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Aquaponics from Portable Farms. Carrageenan: New Studies Reinforce Link to Inflammation, Cancer, and Diabetes. April 2016 Research links carrageenan to gastrointestinal inflammation, including higher rates of colon cancer, in laboratory animals.

Carrageenan: New Studies Reinforce Link to Inflammation, Cancer, and Diabetes

Yet it is still found in many foods, including some certified organic foods. Cornucopia’s report, Carrageenan: New Studies Reinforce Link to Inflammation, Cancer and Diabetes, compiles scientific studies pointing to harm from consuming food-grade carrageenan. Read The Cornucopia Institute’s updated full report on the dangers of carrageenan.Read the news release about the report.Protect yourself and your family with Cornucopia’s carrageenan buying guide.Many people report significant improvements in their gastrointestinal health after cutting carrageenan out of their diet.

Can Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil Really Reduce Belly Fat? Some superfoods really do seem to have super powers; others just aren’t worth the hype.

Can Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil Really Reduce Belly Fat?

When it comes to extra-virgin coconut oil, claims have been floating around that it has the wonderful ability to reduce belly fat – and wouldn’t we all like a magic potion for that? But other experts say that it’s just another cooking fat, albeit a healthy one. So what’s the real answer? We went straight to the source: medical professionals. Yogurt. November 19, 2014 New Report Criticizes Yogurt Industry Major Brands Accused of Turning Health Food into Junk Food Culture Wars – Executive SummaryCulture Wars – Full ReportYogurt Product Scorecard.

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The Best Natural Energy Booster to Start Your Day (and Keep You Going All Day Long) - Organic Authority. When you’ve got a busy day ahead, one of the worst things you could possibly have to deal with (on top of everything else you already have to do) would probably have to be low energy and mental fog.

The Best Natural Energy Booster to Start Your Day (and Keep You Going All Day Long) - Organic Authority

Frizzy Hair? This Soothing DIY Hair Mask Will Help. The summer’s all about fun, sun… and frizz.

Frizzy Hair? This Soothing DIY Hair Mask Will Help

To keep your tresses shiny and frizz-free during all of that hot weather you’re going to be enjoying, consider this lavender-infused coconut oil DIY hair mask to be your partner-in-crime. “Applied topically, coconut oil nourishes the hair shaft to create a vibrant sheen,” says Wendy Rose Gould, beauty expert for hair tutorial and advice site Latest-Hairstyles.com. “Also, when applied to the scalp, it can help reduce dandruff and sooth sensitive or itchy skin.” Meanwhile, the lavender “is antibacterial and therefore helps with dandruff. It also helps to soften the hair.” GUT WRENCHING! Tell FDA to remove toxin, making us sick, from food. Rates of digestive diseases are rising—ranging from widespread digestive discomfort (“belly bloat,” “spastic colon,” Irritable Bowel Syndrome) to serious and sometimes life-threatening diseases such as ulcerative colitis and colon cancer.

GUT WRENCHING! Tell FDA to remove toxin, making us sick, from food

For decades, scientists conducting laboratory animal experiments using the common food additive carrageenan have found higher rates of gastrointestinal inflammation, colitis-like disease, and even colon cancer. Carrageenan is a convenient and unique food additive for the food industry, and selling carrageenan is a profitable enterprise for a handful of chemical corporations. For decades, these companies have spread misinformation—often, outright lies—about carrageenan’s safety. Carrageenan can be found in many foods, even foods labeled “natural” and “organic.”

And who has been more than willing to listen to the corporate scientists rather than to the scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health? Organic Egg Report and Scorecard. September 22nd, 2010 The Cornucopia Institute’s report, Scrambled Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic Agriculture, will empower consumers and wholesale buyers who want to invest their food dollars to protect hard-working family farmers that are in danger of being forced off the land by a landslide of eggs from factory farms.

Organic Egg Report and Scorecard

The accompanying organic egg scorecard rates companies that market name-brand and private-label organic “shell” eggs based on 22 criteria that are important to organic consumers. The scorecard showcases ethical family farms, and their brands, and exposes factory farm producers and brands in grocery store coolers that threaten to take over organic livestock agriculture. Some of the factory farm operators literally raise millions of birds (both conventional and organic) with as many as 85,000 “organic” hens in single buildings. Please mail back to Cornucopia — we will hand deliver to the USDA! View Scrambled Eggs the Video Report. Yogurt Scorecard FAQ. By Jason Cole In December of 2014, Cornucopia released its latest report, Culture Wars: How the Food Giants Turned Yogurt, a Health Food, into Junk Food.

Yogurt Scorecard FAQ

The report accuses marketers such as Dannon, Yoplait, and Chobani of misleading consumers into purchasing yogurts with very high levels of sugar and a wide variety of potentially unsafe additives. Cornucopia also published an accompanying scorecard that rates yogurt brands on their usage of these additives and on other factors such as the amount of added sugar and whether the brands are certified organic. Due to the enormous size of the yogurt market, the scorecard rates brands of yogurt, rather than individual products.

3 Reasons We're Glad Fermenting Pickles is Old News. Benton County Oregon Community Bill of Rights Banning GMOs: Yes on 2-89. Make a Warm Wilted Greens Salad - Organic Authority. You know it’s good to eat fresh salads regularly, but some days it’s just so cold outside that the last thing you want is something cold to eat!

Make a Warm Wilted Greens Salad - Organic Authority

When you need your salad fix but are avoiding the cold, try out a wilted greens salad made with a warm skillet-made vinaigrette. These simple salads can be done with as little as greens, olive oil, and basic fridge condiments, and they’re elegant enough to serve up for a dinner party or date night. Read on to learn how to make a wilted greens salad without needing a formal recipe. Select the greens. First, select the greens you’ll use in your salad. Create the warm vinaigrette. 5 Delicious Avocado Toast Topping Ideas - Organic Authority.

Avocado toast has been making the rounds lately.

5 Delicious Avocado Toast Topping Ideas - Organic Authority

It can be found in many trendy eateries and is praised by many home cooks for its simplicity and balanced taste and texture. However, avocado toast can go much further than the simple toppings of olive oil, lemon and sea salt. ‘Big Meat’ and WTO Shut Down Country of Origin Labeling. Country of origin labeling (COOL) regulations that tell customers where animals raised for meat were born, raised and slaughtered, are being eliminated after pressure from the meat industry and the World Trade Organization claimed it was an unfair ruling and a hindrance to the industry. Highly contentious for more than decade, the Country of Origin regulation was signed into law as part of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, better known as the Farm Bill. COOL regulations apply to beef, lamb and pork products, exempting processed meats. GUT WRENCHING! Tell FDA to remove toxin, making us sick, from food - Cornucopia Institute. Getting Back to the Basics of Real Mayonnaise.

There are many different mayonnaises on the market, ranging from the chemical, gel-like condiments to more natural sauces. And then, of course, there are certain vegan products that claim to be the real deal — an impossibility when the main ingredient of a real mayonnaise is egg. While there’s nothing wrong with an all-natural vegan spread, we wanted to see if anyone had taken on the challenge of creating a true mayonnaise that’s shelf-stable, delicious and organic. And we found two. In the wake of the great “mayo” debacle (and yes, in the organic foodie world, a condiment can cause this much strife), we’ve been considering what it is to get back to the basics of real mayonnaise. After all, this condiment started out as a sauce made up of three simple ingredients, and we wanted to know if anyone out there was still making — and selling — real mayonnaise.

Wilderness Family Naturals: An All-Natural Blend. The 8 All-Time Worst Beauty Products Ingredients. Your beauty products may boost your outer beauty, but do they support your inner health? Most beauty products contain ingredients that harm your body more than they help it and in an alarmingly dangerous way. Yogurt - Cornucopia Institute. First Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives Released by EWG. The Environmental Working Group has released a take on its popular ‘Dirty Dozen’ list, which identifies the fruits and vegetables most likely to contain pesticide residue. This new list identifies the top food additives that are harmful and why shoppers should avoid eating foods that contain these additives.

According to the group, there are more than 10,000 food additives in use in the U.S. food system. Environmental Working Group claims its goal is to identify “the worst failures of the regulatory system.” Some of these ingredients are known carcinogens, while others can cause reproductive or developmental issues, yet they’re currently allowed in foods, many under the GRAS designation (generally recognized as safe). “The category has been controversial because it allows companies to determine whether a substance is GRAS without having to seek FDA approval,” reports Food Safety News. The Dirty Dozen Guide for Food Additives includes: Find Jill on Twitter @jillettinger. Aquaponics. Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation Present the 2014 Good Food Org Guide - Cornucopia Institute. The Cornucopia Institute is honored to be included in this first issue of the Good Food Org Guide.

Food Tank The James Beard Foundation and Food Tank, along with a prestigious advisory group of food system experts, developed the first annual “Good Food Org Guide.” 5 Natural Home Remedies to Get You Through the Winter. Oceana Reveals Farmed Shrimp Fraud Widespread. The Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds for Health and Beauty - Organic Authority. Fluster Buster: Household Tips: 26 Uses for Mint (WWII Series) Local, Sustainable, Organic Food. Environmental Working Group Launches Novel Food Scoring Database. The Environmental Working Group has released Food Scores: Rate Your Plate, a tool that looks at your food from every health angle. Five reasons you need apple cider vinegar in your pantry. Avoiding Mercury Levels in Fish: The List for Safe Seafood.

Methylmercury is toxic to the human body, specifically the brain, kidneys, liver, heart, and nervous system. While mercury itself is a naturally occurring element, human industrial activity–coal-fired electricity generation, for example–pollutes the air and then finds its way into lakes, streams, and the ocean. Fish feed on other fish that are contaminated with mercury, that’s why mercury levels in large fish tend to be higher. The Cornucopia Institute. Nanomaterials in Organic Food? The USDA Is Looking the Other Way - Cornucopia Institute. Hexane Soy - Cornucopia Institute. Biotech and Agribusinesses Spending Heavily to Defeat State GMO Food Labeling Votes - Cornucopia Institute. Controversial Diphenylamine on 80 Percent of U.S. Apples. EWG Releases 2014 Pesticides in Produce 'Dirty Dozen' List. DIY Two-Ingredient Fruit and Vegetable Wash Recipe. Cruelty-Free Drugstore Makeup? Yes, Please - EcoSalon.

The Sustainable Winery: 7 U.S. Wines You Can Feel Good About Drinking. Sustainable Types of Wine: a Green Drinker's Guide. How to Make Your Own Perfume with Essential Oils. The Hierarchy of Fruit Sugar: Which Fruits Should You Eat? Shopping Guide to Avoiding Organic Foods with Carrageenan - Cornucopia Institute. Organic Authority. Organic Authority. Organic Authority.

Organic Authority. Organic Authority. Foods Alive - Artisan Crafted Organic Foods since 2002. Natural & Organic Health: Food Benefits, Directory, Nutritional Value. Bored With Hummus? 5 Bean Spread Recipes to Try. The 21 Best Safe and Natural Sunscreen Moisturizers We Love. Human Diet and Nutrition. Recipes for Daily Healthy Living - Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman. The Top 9 Superfoods. 45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off. JUICING & DETOXIFICATION. Smoothies. Directory of USDA Certified Organic Personal Care Products.

16 Frugal and Fabulous Uses for Citrus Peels.