U.S. organic standards are ostensibly designed to allow natural substances in organic farming while prohibiting synthetic substances. But what substances and additives are allowed and what is prohibited?
Category: Natural Foods
Natural Blue Food Dye Approved by FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reportedly approved a natural blue food dye that is derived from butterfly pea flower extract.
Organic Food Linked with Enhanced Fluid Intelligence: Study
The results of a new study indicate that organic food intake is associated with better scores on tests of fluid intelligence (ability to solve novel reasoning problems) and working memory (ability of the brain to retain new information while it is needed in the short term)
How Do You Know? Identifying Unprocessed, Minimally Processed, Processed and Ultra-Processed Foods
How to identify ultra-processed foods, processed foods, minimally processed foods and unprocessed foods using the NOVA four classifications of food system.
Organic Meat Safer than Conventional Meat: Study
According to a new study meat that is certified organic is less likely to be contaminated with bacteria that can sicken people compared to conventionally produced meat.
Organic Food Contaminated by Ghosts of Pesticides Past
Scientists have discovered another threat to the purity of organic food from organic farms: the ghosts of pesticides past.
10 Tips for Eating Clean on a Budget
Here are ten tips for eating foods that allow for a diet free of unwanted additives while still staying within a budget.
New Parents Buy Healthier Foods. If They are Well Monied.
A new consumer data tracking study has uncovered a trend to eat more fresh, whole foods among people who have become new parents. But not all new parents. The trend to eat more healthy foods only applied to people in middle- and high-income brackets. The working poor and poor showed no such shift to healthier diets after becoming new parents.
Happiness Linked with Healthy Food: Study
Though it was published two years ago, the results of a trial study reported in the mainstream media just today … More
Organic food prices decrease as consumer demand increases
Good news finally on the organic food cost front. As more consumers are demanding organic food (sales of organic goods … More