Posts in Agriculture
Toxins Hiding in Your Coffee

Drinking coffee is an integral part of our culture and despite all the wonderful benefits, there is a growing concern for the presence of toxins hidden in many varieties of coffee beans. What types of toxins are found in coffee, and how do they get there? More importantly, how do we avoid toxic exposure?

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How Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Harm Your Health

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals can interfere with the functions of hormones in our bodies and cause serious health effects... especially in developing children and pregnant women. Here’s more information on the dangers of EDCs and how to protect your endocrine system.

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A Scope of the World of Meat Substitutes

The industrial meat industry in the USA faces a multitude of hurdles that include ethical, social and environmental concerns. The meatless meat market is consistently on the rise in popularity, bringing an abundance of new technologies for plant-based food. Are these meatless meats the better option ecologically and for our health?

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September's Product of the Month

Sweetgreens Kale Salad is our POM for September. Read more about Sweetgreen’s high standards in sourcing and our findings on this product!

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Is Filtering Water Necessary?

As public concern for safe and clean water increases, more and more Americans are spending money on filtration systems to ensure adequate water quality. Is a water filtration system necessary for your home, and what kind of filtration do you need?

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Breast Feeding / Formula Feeding

It’s easy to get tangled up in the arguments between breast-feeding and formula-feeding and the long-running headlines from the formula industry. The truth is, it’s not about breastmilk vs. formula, it’s about what’s best for the mother and the child.

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Healthy Lunch Box

As a parent, it’s your responsibility to provide your children with a lunch box full of foods that will give them the energy needed to get through their school day. What are the risks involved with premade “ready” meals, and what types of food should you be feeding your child? 

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The Best Dairy Alternatives

From allergies and sensitivities to personal preferences, there are many reasons to start consuming plant-based alternatives. Here’s the best dairy alternatives, packed with a range of nutritional benefits.

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August's Product of the Month

SmartyPants Prenatal Vitamins is our POM for August. Read more about SmartyPants Vitamin’s high standards in quality and our findings on this product!

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How Environmental Toxins Affect Child Development

Environmental toxins are present in our everyday lives and affect not only our animals and agriculture, but the health of our children as well. What are the risks associated on the neurological development of children?

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Introducing Meat and Seafood to Toddlers

Here is a guide for parents introducing meat and seafood into their children's diet. What types of animal-based proteins are best suited for children, and what are the risks involved?

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Seafood Survival Guide

Fish has a reputation for being an excellent source of clean protein that’s packed with health benefits. However, there is a growing concern about the fishing industry’s rising levels of toxins. What types of toxins can be found in fish, and what types of fish are safest to eat?

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July's Product of the Month

Rigoni di Asiago’s Mielbio Honey is our POM for July. Read more about Rigoni di Asiago’s high standards in quality and our findings on this product!

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Organic vs. Conventional: What's the Difference?

The debate between buying organic food over conventional food is nothing new for the consumer food market, but there are a lot of factors the majority of people often do not initially consider. Which farming practices produces the most influence on our health, environment, and the economy?

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Are Supplements Slowly Poisoning You?

Supplements are marketed to supply our bodies with all the nutrients we lack, but with little regard for the problem of contamination. Read more about the unregulated industry and our recent findings on some supplements you might have in your cabinet!

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The Effects of Arsenic in the Food System

Keeping our children safe is every parent's #1 priority. Toxins found in food have serious health repercussions, especially in young children. Read for more information on the effects of the toxin arsenic, and what we can do to avoid it!

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