 pm

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Burma door opens to seed corporations. – Video

Posted: December 22, 2014 at 12:49 am


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Burma door opens to seed corporations.
Local seeds must be saved preserved so organic food production can continue. Peasant farmers and urban gardeners are targetted by pesticide and seed corporations. No market is too small to...

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December 22nd, 2014 at 12:49 am

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