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ecoholic

Photo: Ecoholic, a comprehensive guide to all things “eco-friendly”

This is a terrific book! In the words of Rick Smith (Executive Director, Environmental Defense): Ecoholic is “everything you need to make green, non-toxic, earth-friendly consumer choices.” This includes ORGANIC food and other organic products.

Example: Dr. Hauscka skin care products (mentioned in the book) are, according to Ecoholic author Adria Vaus, 100 percent certified organic. All Hauscka ingredients are, in addition, “grown in line with planetary rhythms and biodynamic principles.” For more about these products: Dr. Hauscka.

Ecoholic is available from any bookstore and/or local library. Check it out!

Posted by The Savvy Cartoonist.

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Planet Friendly

 Photo: Planet Friendly Canada logo

For everything Local & Organic check out Planet Friendly! This website is a gateway to everything organic in Canada and beyond.

Planet Friendly is an astonishingly comprehensive source of LINKS to all things “green and organic” You`ll find links to all things organic, food and farming, as well as many other planet friendly ways and means and organizations and events and educational opportunities. Questions like  “Why Local and Organic?”–“What’s in it for me?”–“What’s the big deal about organic?”–“How and where to buy organic?” are all answered in detail.

Definitely, Planet Friendly is a reference to bookmark on your computer.

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All these photos are created entirely from food! Organic, I hope. I’ve no idea who the artist might be. The photos are circulating emails today without a “credit.” If anyone knows the artist or

photographer’s name, let me know (in “Comments” below).

 

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eat bc logosheep logo 

Photos: (left) BC Farmers Market Logo; (right) an onlooker!

[Editor’s Note: Google “organic farming” and you’ll get 1,580,000 listings, more or less. What IS “organic farming”? Below is an excerpt from Wikipedia.]

WIKIPEDIA “Organic Farming”:

“Organic farming is a form of agriculture which excludes the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, plant growth regulators, livestock feed additives, and genetically modified organisms. As far as possible, organic farmers rely on crop rotation, green manure, compost, biological pest control, and mechanical cultivation to maintain soil productivity and control pests. 

Organic agricultural methods are internationally regulated and legally enforced by many nations, based in large part on the standards set by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, an international umbrella organization for organic organizations.”

Other “organic” links of interest include the BC Farmers Market (locations, events calendar), Certified Organic BC (Locations of all certified organic farms, standards information), Farm Folk City Folk (non-profit society that supports sustainable food systems) and Organic Consumers Association (food safety and sustainable farming news).

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From To Love and Feed People by Jo Ann Issenman, 1993.

“GO ORGANIC:

Organically grown apples contain fructose and complex carbohydrates….

Conventionally grown apples contain acephate, azinphos-methyl, BHC, captean, DDT, dicofol, parathion, naphthaleneacetimide, streptomycin and methyl bromide, clofentezine and sixty-nine other cancer-causing pesticides.”

[Editor’s Note: Good to know! Definitely something to keep IN mind, but OFF your apple!]

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