Tag: organic

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, July 19, 2014

In this week’s news: The organic set has a told-you-so moment; the calories-in-calories-out theory loses cachet; and the veggie burger seizes the gourmet spotlight. Whole-Paycheck Prices? (Maybe) Just Worth It.  Here’s a reason to feel good about that massively bank-breaking expensive pint of organic fruit you just bought: A new comprehensive review of previous studies foundRead more

Annual “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” Produce Lists Released

by in Food News, April 29, 2014

Given the premium often charged for organic fruits and vegetables, many shoppers have asked themselves if that pricier bunch of kale or pint of tomatoes is really worth it. For those who want reduce their exposure to pesticides, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its latest version of the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides inRead more

EWG Update: The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

by in Food News, Food Safety, July 22, 2012

The Environmental Working Group has updated its list of which fruits and veggies you should buy organic; here’s a review.

Update: Where Should You Spend Your Organic Dollar?

by in In Season, June 16, 2011

Sure, we’d probably all love to buy every fruit and veggie organic, but it’s not always affordable to purchase everything from the often higher-priced organic section.  Luckily, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) keeps a running list of the fruits and veggies that are most and least contaminated — here’s how they updated the list forRead more

The Most Important Fruits and Veggies to Buy Organic

by in Uncategorized, April 22, 2011

Last year on Earth Day, we introduced the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Shoppers Guide to Pesticides – the list of most and least contaminated produce items to help you decide where to spend your organic food budget. The EWG continues to conduct research on contamination levels in popular fruits and veggies—here’s the latest update.

Why You Should Care About Genetically-Modified Alfalfa

by in Food News, March 11, 2011

In late January, commercial growers of genetically modified alfalfa sprouts got the green light. This controversial decision has the food industry fighting and with good reason. Find out what’s been going on and tell us where you stand on the issue.

Food Labeling: Beware the “Health” Halo

by in Grocery Shopping, Label Decoder, January 7, 2011

Many folks read food labels to gain better insight on the foods they choose. However, with so many claims plastered on labels things can get really confusing. Even worse, food companies use these claims to push certain products and make you think they’re healthier than they really are. Curious about the top 10 food label boobie traps?