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Tag: Organic

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Kombucha: Digestive and Anti-Cancer Elixir?

28 November, 2016 No Comments

Each week, there seem to be new products appearing on our supermarkets shelves… it can be really difficult to know which ones have actual health benefits, and which ones should be avoided. To save you from having to do the research, let’s have a look at kombucha together, the various health effects attributed to it […]

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Launch of the campaign to “Demand Labelling” for GMOs in Quebec

25 April, 2016 No Comments

Vigilance OGM is pleased to announce the launch Demand Labelling, a campaign for mandatory labelling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Quebec. The campaign will empower the people of Quebec to demand the right to know where GMOs are on their plates and to contribute to make Quebec the first province in Canada, and the […]

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Organic Week – September 19 to 27

8 September, 2015 No Comments

September 19 to 27 is Organic Week, Canada’s largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products. Hundreds of retail locations participate in organic promotions, while over 200 community-level events are held across the country. Events include everything from pickling workshops to recipe contests, farm tours, or organic food and drink tastings.

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Top 10 Reasons to Support Fair Trade

4 May, 2015 No Comments

Fair trade is an organized social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. Here are 10 good reasons to support this movement.

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Foods That You Should Always Buy Organic

13 April, 2015 No Comments

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health, has published the 2015 version of their Shoppers’ Guide to Pesticides in Produce. Their results are based on chemical tests carried out by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and take into account how people typically wash […]

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GMO Apples developed in B.C. approved for sale in U.S.

17 February, 2015 No Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is OK for two varieties of genetically engineered non-browning apples to be sold in the United States. The apples will be marketed as Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden by Okanagan Specialty Fruits, based in Summerland, British Columbia. These apples are modified versions of Granny Smith and Golden Delicious, […]

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10 Companies Control Almost Everything We Eat

18 January, 2015 No Comments

Did you know that ten of the world’s most powerful food and beverage companies control nearly everything we buy at the grocery store? Their names are not all widely known by the consumers, but their brands are present in almost each and every home. With a combined annual revenue of about US$430 billions, these giants […]

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Eating organic food reduces your exposure to pesticides by 90%

18 September, 2014 No Comments

In 2006, the University of Washington conducted a study on 23 children who were made to follow an organic diet. After a few days, all traces of pesticides had disappeared from their urine. These traces quickly resurfaced at their original levels when they switched back to a traditional diet…

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Eating local (and organic, if possible) to enjoy fruits and vegetables at their best

Several factors influence the vitamin and mineral content in fruits and vegetables: place of cultivation, climatic conditions, time of harvest, etc. These products begin to lose nutrients once they are picked and this loss continues depending on the length and conditions of transport and storage. What’s more, some fruits and vegetables are often picked before […]

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Robots to replace the bees?

In case you haven’t seen it yet, I suggest you check out the latest hard-hitting campaign video of Greenpeace, the environmental organization. To get us to react against the decline of bees, they’ve imagined what agriculture might look like if pollinators were to disappear. Surprisingly, this bit of misleading advertising is not so far removed […]

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How to wash fruits and vegetables to get rid of pesticides

Before sinking your teeth into fruits and vegetables, be sure to clean them thoroughly to completely remove all dust and dirt, and also to get rid of, at least partly, pesticides present on the surface. If you cannot follow  of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to completely avoid fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide […]

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Are you a flexitarian?

Have you come across the word “flexitarian”? Maybe you are a flexitarian and don’t even know it! As the term suggests, flexitarians practice “flexible” vegetarianism, because although they eat fruits and vegetables, legumes, cereals, eggs and dairy products, they may also occasionally consume meat or fish.