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We read scary things in the papers all the time about food being diluted, added to or just being fake! It's no surprise then that there is lot of concern about whether our food is really what it says it is. Let's talk a little about organic certification and how the process of maintaining the integrity of organic...

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With I Say Organic's recent launch, it makes sense for our first post to describe exactly how organic farming works. We hear the word organic everywhere, but what does it really mean? If farmers are not using chemical pesticides and fertilizers to grow produce, then how are they keeping pests from eating...

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Years ago Nestle brought Maggi to our homes. Despite my mother’s protests, Masala Maggi replaced homemade snacks in my life. Unfortunately several years later, the yummy noodles and several other tasty addictive packaged foods DID destroy my intestines further leading to several allergies. The road to healing and...

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Good nutrition is important throughout your whole life. It helps you feel and look your best and to become stronger. It helps reduce the risk of some diseases common among older adults. Learning how to read and understand food labels are important to make informed food choices. Read on for commonly used terms and what...

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The recent soaring prices or vegetables got us thinking about how this trend affects the model we are trying to develop and what we can do to protect ourselves and our customers from such fluctuations in future.  As I understand it, the sharp increase in rates of vegetable are largely due to speculations in the...

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It's clear that we can no longer deny the adverse effects of global warming, especially on food security and agriculture. Climate change leads to changes in weather patterns, including increased occurrences of drought, flooding and insect infestations. This is bad news for feeding the world's growing population...

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You probably buy organic, in part, because you know that chemical-free fruits and vegetables are better for your health. But buying organic also has the greater impact of promoting environmental sustainability and ecosystem preservation. Over the next few posts we'll talk about different environmental issues and how...

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Connecting Dots With Gandhi

Posted in Inside Scoop, Why say organic? by  •  September 8, 2014

There is no doubt to us here at I Say Organic that Gandhi would have eaten organic fruits and vegetables. Chemically-grown produce wouldn’t have really been available during that time anyway, but even then we can draw a few connections between Gandhian philosophy and organic farming. While Indian citizens today...

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Dirt! The Movie

Posted in Inside Scoop, Why say organic? by  •  September 8, 2014

Dirt! The Movie, an elected film from the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, was screened this weekend at India Habitat Center. The screening was followed by a discussion featuring Ashmeet Kapoor (Founder, I Say Organic) and Rajeev Betne, Senior Coordinator. http://www.thedirtmovie.org/ Dirt! The Movie is a compelling...

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