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3 Major Myths About Organic & Conventional Food

  There is very little that distinguishes organic food from conventional food. In an attempt to follow the pervasive “good food vs. bad food” storyline, many people have grossly exaggerated the differences between organic and conventional foods leaving readers with few facts grounded in scientific evidence. Don’t let the top three misperceptions about organic and conventional food influence your food choices. This post covers: Pesticide residues on food and human safety Organic foods, conventional foods and the environment Nutrition differences …

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Yikes! Are there Antibiotics or Hormones in Your Milk & Dairy Foods?

Are antibiotics and hormones used in dairy cows contributing to the obesity epidemic, early puberty and antibiotic resistance? Before going down that road, we have to first we have to first ask if there are any antibiotics or hormones in milk and dairy products. In this blog post I will cover: Why are antibiotics given to cows? Antibiotics are not in milk, here’s why. Why are growth hormones given to cows? Are there any hormones in my milk and dairy food? What are the cows …

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Grass Fed Lies: The Truth about Organic Milk & Grass Fed Beef

If you’ve been sucking up the extra cost of organic dairy products and grass fed beef, comforted by the fact that you’re doing what’s good for your body, I have some news for you: you’ve gained little more than peace of mind grounded in a marketing scam. There is no meaningful nutrition difference in organic milk, grass fed beef and their conventional (non organic / grass fed) counterparts. The Truth about Organic Dairy Organic milk is packed with omega-3 fatty …

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Organic Does Not Mean Pesticide Free

Are you worried about pesticides in your food? This infographic compares organic and conventional foods. Below you will find more information on this topic. Nutrition Differences? Most research shows there are no major nutrition differences between organic and conventional food (1). So you can feel good knowing you are getting the same amount of vitamins, minerals and fiber in comparable products. Organic dairy products contain significantly higher protein, ALA, total omega-3 fatty acids than conventional dairy (2). Even though these differences are statistically …

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Food & Nutrition Trend Setters – the Latest & Greatest from Expo East 2012

Natural Products  Expo East and West showcase the latest and greatest in natural, organic and healthy products. Here is a review of the trends I saw as well as some of my show favorites: Coconut – this flavor trend is still growing and can be found in several different beverages, confectionaries, packaged foods and dairy products (yogurt, frozen yogurt, coconut milk). Lentils – lentils are hot and I tasted several lentil crackers, chips, pasta, ready to eat meals, and breads …

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