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Another Reason to Eat Organic – Higher Levels of Antioxidants in Onions

When people ask why they should be eating organic, there are several answers.

First, organic prohibits the use of super-toxic pesticides, such as glyphosate.

Not only is glyphosate the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup and the most widely-used chemical in the world, but the State of California has said that glyphosate causes cancer!

Even more shocking is that 93% of Americans have tested positive for glyphosate. So, we need to be doing everything we can to avoid ingesting this dangerous chemical.

Second, by shopping for organic, you are supporting farmers who are doing the right thing and are not poisoning our water supply.

Lastly, when you purchase organic, you are getting a nutritionally superior product. As such, consumers are absolutely mistaken if they simply compare the price of organic food vs. conventional food. They are just not the same thing.

Previous studies have shown that organic offers higher levels of omega 3-s and lower amounts of cadmium, but now there is a new study which says that organic offers higher levels of antioxidants.

As reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists in Ireland reported that organic onions had higher levels of antioxidants and flavonols when compared to conventionally-grown onions.

The researchers said that the “differences were primarily due to different soil management practices used in organic agriculture.” This is further validation that how the soil is treated has a direct impact on nutritional value.

And while we have seen several other studies in the past which have proven that organic offers superior antioxidant activity, such as the ones with strawberries and tomatoes, what is quite notable about this report is the length of the study — six years.

This study on onions is just more proof that organic is the best choice, and people who continue to purchase conventional are getting what they pay for — an inferior piece of food.

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What is Regenerative Organic Certified and Why it Could Become the New Gold Standard in Organic

If you are a consumer or participant in the organic industry, something new is set to hit the marketplace that you absolutely want to know about, and it is called the Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC).

Started by three organizations — Patagonia, Dr. Bronner’s and Rodale Institute — the certification aims to raise the bar for what organic represents.

But contrary to what one might believe, it is not a substitution for the USDA organic seal. Instead, it adds onto the USDA organic seal and is referred to as an “add-on” label. The USDA organic seal is a requirement, or a baseline, in order for a company to receive the ROC certification.

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Why Tradin Organic is Prioritizing Regenerative Organic Farming

At Tradin Organic, we believe that regenerative organic farming is key to growing healthy and nutritious food ingredients — for now and for future generations.

And in Sierra Leone, we have grown the world’s first Regenerative Organic Certified cacao.

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The FDA/USDA/EPA launch a GMO Website, But the Bigger Plan is Much More Worrisome

This post originally appeared in Organic Insider. If you would like to receive Organic Insider every other Wednesday, you can sign up for it HERE.

If consumers are seeking fair and balanced information about GMOs, they certainly will not find it on the new FDA/USDA/EPA website called Feed Your Mind.

This site is part of the Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative, which was funded by Congress, and is intended “to share science-based information that educates, informs and broadens understanding about agricultural biotechnology for consumers.”

Not surprisingly, it presents a very one-sided view of GMOs.

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