Posts Tagged ‘health’

Vote Yes on Proposition 37…Please!

California! We need you to set a wise example!

According to this alarming article, the current polls for Proposition 37 are locked in a dead heat! Voting YES would require foods purchased at grocery stores with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) be labeled as such. Don’t you want to know what lurks in your food?!

Read more about the legislation HERE and get out there, California compatriots. VOTE YES!

Let’s Celebrate Food Day!

Images from Food Day/Facebook

Today is Food Day – a day chosen to celebrate healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.

Visit the Food Day site to discover local events and to take the quiz that rates the environmental and health impact of your own diet. Is buying organic a question on that test? You betcha!

Eat real; eat organic!

We Don’t Waste Recognized as Influential

Congratulations to Scott VanDaele of We Don’t Waste for being nominated as one of Colorado’s Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals by ColoradoBiz Magazine! Grower’s Organic is proud to help support socially-conscious and revolutionary organizations, such as We Don’t Waste.

Pick up a copy of ColoradoBiz to see the complete listing of honorees and make sure to check out VanDaele and his mission to end hunger at We Don’t Waste!

Westword Promotes Grower’s Contest

Thank you, Westword, for getting the word out about our the Grower’s Organic Awards! The entries are streaming in but it’s not too late to mention your favorite utilization of organics.

Best Local Organic RESTAURANT

  • Award 1: Best use of seasonal organic products
  • Award 2: Most resourceful use of organics
  • Award 3: Most beneficial use of on-site organic garden

Best Organic GROCERS

  • Award 1: Best selection of organic produce available
  • Award 2: Most informative to consumers (provisions of organic recipes, organic knowledge, etc.)
  • Award 3: Best community involvement (by employees)

Best Organic GROWERS

  • Award 1: Most exotic item grown by organic farmers
  • Award 2: Exemplifies employee support
  • Award 3: Community involvement (educational aspects, field trip availability, etc.)

Submit all votes to awards@growersorganic.com

Nomination Deadline: September 24, 2012

2012 Dirty Dozen Plus Two More

The Environmental Working Group just published the 2012 Dirty Dozen, an annually updated list of the most toxic produce items due to pesticide contamination. Of course, we believe that everyone should eat everything organic but, if you have to start somewhere, start with this list.

2012 DIRTY DOZEN

  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Sweet Bell Peppers
  4. Peaches
  5. Strawberries
  6. Nectarines (Imported)
  7. Grapes
  8. Spinach
  9. Lettuce
  10. Cucumbers
  11. Blueberries (Domestic)
  12. Potatoes

With evidence of over 40 different pesticides found, apples lead the pack, just as they did last year. Sadly, EWG makes a special note to add green beans and leafy greens (kale, collard greens, etc) to the group. They don’t meet the technical criteria required of the Dozen but they’re so highly toxic, they deserved special consideration.

Want not to worry? BUY ORGANIC!