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Organics, Slow Food, & Sustainable Living

There's lots of reasons to buy organic and local. Simply, it's better for the planet and better for people. Here is the where, what, why, and how to incorporate more organic foods into your lifestyle.
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Where to Buy Organic Foods Online
Are you looking for the best places to buy organic foods online? If you don't have a neighborhood natural food store or a grocer that has an organic section, it can be difficult to find some organic food products. Even if you are lucky enough to have a nearby shop, buying online can save you a lot of money not to mention the convenience. Many of the stores listed here also have deals on shipping. Here is a list of some of my favorite internet shops to find organic ingredients for cooking.

Home Aquaponics
The aquaponic method of growing food, for the most part, has been relegated to large commercial companies and universities. Right now, however, two entrepreneurs - Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Valez - are trying to change that. They've come up with a way for everyone to have a aquaponic sytem in their own home. Names sound familiar? Nikhil and Alejandro are the creative geniuses behind Back to the Roots, the grow it yourself mushroom kit in a box.

Top Ten Sustainable Seafood Choices
Choosing sustainable seafood means the seafood is harvested in a way that doesn't harm other sea creatures or harm the ecosystem where it is found. The species aren't overfished so they can be enjoyed by future generations. This benefits chefs, the consumer, fisherman and the environment. This is my Top Ten list of ecofriendly seafood choices...

Sustainable Seafood for the Eco-Conscious Cook
Nearly all seafood is affected in some way by humans whether it be overfishing or pollution. Can we as consumers do anything to stop declining fish populations? The answer is a definite yes. Besides ending uncontrolled polluting of the ocean, we can shift consumption of threatened species to more sustainable ones.

What's in Season - April Fruits, Vegetables, and other Foods
Cooking with the seasons means choosing fruits and vegetables that are at the peak of freshness and flavor. Buying locally grown produce is the best.

What's in Season - November Foods
A list of what fruits and vegetables are in season in November.

White House Kitchen Garden Becomes Reality
On March 19, 2009 Michelle Obama, with the help of some local schoolchildren, broke ground on the South Lawn for the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt's victory garden during World War II.

What's In Season? - October Foods
A list of what fruits and vegetables are in season in October.

Ways to Make Your Kitchen Eco-Friendly
Everyone knows they're suppose to recycle. But what are some other ways to make your kitchen eco-friendly. Here is a list of ten easy ideas to help the environment, many that you can do right now.

Top 12 Fruits and Vegetables You Should Buy Organic
There's lots of reasons to buy organic. The USDA's own tests show that most non-organic produce contain residual pesticides even after washing. The long term effects of consuming these pesticides has not been sufficiently studied, but they can't be good for you. Here is a list of the fruits and vegetables most contaminated and which you...

Heritage Turkeys
Learn about heritage turkeys, and find out where to buy these flavorful birds online for your Thanksgiving feast.

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What's in Season in June
'Cooking with the Seasons' means using local produce that is in season at the time you're preparing your meal. Here are the best fruits and vegetables in June.

What's in Season in June
'Cooking with the Seasons' means using local produce that is in season at the time you're preparing your meal. Here are the best fruits and vegetables in June.

What's in Season in June
'Cooking with the Seasons' means using local produce that is in season at the time you're preparing your meal. Here are the best fruits and vegetables in June.

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