Yearly Archives: 2017

  The dawn of agriculture began thus modestly one seed and species at a time. Agriculture and the taming of all-things-wild spread like a bushfire transforming human culture and the landscape. The very biodiversity of the planet was in peril as agriculture took hold and it’s taken us quite some time to look back. The […]

Biodiversity: Past and Future in Organic Farming

By Civil Eats BY ELIZABETH GROSSMAN Is organic food better for us? A growing number of scientific studies suggest that it is. And now, the latest evidence to support this claim is a new report from the European Parliament, written by scientists at universities across Europe, including one who is also a professor at Harvard. The […]

Can Organic Food Prevent a Public Health Crisis?

n 2010 Eosta sold the first boxes of organic sweet potatoes from the USA to Dutch health food stores; in 2017 the organic tubers, now coming from six different countries, are transported by the truckload to major retail chains such as ICA in Sweden and REWE in Germany, marked with Natural Branding laser tattoos. International […]

Organic sweet potatoes take off in Europe

The Relationship Between Organic Food, Pesticides and Health There are many valuable reasons to choose organically grown products, chief among them being the concern that the synthetic chemicals used in conventional farming may be detrimental to our personal health. It seems obvious: food raised without synthetic chemicals is cleaner and therefore healthier. But this is […]

The Relationship Between Organic Food, Pesticides and Health

A recent report by Technavio forecasted the packaged vegan foods market to grow approximately 11% per year between 2016-2020. According to lead analyst Manjunath Reddy, “a new wave of consumers, especially millennials… prefer vegan foods owing to their concern toward animal welfare and environment-friendly food products”. He went on to explain how veganism is growing […]

Packaged Vegan Foods Market Set to Grow Rapidly

New Wave of Medical Doctors Turn To Plant-Based Diets It was not so long ago that prescribing a plant-based diet as sound medical advice would have been disregarded and shunned by healthcare professionals and patients alike as useless hippy hogwash. Doctors would have been left out in the career cold for being so brazen as […]

New Wave of Medical Doctors Turn To Plant-Based Diets

Americans love to eat. Each person devours, on average, 1,996 lbs – or nearly a ton – of food per year. The enormous effort to satisfy that big appetite creates significant environmental impacts, from fertilizers leaching into our water supplies and overfishing to massive die-offs of bees from pesticides and habitat loss. Our eating habits […]

Will 2017 be the year we get serious about sustainable ...

Thracian Lowlands, Bulgaria | Best Wine Destinations 2017 Archaeological wonders combine with modern wines in a travel fantasyland. Located south of the Balkan Mountains, bounded by the Black Sea to the east and Greece to the south, Bulgaria’s Thracian Valley is considered by many historians to be one of the oldest winemaking regions in the […]

Thracian Lowlands, Bulgaria | Best Wine Destinations 2017

Five years ago, when Lankenau Medical Center was confronted with evidence that it was serving the unhealthiest county in Pennsylvania, the hospital decided to embrace the findings with an unconventional approach: building a half-acre organic farm on its campus to provide fresh produce to patients. The teaching and research hospital just outside Philadelphia was in […]

This Hospital Prescribes Fresh Food From Its Own Organic Farm