Everybody's Going Organic-Should You?

October 2006
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Oct2006, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p4
This article discusses the significant increase in consumer demand for organic foods and whether or not people should consider switching to organic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has created national standards for the certification of organic foods and products. Most consumers buy organic because they are concerned about the health effects of pesticides and other chemicals used in the production of foods and products. The article suggests some organic foods and products worth buying and others that aren't.


Related Articles

  • What That "Organic" Label Really Means.  // Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Oct2006, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p5 

    The article presents information about the labels for organic foods and products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides specific guidelines to help consumers decode the labels. Most organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products are given no antibiotics or growth hormones and most organic...

  • Organic Pesticides? Williams, Greg; Williams, Pat // Organic Gardening;Apr2007, Vol. 54 Issue 3., p44 

    The article discusses the selection and use of organic pesticides. Acceptable pesticide products carry the OMRI Listed® seal that shows compliance with the United States Dept. of Agriculture's National Organic Standards. Deciding which of the products may solve a particular problem without...

  • Organic Foods Don't Beat Conventional.  // National Hog Farmer Expert Blog;9/ 5/2012, p1 

    The article focuses on a research conducted by the Stanford University doctors revealing that there is no evidence to suggest that organic foods are more nutritious compared to conventional alternatives. However, the doctors revealed that organic foods may contain fewer pesticides and...

  • Team Nutrition: A Collaborative Approach. Freeman, Louise A. // Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior;Jan/Feb2002, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p61 

    Focuses on the use of team nutrition messages to encourage students and families to expand diet nutrition in the U.S. Increase intake of fruits, vegetables and grains for students; Promotion of the program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture team nutrition initiative; Improvement of the...

  • Organic Foods: Balancing Your Health With the Health of the Planet.  // Environmental Nutrition;Apr2006, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p3 

    The article provides practical advices on shopping for organic foods. When shopping for organic foods, it is suggested to buy organic foods that have the U.S. Department of Agriculture seal, a seal that means that the food has been grown, harvested and processed based on the national organic...

  • Untitled. Donaldson, Anita // Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker;2008, Issue 536, p4 

    The article discusses various reports published within the issue including one by James Hook and Ben Rose on practical ideas and options for spraying and another by David Braybrook and Trevor Wicks on choosing vineyard chemicals for greater efficacy.

  • UV-Spectrophotometric Determination of Acephate and Profenofos (organophosphate) Pesticides in Buffer Medium. Venugopal, N.V.S.; Sumalatha, B. // Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry;Apr2012, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p526 

    A simple UV-spectrophotometric method for the determination of acephate(O,S-dimethyl acetylphosphoramidothioate) and profenofos(O-(4-bromo-2-chlorophenyl) O-ethyl S-propyl phosphorothioate) pesticides in buffer media is described. World over organophosphate pesticides contribute significantly in...

  • The food pyramid: How to make it work for you.  // Consumer Reports on Health;Sep96, Vol. 8 Issue 9, p102 

    Discusses ways on how to properly use the Food Guide Pyramid introduced by the US Department of Agriculture to achieve healthy diet. Types of fiber; Difference between good oil and bad oil; Frequency of consuming certain food groups; Amount and number of servings.

  • Pyramid Power.  // Scholastic News -- Edition 4;5/16/2005, Vol. 67 Issue 24, p2 

    Looks at the new food pyramid released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in an effort to help people engage in healthy eating habits. Difference of the released pyramid to the old food pyramid; Description of the parts of the pyramid; Components of the pyramid.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics