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Where can I find organic GMO food?

I'd rather buy organic food, but GMO and organic seem to be inseparable. Ignoring the question of whether GMO, organic, or any combination of these are good/bad for one's health, where can I find organic GMO food? I'd like to support biotechnology and genetic engineering, but not be subjected to pesticides.
posted by vixsomnis on Jul 8, 2015 - 8 answers

Too many greens

I just got a CSA box full of 6 different types of greens. Four to five pounds of fresh greens is a lot for a single person to eat in a few days! I have about 3 days to cook or eat them before they will start to spoil. While I am skilled enough in the kitchen, I don't cook greens very often so I am stumped on what to do with them. How can I prepare these so that I am not wasting food? I am looking for delicious, easy recipes that can combine as many as possible into a single dish. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by KMoney on May 24, 2015 - 37 answers

Spraying our yard for ticks: yea or nay? And chemical or organic?

We have a small back yard that backs up into some woods. I’ve seen deer in the neighborhood (not in our yard though), and there are definitely mice, bunnies, chipmunks, squirrels, and neighborhood cats and dogs that can be seen roaming our property. We’re thinking of getting the back sprayed for ticks, esp. for the sake of our one year old. Is that overkill? And if we spray, do organics work, or do we need to go chemical? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 4, 2015 - 12 answers

Where are the ethical, affordable and well fitting clothes?

I want to buy some new clothes and I'm keen to do this ethically, so organic cotton and fair trade. I'd also like to do this without breaking the bank. When I search online, I can quickly find affordable, ethical t-shirts, but struggle to find any jeans, shirts or v-necks that are ethical and not designer-label priced. Are my Google skills lacking, and if so where do you purchase your clothes from, or is there a reason why clothes that are organic/fair trade also come with designer price tags? [more inside]
posted by jonrob on Apr 10, 2015 - 20 answers

WWOOF Exchanges: What to expect?

I am very curious about WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) exchanges, as a prospective volunteer for short-term periods of time. Before I spend $40 to become a member, can anyone who has worked with WWOOF (either as a volunteer or as a host, but especially as a volunteer) shed light on what to expect? What to do versus what not to do? I'm in the US and will probably want to first consider locations here, but am by no means looking to rule out opportunities abroad! [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Feb 20, 2015 - 8 answers

Psychosomatic anxiety about nonorganic produce??

I have hormonal imbalances like crazy, mostly related to PCOS (with some bonuses). I feel better when I eat organic vs. nonorganic, could this be possible, or am I psyching myself out? [more inside]
posted by Kestrelxo on Jan 21, 2015 - 24 answers

Organic and Unflavored Lip Balm

I'm looking for organic and unflavored lip balms that are available for purchase in Canada. The organic part is very important and by unflavored I mean no fruity flavors (mint flavor is fine, but nothing is preferred). I've checked other posts on lip balms, but a lot of the suggestions do not seem to be organic or the products do not ship to Canada. So far my list consists of Burt's Bees and Dr. Bronner.
posted by Robocat on Dec 12, 2014 - 13 answers

Font to replace Papyrus?

Looking for a typeface for a wellness/holistic medicine practice. I know that Papyrus font is a cliche, but it's an effective visual shorthand for this kind of business. Are there other fonts that are less overused, but would still convey or fit with that vibe of green, organic, holistic, natural? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Aug 24, 2014 - 15 answers

Gardening on a non-profit budget...

I'm now in charge of a non-profit greenhouse that utilizes the square foot gardening method. How can I closely replicate Mel's Mix without breaking the bank? (And other greenhouse gardening advice happily accepted within!) [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame on Aug 14, 2014 - 10 answers

Is my catmint poisonous to my yard?

Should I throw out the catmint I got from Lowes? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jul 3, 2014 - 9 answers

What are some tips for the beginner gardener?

I am a complete novice to gardening but would like to start a vegetable garden for this spring/summer. I work a low income job so I need to do things on the cheap. I'm looking for suggestions or tips I haven't read online. [more inside]
posted by Aranquis on Jan 27, 2014 - 19 answers

Does organic produce taste better than conventional?

The other day I bought some yellow bell peppers at my local grocery store at a discount. When I went to cook them, I noticed they had a much stronger flavor than I expected, which was more complex and tastier to boot. When I looked at the little sticker that was on them I saw that they were labeled organic. I was cutting up some conventionally farmed green peppers at the same time, and compared to the yellow ones they barely had any flavor at all, and a very superficial flavor at that. [more inside]
posted by sam_harms on Jan 22, 2014 - 31 answers

Tastes of the Midwest: Grocery Edition

I work with a small retailer of non-perishable foodstuffs (among other things). Niche and one-of-a-kind product lines—local/craft/boutique, organic, gluten-free, etc.—do quite well here, and we'd like to carry more of the same. [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck on Dec 27, 2013 - 7 answers

Big Apple Juice: where's a good French cider selection in NYC?

I'm looking for a merchant in NYC who sells a good selection of French sparkling hard dry ciders (from Normandy and Brittany). Also great if said merchant has more diverse hard cider options (UK or Scandinavian etc.) [more inside]
posted by spitbull on Dec 6, 2013 - 14 answers

Is it worth it to spring for certified organic vanilla?

Are vanilla beans typically or ever grown with commercial pesticides or fertilizers? Assuming you prefer certified organic stuff when possible, are vanilla beans worth getting organic? [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Jul 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Tell me about your WWOOFing experiences in the United States.

I have some experience in working with the organizational end of local agriculture/produce, but am thinking I would like more hands on farming experience and am a point in my life where the idea of WWOOfing sorta makes sense. Have you done it? How did you know you picked the right farms? Tell me anything and everything. Links to useful resources other than the main WWOOF website? [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on Jun 17, 2013 - 4 answers

Best practices for eating organic, minus the bugs

I get organic produce from either a local Whole Foods or farmer's market, and some items (especially lettuces) come with a fair share of bugs. I totally prefer this to ingesting a bunch of pesticides, but I would like to minimize my bug contact/ingestion as much as possible. Specific questions within. [more inside]
posted by annekate on Jun 5, 2013 - 15 answers

Grocery Budget for a Whole-Foods loving family

We're a family of four with two girls, ages 5 and almost 2. Need to keep grocery budget around 100/week. We like to buy organic fruits, veggies, and milk. How do you do it? Examples, lists, all helpful. [more inside]
posted by percor on May 23, 2013 - 31 answers

Composting for Dummies

I'd like to start composting... I think. I am lazy and I am worried about vermin. What style of composter do I need? Any special tips for buying/getting started with a system? [more inside]
posted by nkknkk on May 6, 2013 - 15 answers

Load Up for Down Cape

I am traveling to Wellfleet , Cape Cod for a week this Saturday. I would like to do a lot of cooking for my aging mother and need to do a healthy shopping on the way from Logan Airport. I would go into Boston to Whole Circus and Trader Joes, but it is not really on the way. Where can I go for a good grocery shop, preferably with a decent organic selection, that is in between Logan and Wellfleet, MA Thanks!
posted by silsurf on Jan 30, 2013 - 9 answers

Organic palm oil? Organic soya?

What does it mean for palm oil and soya to be 'organically farmed'? Is it ethical to buy products with organic palm oil in? (I know that in general palm oil is bad news and I try to avoid it.) [more inside]
posted by daisyk on Jan 18, 2013 - 8 answers

Looking for organic cotton shirts in the UK

I am looking for somewhere online (or in Edinburgh) that sells men's organic cotton long sleeve formal shirts with no pattern, ideally slim fit in a 15inch collar. They need to be shipping from the UK, or the EU in a pinch, I really don't want to order from the US. I know, this might be impossibly specific, but I figured after an hour of fruitless google it's worth asking the hive mind.
posted by stillnocturnal on Jan 14, 2013 - 5 answers

Is Soy Milk safe for my daughter?

Is it safe for my little girl to drink soy milk? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Nov 14, 2012 - 31 answers

Where to buy shade-grown organic coffee?

Coffee drinkers! Can you help me source shade-grown organic coffee (I'm not interested in certification, but rather in those principles) from a US roaster that will roast and ship to me within 24 hours? Your personal recommendations only, please. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Oct 31, 2012 - 16 answers

Apricot moisturizers?

Where can I find natural apricot moisturizer and/or soap? [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Oct 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Healthy, ethical, sustainable dog food?

We're looking for healthy, environmentally-friendly, non-factory-farm-supporting dog food -- any brands or ideas? [more inside]
posted by RedMapleWhiteOak on Aug 7, 2012 - 13 answers

How bountiful is your CSA?

Participants in CSA/Community Supported Agriculture/local farm cropshares-- on average, how much produce does your regular share contain? How does the overall cost stack up against retail veggie pricing? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jul 28, 2012 - 31 answers

Beautiful Permaculture Yards in 30 minutes or less per week

My suburban yard began as a permaculture project but is overrun with invasive grass. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by diode on Jul 1, 2012 - 10 answers

How long will this lettuce likely last?

I'm growing an organic garden with a friend this year. This morning, we harvested lots of salad greens and I took a paper bag of them home. They have not been washed, and they are in the paper bag sitting inside my fridge in the crisper drawer. How many days do you think it is likely they will last? Is there anything I can do to keep it fresh longer?
posted by long haired child on Jun 10, 2012 - 9 answers

now the $6/gallon organic milk isn't good enough either.

Gross food safety/parenting issue of the day: I am freaking out about extra estrogen getting into my daughters' diet via cow's milk, as detailed in this article. My family has a propensity towards early puberty anyway and I really don't want to put my daughters at even more risk for this. My toddler drinks a LOT of milk -- she's a fussy eater and it's the only thing she always wants. I buy organic milk, but as far as I know the organic regs do not address the issue of whether the cows are kept pregnant. Do you know of any sources in the SF bay area for milk that isn't from pregnant cows? [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes on Jun 9, 2012 - 22 answers

What, if anything, can you tell me about these strawberries?

Can you tell whether these strawberries are organic? Also, are they stolen? [more inside]
posted by désoeuvrée on May 11, 2012 - 23 answers

How to break land?

We have an 1 acre field of grass and a few other plants like dandelions etc. We want to turn it into a garden of heirloom and "open pollinated" food, in an effort to reduce our footprint as well as feed our family and others. The question I have is what is the best way to "break" the ground the first time. [more inside]
posted by mrgroweler on May 11, 2012 - 21 answers

Help me find a well-researched book on the organic food movement

Looking for a thoughtfully-researched book about organic food and/or breast cancer as a Mother's Day gift [more inside]
posted by alygator on May 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Organic chemistry reaction/reagent database for a student?

I'm studying for my organic chemistry I final exam and I'm looking for some sort of searchable database of reactions and reagents to help me solve problems. [more inside]
posted by sunnichka on Apr 21, 2012 - 12 answers

All of the productivity, none of the hyperhydrosis or raised heart rate?

How do I replicate the motivational mindset I have while on Adderall when I'm sober? [more inside]
posted by bumpjump on Apr 12, 2012 - 28 answers

Organic Nuts and Seeds Quality

What's a good online/mailorder source for organic nuts and seeds? A google search turns up a few results, but it doesn't give you an objective look at the quality and freshness of their product. Any experiences you could share? [more inside]
posted by parallax7d on Apr 4, 2012 - 4 answers

How do I use compost tea in my indoor garden?

How can I best use "compost tea" on my potted herbs (and what should I avoid)? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Mar 28, 2012 - 5 answers

Holistic, beautiful, affordable retreat in nature for the Breast Cancer threatened

After scary "you may have breast cancer" tests over the last year and a winter of too much flu and allergy-induced misery, I need a long-weekend getaway to a beautiful, allergen-free or almost free retreat in our majestic country. For a very affordable price. I feel like I need physical and emotional healing and restoration on this trip. I like restorative (or Iyengar) yoga, organic food, massage, hikes/walks outside, swimming in warm water, etc. I want to be around DOWN TO EARTH, interesting (not spooky spiritual) healing people. In a lovely place. I can do a house swap or retreat swap and a barter thing - I have good massage therapy skills and license....and a charming place in a hip village in a cool-to-visit city with a lovely guest room to rent. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by sleeping beauty on Feb 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Where can I buy organic tobacco in Vancouver?

Is there a shop in Vancouver, BC that will sell me organic tobacco for cigarettes? [more inside]
posted by Alex Voyd on Jan 14, 2012 - 5 answers

The Mystery of the vanished Costco organic peanut butter

Costco's Kirkland Brand organic peanut butter. It has disappeared from Costco and is apparently discontinued. Why oh why has this occurred? [more inside]
posted by Ginesthoi on Oct 12, 2011 - 22 answers

Questions for the crunchy.

Looking for good (i.e., valid, not just feel-good) natural/organic health and beauty resources - blogs, websites, or books. Asked another way, the facial oil cleansing method and its equivalents seem great! But do they actually work, and where can I learn more? [more inside]
posted by xaire on Sep 7, 2011 - 6 answers

The Mother of All Whole Oat Groats Questions

F@cking Oat Groats! How do they work? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Aug 24, 2011 - 5 answers

O (malt) barley, where art thou?

Where in Pennsylvania can I find malt barley seed? A friend and new brewer wants to grow his own barley, but prefers to source it locally and organically. My barley fu fails. [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Jun 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Organic Moo or Regular Moo?

Organic milk: what is the benefit? [more inside]
posted by bq on Jun 5, 2011 - 50 answers

The more aphids, the higher the quality?

Does buying produce labeled organic mean I am also down for buying food that is covered in dirt and bugs? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Jun 3, 2011 - 21 answers

Does University Philippines at Diliman offer organic chemistry lab?

Does University Philippines at Diliman offer Organic Chemistry Lab? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on May 25, 2011 - 8 answers

Please note the epic self-control exhibited in not titling this question "Where's the Beef?"

Where can I buy awesome organic grass-fed beef in NYC? [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on May 18, 2011 - 18 answers

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Why do you have to ferment liquid fertilizers made from comfrey/nettle? [more inside]
posted by leigh1 on May 10, 2011 - 3 answers

In what warm foreign country can I take Organic Chemistry for pre-med?

In what warm foreign country can I take organic chemistry for pre-med? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on May 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Is organic food really better for you?

Is there a scientific consensus—ideally based on controlled, peer-reviewed, longitudinal, independently replicated studies—that an organic diet is healthier than a non-organic diet? [more inside]
posted by ixohoxi on Apr 21, 2011 - 22 answers

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