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Agrochemical Drifts

Agrochemical Drifts

Over the past year, over 1,400 official complaints have been collected regarding dicamba, with an estimated 2.5 million acres of farmland affected. What is dicamba? Dicamba is a synthetic agrochemical herbicide that has been used for decades in conventional agriculture. Typically, it was used to kill weeds before ...

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Truly Organic?

Truly Organic?

With recent controversy over the quality of organic food, how can you determine what is truly organic and what is not? Recently, there have been large imports of so-called organic corn and soybeans to the US that have been accused of being grown using conventional, dangerous and environmentally irresponsible methods. ...

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Ugly or “Perfect” Food?

Ugly or “Perfect” Food?

Beautiful, perfect fruits and vegetables are overrated. The “perfect” produce phenomenon is quickly becoming a global problem. Did you ever stop to think that if you don’t pick the slightly twisted carrot or oval apple that they might simply be thrown away? Nearly the same amount of food eaten in the United States is ...

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Neem’s Skin Smoothing Properties

Neem’s Skin Smoothing Properties

Neem is an incredible resource in skin care that has been used around the world for centuries. How does neem heal, protect and rejuvenate your skin? Through a natural combination of unique and effective compounds that provide its repairing, moisturizing, and anti-aging properties! Neem is a safe, beneficial treatment ...

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Is Neem in Your…?

Is Neem in Your…?

While the healing practices of Ayurvedic medicine have been known for thousands of years, many people may find it hard to strictly follow the diet and lifestyle that provides so many holistic benefits for the body and mind. Instead, three entrepreneurs decided to make that lifestyle accessible to everyone through ...

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Unheard, Damaging Complaints

Unheard, Damaging Complaints

Beauty and personal care companies are not legally required to share any consumer complaints with the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regarding side effects caused by their products. Many cosmetic products contain a long list of potentially dangerous chemical components, some of which have been regulated in other ...

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Lower your Toxin Levels with Organic

Lower your Toxin Levels with Organic

Children are one of the most vulnerable age groups in the world. As their bodies, brains, and immune systems are still growing, they are exposed to a multitude of different chemicals and toxins through the air, water, and most importantly, the food they eat. Unfortunately, these toxins cause an abundance of health ...

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Reducing Pesticide Use

Reducing Pesticide Use

Even though 5.6 billion pounds of pesticides are used worldwide every year, less than 1% of reach their intended target. Once sprayed over crops, synthetic pesticides frequently contaminate the surrounding environment, including the water, air, and soil. The social and environmental costs of pesticide use in the ...

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Pesticide Testing

Pesticide Testing

Every year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) tests thousands of food products for pesticides and other toxins so that consumers can be informed about general food toxicity. They test food for herbicides, pesticides, and other toxins to ensure that the levels are not surpassing the “maximum residue ...

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Neem in the New Year

Neem in the New Year

The Hindu New Year, celebrated in certain parts of India, is one that welcomes the spring season with open arms. Though the festival has different names throughout the country - known as Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Yugadi, Cheti Chang, and Navreh - the celebration marks the beginning of Chaitra, the first month in the ...

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The Organic vs. Conventional Narrative

The Organic vs. Conventional Narrative

What if the narrative of organic and conventional food you are being told isn’t the truth? What if its been tampered with, played with, false hypotheses thrust into our everyday media? That’s exactly what has happened. In a recently released report, Spinning Food, by Friends of the Earth, an independent, grassroots ...

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Neem Mouthwash

Neem Mouthwash

With all of its amazing natural health and beauty properties, neem has found its way into many beauty and skin care products. One of the main problems with this is that many of the available products are not fully organic, don’t work, or just are too expensive! How can you include neem in your life without breaking ...

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Your Right to Food

Your Right to Food

According to a new report from the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, the aggressive promotion of pesticides has led to a violation of human rights - our right to adequate food and our right to health. The report emphasizes that “the right to food obligates States to implement protective measures and food ...

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How Does Glyphosate Affect Your Health?

How Does Glyphosate Affect Your Health?

When Monsanto introduced glyphosate in the 1960s, it was considered a miracle chemical. It eliminated weeds without harming the crops, how could it cause any damage? Now, almost 50 years later, mankind is finally realizing the devastating health and environmental impacts this probable carcinogen, according to the ...

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The Organic Revolution in Cuba

The Organic Revolution in Cuba

Neem has played an important role in Cuba’s transition towards sustainable agriculture. Forced to turn to organic farming for self-sufficiency in the late 1990s, after losing over 1.3 million tons of synthetic fertilizer imports annually, Cuba had to rely on natural alternatives like neem for crop care and protection ...

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