Archive for 'Food'

Organic Farming – What is it?

Organic Farming – What is it?

by Daniel Johnson, Staff Writer II. Organic farming is different from ordinary farming in that no artificial fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, GMO’s (genetically modified organics) or food additives are used. This ensures that not only is the [...]

Pesticides: Foods with Most, Foods with Least

Pesticides: Foods with Most, Foods with Least

by Kristeen Uzoh, Special to Grouptrails… Once seen as an alternative, “hippie” lifestyle, organically grown foods have become mainstream. In an effort to reduce exposure to pesticides, many families (especially those with pregnant women, young children [...]

Vegetarianism – Eating to Live

Vegetarianism – Eating to Live

By Kristeen Uzoh Special to Grouptrails. The reasons people embrace a vegetarian lifestyle are varied. Some make the choice for religious reasons. Others object to the brutal methods of raising farm animals. But perhaps the best [...]

Nuke it at Your Own Risk

Nuke it at Your Own Risk

By Kristeen Uzoh Special to Grouptrails There have been several studies into the healthfulness and safety of microwave oven use since their proliferation in the 1970s. While the United States’ Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [...]

Hungry?  Really?

Hungry? Really?

By Dorian Jones, Nutritionist Special to Grouptrails Have you ever completed a workout of cycling, running or aerobics only to find those meals eaten earlier in the day defeated your fitness goals? If your answer is [...]

Organic Food Demystified

Organic Food Demystified

An Argument for Organic By Cathryn D. Blue, PhD ORGANIC: of, relating to, yielding, or involving the use of food produced with the use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin without employment of [...]