Meet The New Powerhouse In Organic Foods: China!

Meet The New Powerhouse In Organic Foods: China!

That certified organic edamame you bought from the local supermarket may have been made and packaged in China. The exporting juggernaut is quickly and quietly muscling in on the thriving global trade in certified organic products. Organic exports from China are certified by private companies and carry the official USDA organic logo. The logo, however, does not guarantee that products are truly organic:

Organic Fruit Healthier Than Standard Produce

Organic Fruit Healthier Than Standard Produce

A ten-year study found that organic tomatoes contain twice as many antioxidants as conventionally grown tomatoes. The study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry claims that when compared to standard produce, organic strains contain higher levels of two high blood pressure-fighting flavonoids.

These findings also confirm recent European research, which showed that organic tomatoes, peaches and processed apples all have higher nutritional quality than non-organic

Should Beer Be Labeled "Organic" If It's Made With Non-Organic Hops?

Should Beer Be Labeled "Organic" If It's Made With Non-Organic Hops?

The more we continue to live and breathe on this earth the more we realize that the term “organic” is really just code for “awesome marketing idea.”

This Will Totally Be A Whole Foods Just As Soon As We Clean Up The Toxic Waste

This Will Totally Be A Whole Foods Just As Soon As We Clean Up The Toxic Waste

For those of you not familiar with the landscape of the borough of Kings, this is a photo taken from inside of the site of a new Whole Foods store in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. Currently, the site is home to an underground toxic plume of benzene that may or may not have originated at the nearby Verizon fuel station. Verizon denies that the fuel station, which is at the epicenter of the toxic plume, is the cause of the mess, despite the fact that there have been 5 oil spills on the site.

The Party’s Over: Spinach is Coming Back

The Party’s Over: Spinach is Coming Back

That’s right, you heard me. You’re not leaving the table until you finish your spinach.

Whole Foods’ Remarkably Feculent Fruit

Whole Foods’ Remarkably Feculent Fruit

A paper sack of rotting fruit: oozing black, pulpy innards, fetid in maggots, a noxious stench exuding from diseased and swollen orbs. What’s that? A bag full of genetically-modified and irradiated granny smiths from the local Stop & Shop. Hardly — a two day old sack of Whole Food organic fruits.

How To Read Your Fruit Stickers

How To Read Your Fruit Stickers

Meg Hourigan, co-founder of Blogger, has posted a methodology for decoding fruit labels to discern whether or not it is conventional, organic or genetically-modified.