What Does it Take for Produce to be Organic?

Certified Organic When you’re standing in the store picking out produce for the week, do you ever stop and think about what it took for that organic apple to get to the store? Or how can the store claim it’s still organic? Do you ever wonder what are the regulations for that apple to be […]

Netflix and Chill? More Like Back Pain and Insomnia

By: Hailey Foster “I often feel the effects of watching tv physically, most of the time it’s being tired from sitting down so much or my body feeling numb. There does come a feeling of regret from sitting down so much because I feel as though I wasted time,” says Christian Arroyo Rios, a 21-year-old who attends […]

What Does it Take For A Farm to be Certified USDA Organic?

Have you ever thought of the steps it takes into creating the certified organic produce we see in the grocery market? Creating a USDA Organic farm is much more daunting than most of the consuming public would think. It takes years, acres of land, knowledge, and thousands of dollars to begin producing fully certified USDA […]

Environmental Effects on Eating Organic

If you type, “Environmental Effects on Eating Organic” into your Google search, you will see many different opinions and views. Upon your search, you will also find out that every other article states different claims. After digging a bit deeper, it seems as if there is not one clear answer on if it is good […]

Pesticide Consumption and Concerns

Grocery store trips can seem like a daunting task when you’re concerned about what you’re consuming. In today’s world, you have to worry about every label, ingredient, brand, and even packaging. One main component in our produce most people are becoming aware of, is pesticides. The Center of Ecogenetics and Environmental Health states, “Pesticides are […]