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USDA organic means what?

What Does The “Organic” Label On Your Food Package Mean?

Even though “organic” refers to a method of production rather than the nutritional content of a particular food, the “organic” label can make you think that the food is healthier and tastier. A Cornell University study tested what’s called the “halo effect,” or the idea that people are influenced by how something is described. The […]

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A Cheat Sheet For “Organic” – Different Foods, Different Meanings

It seems that organic foods are becoming somewhat mainstream.  Each year, the sales of organic foods grow by 10 to 20% in the US. But a lot of different kinds of food is labeled organic. Do you know what you’re buying? The term ”Organic” is not one size fits all and can  mean different things […]

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Pesticide In Your Food – Or Not

What has happened to the iconic apple?  According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the apple is the produce item with the greatest amount of pesticide residue. EWG’s 2011 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce lists the Dirty Dozen, or the produce with the most pesticide residue (which they suggest buying organic), and the Clean […]

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Don’t Let An “Organic” Label Pull The Wool Over Your Eyes

Even though “organic” refers to a method of production rather than nutritional content, an “organic” label can make you believe that food is healthier and tastier. A Cornell University study was designed to test what’s called the “halo effect,” or the theory that people are influenced by how something is described.   The Study The […]

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So Many Eggs — So Many Claims — How Do You Choose?

It’s time to do some holiday baking. One essential ingredient of most baked goods is:  eggs.  Needless to say, the fragile little power packages enclosed by brown, white, and sometimes blue shells are key players for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, too. When you shop for eggs there are a slew of different egg cartons – […]

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