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Our GREEN AND ORGANICS segments feature news you can use — from the latest trends in solar power and eco-fashion, to the latest research on organic foods and sustainable farming. Now more than ever, even the smallest changes we make in our daily lifestyle and product choices can have an impact on the health of our environment — because a healthy planet is a healthy YOU.


Organic Soy

Avoiding Genetically Modified Crops, Part II 

About two thirds of the fat consumed by Americans – vegetable oils or animal fats – is soybean oil.

Organic SoyAnd soy protein isolated from soy meal is about 98% of what is fed to our livestock. Soy is second only to corn in pesticide use in the United States. Beyond this, soy leads the way in genetically modified organisms. That’s why Dr. Alan Greene, a noted pediatrician, author and organic food expert says switching to organic soy is a significant step for reducing toxicity in our diets.

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Organic Peanut Butter

Avoiding Genetically Modified Crops, Part III 

More acres in the United States are planed in peanuts than any fruit or any vegetable or any nut.

Organic Peanut ButterAccording to the National Peanut Board, peanut butter is the main use of peanuts in the United States. About the time peanut allergies began to get more common, many of us started thinking about peanut butter as an overly sweet, high fat, unhealthy food. However, it’s really the other ingredients in most conventional peanut butters that are unhealthy, from corn syrup and hydrogenated fats and pesticides.

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Organic Catsup

Avoiding Genetically Modified Crops, Part IV 

Turns out catsup has an important nutrient called lycopene, and is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants.

Organic KetchupIn some studies it’s been shown to prevent cardiovascular damage and cancer, and helps to prevent and heal damage in our cells. Tomatoes are one of the top 10 sources of lycopene in our diets; more than 80% of our lycopene comes from tomatoes. Researchers have recently discovered that on average organic catsup has 57% more lycopene than its counterparts, and double the total antioxidants – a big nutritional difference.

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Organic Apples

The Case For Two Apples a Day 

Researchers say if American women would just eat one apple a day that could be enough to halt the rise in breast cancer.

Organic ApplesTwo apples a day can drop cholesterol from 240 to just under 200! They key qualifier, according to Dr. Alan Greene, is that we consume organic apples because they have higher levels of all good polyphenols and phytonutrients.

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Organic Potatoes

More Than Just a Side Dish 

When he was in medical school, Dr. Alan Greene was taught that potatoes are essentially empty calories.

Organic PotatoesBut it turns out they can be a nutritious, low-calorie high-fiber food with good glycemic index, and that have important vitamins and minerals and other phytonutrients we’re just beginning to discover – including something called Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) which creates a powerful anti-aging affect.

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Organic Wine

Reserveratrol in Red Wine Grapes 

Reserveratrol is found naturally in its highest levels in red grapes, especially in red wine grapes, and the amounts that are present in red wine are actually high enough to make a different medicinally.

Organic WineWhen tested, organic red wines averaged 32% higher in reserveratrol than conventional wines, and has been shown to have anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-aging effects, as well as brain protective effects. Drinking organic wines not only help us avoid nasty chemicals, is also helps farm workers and their families.

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Organic Milk

It’s All About the Cow

There’s more to a glass of milk than meets the eye. Dr. Alan Greene suggests you choose organic milk every time.

Organic MilkA noted pediatrician, author and board member of The Organic Center says hidden from view is where the cow came from, the dairy where the cow was milked, and the acres of cropland where the feed for the cow was grown. When we’re buying a glass of conventional milk, says Greene, we’re buying into a whole system of chemical agriculture including antibiotics, synthetic hormones, pesticides and genetically modified animal feed.

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Trace Minerals from the Sea

Countering the Effects of Depleted Farmland 

The depleted condition of much of our farmland is a growing concern for many scientists.

Trace MineralsLots of foods we eat today just don’t have the nutrients they used to. That’s especially true for one important ingredient: trace minerals. Nutritional expert Mary Mulry tells us how trace minerals are actual building blocks of our nutrition and are essential to our health, and that sea vegetation provides an abundant source of trace minerals that actually mimic what is in the human blood stream.

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