A public discussion, "Why Are We Eating GMO Food: Its Health and Environmental Consequences" will be presented by Down to Earth ALL VEGETARIAN Organic & Natural on Wednesday June 8, 2011, at the Moiliili Community Center Room #105, behind Down to Earth at 2525 S. King St., Honolulu.
A panel presentation and Q&A will be held from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, followed by "Call-to-Action" groups 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Attendance is free ...
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As the organic movement gains traction, more and more people are likely to wash and peel their non-organic produce to minimize exposure to dangerous pesticides. Many articles on organic foods list the "dirty dozen" - foods that should be purchased organic whenever possible because of high pesticide residues and “the clean fifteen.” - foods with the least amount of pesticide residue. It's important to arm yourself with this knowledge so you can protect your family even on a limited budget. However, it's equally important to remember that the dangers caused by these pesticides don't stop at the peel ...
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Some of us may not be very concerned about eating organic. Heck, with today's busy lifestyle, it's a challenge just to get enough fruits and vegetables in our diet. However, there is a special group of people who may need to eat organic as much as possible. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) infants and children may be especially sensitive to the health risks posed by pesticides. One of the reasons for their vulnerability, the EPA says, is that their internal organs are still developing and maturing. Another reason is that in relation to their body weight, children eat and drink more than adults do, which increases their exposure to pesticides. Also, children's exposure to pesticides is increased because of their tendency to put objects in their mouths, and to play on lawns, floors, etc. ...
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“It is vitally important that we can continue to say, with absolute conviction, that organic farming delivers the highest quality, best-tasting food, produced without artificial chemicals or genetic modification, and with respect for animal welfare and the environment, while helping to maintain the landscape and rural communities.”
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales -From a speech by HRH The Prince of Wales at the 1998 Soil Association Organic Food Awards, The Savoy Hotel, London
For your cooking delight we are bringing you our monthly cooking class recipes:
Feature! Raw Chocolate Truffles
Additional tasty recipes:
Roasted Papaya and Veggies
Maple & Tahini Cookies
Raw Chocolate Pudding