Archive for February, 2009

Pesticide Levels in our Fruits and Vegetables

Many of us see the organic fruits and vegetables in the produce section of our local grocery store and it’s obvious that the organic fruits and veggies are rarely on sale and almost always at a higher price than the non-organic.  With our economy struggling I know a lot of parents who normally shop organic [...]

Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

We have all heard of High Fructose Corn Syrup and it just sounds like a sugar additive right? So what`s the big deal? Well, let me ask you something. How would you feel if I told you that many of the products that you may be consuming and buying for your family are tainted with [...]

What plastics are safe and which ones are not?

Are you aware that there is a number on the packaging or bottom of most plastics? The number is a recycle plant code which indicates the type of plastic or chemical make-up of the plastic. Many products that are available to us in our stores may be made from plastic materials that can release toxic chemicals [...]

Bovine Growth Hormone (rBST, rBGH) in our dairy products.

Organic or not Organic Dairy Products? In the United States many of our dairy farms feed the cows that we get our meat and milk from growth-promoting hormones, appetite stimulants, pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides and aflatoxins that collect in the animals’ tissues and milk.  Many of the cows on our dairy farms are bred for mass [...]