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2013-01-03 05:02:11

Although Americans have become increasingly concerned with health in face of rising rates of obesity, many consumers have strayed from organic food purchases due to fears about higher costs. Restaurateur Zachary Zaitzeff responds to common misperceptions about organic prices. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 02, 2013 In today´s health-focused and eco-friendly world, many Americans have sought out ways to improve their diet. Among vegetarianism and shopping local, buying organic foods...

Large Multi-Study Research Shows Health Benefits Of Organic Food Lacking
2012-09-04 11:37:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Organic foods have been around since the 1940s and have been heavily marketed as a better choice for your health over the past 20 to 30 years. However, new research has found that food labeled as organically grown or produced has no better nutritional value than conventional foods. Consumers typically pay a lot more for organic foods with the general notion that the higher price tag on such foods means they are bettering their...

2012-02-01 08:00:00

Organic Soap and Spa's "Nature Baby Organic Shampoo" formula is now certified by The Soil Association of the United Kingdom. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 Organic Soap and Spa announces the reformulation of its always gentle Nature Baby Organic Shampoo. Nature Baby Shampoo contains a truly pure liquid soap derived from Certified Organic sunflower and coconut oils, resulting in a carefully formulated shampoo free of perfumes and harsh chemicals. Blended with gentle surfactants, and...

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2010-11-30 06:35:00

A new report released Monday by Britain's largest organic certification body finds that the world's supply of phosphate rock is running out faster than previously believed, posing a threat to global food security. "Intensive agriculture is totally dependent on phosphate for the fertility needed to grow crops and grass," said the Soil Association. The global supply of phosphorus from mined phosphate rock could peak as early as 2033, after which it will become increasingly costly and scarce,...

2010-08-02 09:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT, OTC Bulletin Board: NADVF, TSXV: NAT) announced today that CRAiLAR ® Organic fibers, the foundation for a truly sustainable yarn in the apparel industry, has been approved for the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Textile Auxiliary Agents, or chemical input, certification, being recognized as using only the cleanest and least toxic ingredients in their (wet) processing. The...

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2009-04-12 00:50:00

Organic farmers in Britain are feeling the effects of the economic downturn, as cash-strapped customers decide that food grown without pesticide is a luxury. The two largest groups certifying organic food said about eight farmers are dropping out of the program each month, The Guardian reported. The National Farmers Union said a number of others are forced to continue producing organic food because they have received subsidies they would have to repay if they leave within five years. The Soil...

2008-09-30 00:00:24

The prediction from the head of the Soil Association, Patrick Holden, that "all farming will go organic" could easily be filed under the heading "wishful thinking". After all, the Soil Association, as guardian of organic credibility, has a very strong vested interest in wider expansion of organic agriculture and might be expected to trumpet soaring oil prices as the trigger for growth. Yet the reality is a growing population and rising demand for food could work against organic interests,...

2008-09-11 00:00:00

As organic and wholefood supermarket Fresh and Wild closes its doors in Bristol for the last time this weekend, right in the middle of the Soil Association's organic fortnight, it seems an appropriate time to ask if the writing is on the wall for the organic food industry. In August a study by market researcher TNS showed a marked slowdown in sales of organic produce. The figures led to predictions organic food would prove the maxim that luxury items are the first casualties of a...

2008-09-08 18:00:20

STRICT regulations, known as standards, define what organic farmers can and can't do. Organic farming severely restricts the use of artificial chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Instead organic farmers rely on developing a healthy, fertile soil through crop rotation and growing a mixture of crops. Animals are reared without the routine use of drugs, antibiotics and wormers common in intensive livestock farming. Any organic product sold in the UKmust display a certification symbol...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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