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Organic... A Misconception

It has taken us years of working with farmers, as well as researching / studying sustainable agriculture, to conclude that the organic label is a common misconception... Many people think ALL Organic practices are better without knowing why. A common misconception is that all organic farms do not use pesticides. When in fact, most large organic farmers do use pesticides. Organic farmers use pesticides regulated from naturally occurring substances, whereas conventional farmers use synthetic. With this comes another misconception that organic pesticides are safer than synthetic. Studies have shown organic is no more benign than conventional. On the other hand, it is proven that organic pesticides are not as effective; therefore, organic farms spray up to 7 times more than conventional. In addition, organic food...

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Let’s Clear the Confusion: Free Range vs Pasture Raised Poultry

  Labels continue to cause confusion to us consumers who just want to eat the best foods and support the most sustainable practices. The myriad of egg and poultry labels are not any easier to sift through.  This blog will share with you the most important of everything we have learned about poultry farming & sustainable agriculture, as well as how to find what is best for you, your family, and the environment.  First off- Stay away from Cage Free. This is just another way of saying, “raised in a barn.” No animal is supposed to be raised in a barn. Sunlight (UVA and UVB rays) is so essential to the well-being of most animals, including us humans.  It is...

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