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Simi Summer, Ph.D., is an independent researcher and freelance writer. She is a strong proponent of organic consumer education and informed consumer choices.

Once Upon A Mattress: Organic Sweet Dreams

I had the unique pleasure of renting a luxury apartment under construction. The bed was not available at move-in, and three weeks later after...

EcoTherapy: Nature’s Answer to Urban Stress

How many hours have you spent sitting stuck in traffic commuting, transporting the kids to school, shopping and rushing to other appointments only to...

Tranquility Tips

Staying tranquil in today's fast paced world can be a challenge. To avoid a disturbance in equilibrium which could lead to chronic anxiety, high...

Boost Your Brain Power With Lecithin

Lecithin is a naturally occurring fatty acid that is said to play a major role in maintaining energy balance and supporting metabolic function. Important...

Stress and Your Health

Stress in the workplace has escalated to epidemic levels in the last 10 years costing U.S. employers close to $200 billion per year. Decreased...

The Business Success Equation for Natural and Organic

Business as usual can be a dog eat dog endeavor — characterized by "fierce competition" between major ballplayers who may be willing to harm...

GMOs Then and Now

Genetically modified organisms and foods were first developed forty years ago when a soil microbe called Agrobacterium tumefaciens was used to transfer foreign genes...

What’s New with Fair Trade

The number of socially conscious consumers is on the rise. Their shopping preferences comprise a good percentage of today's retail sales. As a result,...

Glyphosate Blues

Growing numbers of health conscious consumers are expressing concerns re the adverse health effects of glyphosate. Said to be the most widely used herbicide...

The Trouble With Strawberries

Wild strawberries! Small, red, sweet — the unforgettable flavor of summer. But after decades of cultivation, the berries seem to have lost the memory...