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"Cloned food. GMOs and rBGH. Oh my! Interesting how swiftly these food technologies were rushed to market, when organic fought for 13 years to become federal law. Eleven years ago, genetically modified food was not part of our food supply; today an astounding 30 percent of our cropland is planted in GMOs. Organic is the only de facto seal of reassurance against these and other modern, lab-produced additions to our food supply, and the only food term with built in inspections and federal regulatory teeth." www.organic.org

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Last modified: 2010-06-13 20:10:34

Scientists believe the phenomenon could be linked to obesity or exposure to chemicals in the food chain, and is putting girls at greater long-term risk of breast cancer.

Keywords: Girls now begin puberty aged 9, links to chemicals, TIMES
Last modified: 2010-06-11 19:43:46

Indonesia's exports of organic produce are expected to increase by an average of 15 percent a year beginning this year thanks to increases in the country's organic farming sector, a senior Agriculture Ministry official said.

Keywords: Indonesia, organic, The Organic Boom,
Last modified: 2010-06-04 03:04:57

"G20 countries need new sources of demand. The developing world has the potential, and it has the people," she said. "The G20 must recognize this and give development the central place it deserves in its agenda."

Recovering funds stolen through corruption, providing aid for trade and greater market access for poor countries to sell their goods and services in richer countries are other key priorities, the experts said.

The G-20, founded in 1999, evolved into a global crisis management forum with the 2008 collapse of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers and the resulting turmoil in financial markets. It now needs to set an agenda that will promote sustainable long-term global growth, said Asian Development Bank chief economist Jong-Wha Lee.

Keywords: World Bank meet: G20 agenda should add development,
Last modified: 2010-06-03 00:57:22

Some 5,000 West African farmers are reaping the rewards from a United Nations scheme aimed at helping them export produce to the growing organic food market in the industrialized world.

The $2.4 million UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) project has helped farmers in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone to meet the necessary certification and adapt to the required methods to grow and sell organic products, according to a FAO news release issued today.

Keywords: West African farmers receive boost from UN organic food exporting initiative, UN Daily News, FAO, UN food ang Agricultural Organization, organic food market, smallholder farmers, poor countries, organic
Last modified: 2010-06-03 00:34:06

As people world-wide are growing increasingly concerned about the quality of the food and the state of the environment, organic products are becoming ever more popular. The concept of organic agriculture is relatively new in Syria, however products farmed without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides and preservatives, as well as genetic modifications or hormones are appealing to all members of the society.

Keywords: Syria, Organic, United Nations, Institutional Development of Organic Agriculture in Syria, project, market possibilities
Last modified: 2010-06-03 00:36:18

The President's Cancer Panel report, released today, exhorts consumers to choose food grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, and growth hormones to help decrease their exposure to environmental chemicals that can increase their risk of contracting cancer. Organic products avoid the use of these chemicals.

Keywords: President's Cancel Panel urges consumers to demand organic, Rodale, report, Reducing cancer risk
Last modified: 2010-06-03 00:19:40

I often hear people say they can't grow roses without chemicals, and to them I say "phooey!" Actually, I say, "of course you can!" All it takes is a little intelligence, and really not much effort at all.

Keywords: Who Says You Can't Grow Roses Organically?, flowers, growing, organically, without chemicals
Last modified: 2010-06-03 00:16:10

... there is plenty of concrete evidence linking the chemicals used on our food (including carcinogens, hormone disruptors, and neurotoxins) to human health problems-even in small doses comparable to that found on food, in food, and around the home in common chemical bug and weed killers. In fact, earlier this month the President's (Obama) Cancer Panel cited emerging research and recommended Americans take the precautionary approach and start eating food grown without chemical pesticides, fertilizers, hormones, and antibiotics.

Keywords: Is Organic Food Healthier? The Answer Is Yes, Rodale, Press, How to go organic, ADHD,
Last modified: 2010-06-02 23:59:05

Children exposed to higher levels of a type of pesticide found in trace amounts on commercially grown fruit and vegetables are more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than children with less exposure, a nationwide study suggests.

Researchers measured the levels of pesticide byproducts in the urine of 1,139 children from across the United States. Children with above-average levels of one common byproduct had roughly twice the odds of getting a diagnosis of ADHD, according to the study, which appears in the journal Pediatrics.

Keywords: CNN.com, pesticides, study, linked, ADHD, children exposure, chemical agriculture
Last modified: 2010-05-10 01:11:21

The cleaning aisle at just about any supermarket is stocked with a dizzying array of options-and when it comes down to it, there are a lot of expensive, toxic, superfluous products crowding the market. Chances are, you already have one of the best, all-purpose cleaning agents in your pantry: white vinegar. As noted earlier, vinegar actually works as a great laundry booster, stripping away the chemical build-up that detergent leaves behind (and gets rid of clingy odors in the process). And beyond that, there are tons of other applications for the stuff around your home. Here, from vinegartips.com and frugalfun.com, 25 ideas for making the most of vinegar:

Keywords: cleaning with vinegar, vinegar tips, Shine, non-chemical, bebas kemia, cleaning,
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