Food Production & Health
- Q What is organic farming?
Daphne Oz, Health EducationOver the past couple of years, we've been hearing more and more about organic farming. As the organic movement gains ground, it would be helpful to know a bit about what it means and why it might be better for our health than conventional growing... Full Answer
- Q How can I buy organic food on a budget?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyNo longer relegated to the “natural” section of the grocery store, organic foods have become mainstream, making it easier than ever to include organic foods in your cart while still sticking to a budget. Here are my favorite... Full Answer
- Q What does USDA Certified Organic mean?
Kate Geagan, Nutrition & DieteticsOf all the seals, this is the most rigorous, as it’s a national program overseen by the USDA. Products with this label must be produced without the use of antibiotics, hormones, genetic engineering, radiation, or synthetic pesticides or... Full Answer
- Q What are the benefits of organic farming practices?
Dr. Michael T Murray, Naturopathic MedicineOrganic farming practices work to preserve and protect the environment by maintaining a restorative and sustainable bio system, which improves soil quality, preserves water purity, encourages biodiversity, and, by nourishing the soil, produces plants... Full Answer
- Q What does it mean when a label says "organic"?
Cheryl Tallman, Nutrition & DieteticsMany stores are stocking their shelves with organically processed foods. In order to make it easier to shop for organic products, the USDA has defined special labeling: "100% Organic" label means made with 100% organic ingredients; "Organic"... Full Answer
- Q What has been done to reduce the salt content of processed foods?
Dr. Dean Ornish, Internal MedicineLast summer, the American Medical Association (AMA) called for a minimum 50 percent reduction in sodium in processed foods, fast foods, and non-fast food restaurant meals within a decade. The group also called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to... Full Answer