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Eating organic isn’t always healthier

Eating organic isn’t always healthier

Jake Fredericks

September 17, 2013

Shopping organically has been the trend among younger generations filled with the idea that organic products have higher nutritional value than their conventional counterparts. New York Times best-selling author and “locavore,” (someone who eats locally grown or produced food) poster boy, Michael Pollan, urges that consumers move “beyond the barcode.” ...

Don’t hesitate to go ‘green’

Julio Alberto Cruz

May 9, 2011

If you don't like the terms going "green," eco-friendly, environmentally-friendly, earth-friendly or any other way you spin it, it's simply judt about taking care of the environment and ourselves. It's not about money, even though the rest of the world is. Because of this frugal and money-...

O!burger offers a delicious taste of organic

Brian De Los Santos

April 21, 2011

The concoction of toasted or grilled buns, juicy red tomatoes, freshly cut lettuce, onions, ketchup, mustard and, most importantly, a beef patty, is recognized as the all-American food staple. O!burger accomplishes the savory task in a fresh way: everything they serve is strictly organic and all-n...

Ten reasons to go organic

Julio Alberto Cruz

March 24, 2011

Before listing the ten reasons, let's define what is organic and why buy. First, do not see "organic" as a brand, some people, from observation, look for organic products just because it seems like the "new" trend, but that is not and should not be the case. Though it helps organic growth and production...

So many organic, Fair Trade certification labels

Julio Alberto Cruz

February 28, 2011

There has been a few friends, relatives, even strangers, asking me what type of certification label should they look for on products, like chocolates, coffee, energy bars, etc. It seems like an easy answer, though as I caught myself responding to their questions, they had follow up questions that...

Spend green on Black Friday and go green

Aimee Lastrella

November 18, 2010

Black Friday is looming its ugly head over our wallets and our inner materialist. I, for one, love shopping. But what I hate is the guilt I feel after thinking about all the damage I did to the world (and my bank account!) after my splurge of purchases. I'm talking about the receipt paper, the plastic...

Getting to know your ‘green’ community businesses

Julio Alberto Cruz

September 21, 2010

This past Sunday, the Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce held its first Sustainability Summit, providing several topics on going, being and moving to a ‘green’ lifestyle, but only as consumers but as a community. One thing is for sure when it comes to sustainable businesses. It is about the 3Ps - ...

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