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15,000 units of private label organic basil recalled

Organic basil, packaged for multiple private labels (packaged and sold under name of the store), has been recalled by Shenandoah Growers because of Cyclospora. The recall comprises 15,000 units representing nearly 10 different private labels. In total, there are 19 recalled private label organic basil products.

The recall was initiated…

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Organic elderberries recalled over salmonella concerns

Consumers that recently purchased organic elderberries from Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. should be aware that a voluntary recall has been issued for them. The recall is due to the potential presence of salmonella. The organic elderberries were sold under the brand name “Natural Grocers” and came in 4…

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USDA goes on the attack against organic food fraud

Greed. It’s what takes something that should be a benefit for the whole of society like organic foods, and instead leads to widespread fraud. We’re less than a year removed from what was the first case of its kind. Randy Constant, a farmer in Missouri, was sentenced to more than…

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Kore Organic Watermelon CBD Oil recalled due to high levels of lead

If you’re one of the nearly 5 million Americans that say they use cbd oil on a daily basis, you’re going to want to double check the brand and flavor. Summitt Labs has issued a voluntary recall of their Kore Organic Watermelon CBD Oil after it was found to contain…

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Do we need organic blue jeans? No, but that’s never stopped us before.

Organic strawberries? Sure. Organic apples? Makes sense. Organic blue berries? Of course. Organic blue jeans? Wait, what? It’s true. All of it. Thanks to a company called Taylor Stitch, 100 percent organic selvedge jeans are now a thing.

Taylor Stitch wanted to recreate their famous line of blue jeans originally…

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Women now have an organic option for that time of the month

Proctor & Gamble, the company behind Tampax and Always, has introduced its first line of organic tampons. The new line of eco-friendly, organic tampons will be known as Pure.

The new line of tampons will be made using only organic cotton, are “free of dyes, fragrances, and chlorine bleaching, and…

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So you want to eat organic? Here are the organic foods you should be eating.

If 2019 is the year you’ve finally decided to commit to only eating organic, well you’re in luck. This week, Parade.com has a list of foods from experts that you should be eating if you want to commit to an organic diet.

Before we dive in, what exactly makes food…

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Toxic sunscreen alternatives

As the temperatures rise and we begin to spend more hours of the day outdoors, so does the need for sunscreen. In the state of Florida alone, more than 8,000 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year. That’s higher than any other state in the Union.

Before you…

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Lifelong farmer says we should all be buying organic foods

Rudy Arredondo isn’t just the founder and president of the National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association, he’s a lifelong farmer. He’s also a farmer that believes we Americans should be eating organic foods instead of those treated by pesticides.

Mr. Arredondo’s work as a farmer began at the age…

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Is growing organic food actually harming the Earth more than helping it?

“Good initiative, bad judgement.” This is a phrase that’s used to describe an action by someone that’s intended to do good, but actually ends up causing harm. Could this apply to our infatuation with “going organic”?

Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden recently found that “organically farmed peas…

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