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We all have the right to food grown without toxic pesticides
Unless you and your family are eating a completely organic diet, chances are you’ve got plenty of pesticides in your body. Two recent peer-reviewed studies (which I co-authored) provide fresh evidence that we are exposed...
Posted at 13:58h
Happy fall! To celebrate the seasonal organic foods Maryland has to offer this autumn, we are going to be sharing some of our favorite dishes! All of these foods will be vegetarian or have vegetarian options, and we will do our best to incorporate some...
Posted at 12:48h
Going Organic Just Got Easier with the Merryfield App
Merryfield is a new app to help you eat and live organically by rewarding organic purchases. While organic food can be more expensive than conventional products, the Merryfield app is a simple way to gain “Everyday Rewards”...
Posted at 18:48h
in Primary Post
Organic Diet Drastically Reduces Glyphosate Levels
A new study shows levels of glyphosate (aka Roundup) in families drop dramatically after one week of eating organic
A new study done by Friends of the Earth found that levels of the pesticide glyphosate in participants’ bodies dropped an average of...
Posted at 12:26h
in Food and GMOs
Deciding to Go Organic?
First Steps to Introducing Organic into Your Diet
Making the decision to go organic can be a little perplexing without knowing a place to start off. There are several things to consider before starting, like why are you going organic? Is it for...
Go Organic Salutes: Safer Biorational/Biopesticides
Moving pest management away from toxic pesticides
Pesticides vary in their toxicity and in their potential to cause undesirable human and exological impacts. Pest control materials that are effective on the target pest, yet relatively non-toxic with few ecological side-effects are sometimes...
Posted at 23:21h
in Public Health
Recognizing HRI Labs for Low At-Cost Testing and its “Citizen Science” Study
Alarming news of RoundUp, aka glyphosate, the most used agricultural chemical, had me wondering just how much exposure the average person has.
Health Research Institute (HRI) offers us answers–Glyphosate Check is a “citizen science” (funded...
Posted at 15:44h
Country Pleasures Farm and its Organic Willow Oaks Ciders
Eric and Lori Leitzel Rice craft their farmhouse style cider from certified organic American heirloom apples on their 35 acre farm in Middletown, Maryland.
Willow Oaks Cider has won the Governor’s Cup Gold and Silver medals in 2017 and...
Posted at 15:41h
Go Organic Salutes: Town of Somerset, Maryland
The Town of Somerset has been proudly practicing pesticide-free lawn care and landscaping on town-owned property since 2013. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh spoke at the town’s recent rain garden dedication.
In 2015, concerns of Maryland’s decimated bee population, public...
Posted at 15:36h
Go Organic Salutes: KW Landscaping
KW Landscaping has been involved in transitioning an area of the State House grounds to organic care, a pilot project in progress.
Kevin Wengernuk launched KW Landscaping, Inc in 1993. While he had experimented with organic approaches from the early beginnings of...