Category: Nutrition

Eating organic foods could have benefits for one’s health
May 17, 2020May 17, 2020
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Eating organic foods could have benefits for one’s health

Organic foods are those grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers, as well as other materials such as hormones, antibiotics and genetically modified organisms – all of which are used in conventional agriculture. Organic farming practices include the use of cover crops, manures and crop rotations to fertilize the soil, maximize biological activity and maintain long-term soil health....

How We Evolve to Respond to Life after the Stay at Home Orders
April 30, 2020April 30, 2020
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How We Evolve to Respond to Life after the Stay at Home Orders

At the beginning of this year, I took over the position of Executive Director of Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey. Over the past several weeks, our farming network has experienced an unprecedented surge in consumer demand driven by public concerns about the safety of the fresh produce supply chain, supply of eggs and...

CSA Sign-Up Month is February
February 16, 2019February 16, 2019
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CSA Sign-Up Month is February

Support your family’s health, your local farmer, your local community and reduce your carbon footprint by joining one of our region’s many CSAs. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members form a community that supports their local farm in return for a steady supply of farm-grown products. Each CSA is different, ranging from ones with drop-off services...

Food-Planet-Health
February 11, 2019January 6, 2020
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Food-Planet-Health

The EAT-Lancet commission, an offshoot of the Lancet, a medical journal from Great Britain, recently published a landmark paper titled: Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets for Sustainable Food Systems https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31788-4/fulltext. The importance of this report cannot be minimized. Worldwide, there is an epidemic of hunger, obesity and unhealthy diets that...

NY Times Article: Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk?
November 14, 2018January 7, 2020
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NY Times Article: Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk?

A French study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, followed 70,000 adults for five years to gather evidence on whether eating organic foods lowered participant’s risk of developing cancer. Most volunteers where women in their mid-40s who provided information about how frequently they consume 16 different types of organic foods. Those who ate the most organic...

Securing Fresh Food from Fertile Soil, Challenges to the Organic and Raw Milk Movements
July 1, 2018July 1, 2018
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Securing Fresh Food from Fertile Soil, Challenges to the Organic and Raw Milk Movements

“Securing Fresh Food from Fertile Soil, Challenges to the Organic and Raw Milk Movements”, by Dr. Joseph Heckman, is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license, which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Digital Object Identifier for citation: https://doi.org/10.1017/s1742170517000618...

How to improve gut health-it’s easier than you think!
June 26, 2018January 7, 2020
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How to improve gut health-it’s easier than you think!

An article recently shared by Cornucopia Institute describes ways in which consumers can improve gut health through diet and also steps farmers can take on the field to protect biodiversity. The human gut microbiome lives and is influenced by the food we eat. Eating a diet rich in vitamins and minerals from healthy, fresh, diverse,...

Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen
April 13, 2018January 7, 2020
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Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen

Not all produce is created equal.  Some fruits and vegetables are more susceptible to soaking up pesticides than others. The dirty dozen include fruits and vegetables that have a softer outer layer such as strawberries and apples, while the clean fifteen include thicker-skinned produce such as eggplant and cantaloupe. The Environmental Working Group has comprehensive guides...

Ever wonder what to do with your CSA box?
March 14, 2018March 14, 2018
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Ever wonder what to do with your CSA box?

With author, eater, and connector, Mi Ae Lipe’s new book Bounty from the Box: The CSA Farm Cookbook you won’t have to. Through recipes, nutrition information, fun facts, and more this book tells the story of food-from seed to plate. Arranged by season, each crop entry features extensive information on storage and cooking techniques, as well...

Guide to stop eating sugar
March 13, 2018March 13, 2018
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Guide to stop eating sugar

The modern American diet contains hidden amounts of added sugar. Added sugar is in most things you wouldn’t normally think of including bread, sauces, and chicken stock. These sweeteners are tasty and highly caloric, making it easier to overeat. Research indicates that an over abundance of simple carbohydrates, such as sugar is the driving force...