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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.

Who’s Got the Last Laugh Now?

Abraham Lincoln was famous for saying "Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” This suggests that when...

Increased Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Linked to Increased Psychological Well-Being

Who would have thought that a generous serving of your favorite fruits and vegetables would actually increase your sense of psychological well-being? Researchers are...

Survey Shows Organic on the Rise

According to the Organic Trade Association organic food sales have now reached $40 billion annually, accounting for approximately 5% of the total U.S. food...

Glyphosate And Your Health

In recent years, the World Health Organization classified glyphosate (the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup) as a probable carcinogenic. This statement was backed...

“A New Vision for Iowa Food and Agriculture” by Francis Thicke,...

Increasing consumer interest in food purity, ecology and environmental protection support the ongoing timeliness of Frances Thicke's book "A New Vision for Iowa Food...

As You Sow, So Shall You Reap

It is a common understanding in physics that for every action there is an equal and opposite re-action. This is Newton's Third Law of...

Spotlight on Japan’s Health Products Market

According to the World Health Organization, Japan is a world leader in the categories of health and longevity. With a high level of awareness...

Baby It’s Cold Outside

The wind chill is 30 below and you need physiological resilience and strong immunity to meet the non-stop demands of your day. Whether a...
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Essential Minerals for Good Health

As nationwide programs including My Plate and Fruits & Veggies – More Matters continue to emphasize the importance of a nutritious diet full of...
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Woodman, Spare That Tree

I recently witnessed a small tree being cut down in a very uncaring manner. It was still alive and thriving. Apparently, someone feared that...