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  • Photo: How to freeze fruits and vegetables

    How to freeze fruits and vegetables

    Freezing summer foods preserves flavor and nutritional value. This guide makes it easy to enjoy a locavore diet year-round. More »

  • Photo: Keep cats out of the garden

    Keep cats out of the garden

    So the neighbourhood cat keeps digging in your garden! There are eco friendly solutions to deter kitty — and her business — from the veggie patch. More »

  • Photo: What are the dirty dozen and the clean fifteen

    What are the dirty dozen and the clean fifteen

    The dirty dozen and the clean 15 refer respectively to the fruits and vegetables that are the most and least contaminated by pesticide use, according to the Environmental Working Group.... More »

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    Understanding GMO

    GMO's — or genetically modified organisms — refer to the plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology. In conversation, GMO's and GE foods refer to the... More »

  • Photo: BPA-free canning lids

    BPA-free canning lids

    Ever wanted to do your own canning but were turned off by the thought of preserving your food in BPA? Good news — BPA-free canning lids are available. And I'll... More »

  • Photo: How to source sustainable palm oil

    How to source sustainable palm oil

    Palm oil — a relatively new kid on the block when it comes to oils — recently passed soya as the world's primary source of vegetable oil. The answer to... More »

  • Photo: How to deter wasps

    How to deter wasps

    As we head into fall, insect populations in general will start to decline. And wasps will begin to bother bumblebees and honeybees—especially if you're barbecuing less. (Wasps are carnivores.) Did... More »

  • Photo: What are Community Supported Agriculture Farms?

    What are Community Supported Agriculture Farms?

    Community-supported agriculture farms, or CSAs, are similar to your local farmers' market in that they get you one step closer to the farmer who grows your food. What's different is... More »

  • Photo: What is the difference between organic wine and conventional wine?

    What is the difference between organic wine and conventional wine?

    Wineries that produce certified organic wine cannot use toxic pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers to grow grapes. An organic vineyard will fertilize crops with compost, compost teas, green manure and... More »

  • Photo: How can honey be organic?

    How can honey be organic?

    There are organic beekeepers but organic honey is a little more complex. Beekeepers have to meet stringent production standards and conditions to be certified organic. Not only do plants -... More »