Organic & Eco-Friendly Food
We are all part of the environment so supporting organic agriculture doesn’t just benefit you, it helps the whole world. For the vast majority of human history, agriculture has been organic. Only now has a large supply of new synthetic chemicals and genetic modification been introduced to the food supply. If this conventional methods are a concern to you then consuming organic and eco-friendly food should be a priority. Organic foods are now regularly found in grocery stores. Unfortunately your scope of options are still limited. Here at Living Organic we have collected some great sources of organic and eco-friendly food for you. Find a great deal on the available items from the Organic & Eco-Friendly Food categories listed below.
This volume of Progress in Industrial Microbiology follows the thematic approach adopted in recent volumes, taking as its subject Micro-organisms in the Production of Food. The topics covered have been selected to illustrate how our increasing scientific understanding of existing processes and products can lead to marked improvements in quality, consistency and yield, as well as to entirely new technologies. To complement some earlier contributions to Volume 19 of this series, developments in traditional food industries such as baker's yeast production, the brewing of traditional African beers, fermented milks and fermented fish and meat products are discussed in some depth. An account of the diverse uses of microbial enzymes in food processing illustrates the increasing ability of the enzyme manufacturer to match more closely the exacting requirements of the food technologist. On other aspects of the food industry, improvement in our basic understanding of the processes in which micro-organisms can be used to treat food processing wastes and the current state of knowledge in thermal processing and aseptic packaging are also reviewed.
More and more people are eating organic food. Once derided as a "hippie fad," today organic is the fastest growing segment of the United States food industry with consumer demand increasing by nearly 20 percent each year. No longer confined to natural food stores, organic food is now on supermarket shelves, served in restaurants and fast food chains, and even sold at national parks and major league baseball stadiums. Many schools and colleges, such as Yale and Stanford, now serve organic food to their students. People are choosing organic because they want healthier and safer alternative to "conventional" food with its use of toxic pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, and genetic engineering.
Many people are concerned about the use of chemicals to control pests, especially where children or pets are concerned, and are turning to natural solutions to solve this age old problem. The truth is apart from the possible long term health problems, modern factory farming and chemical pesticides are actully less effective in the long term to organic gardening. With pest control in the home and garden, nature provides all the solutions if you know where to look. This book will teach you everything you need to know to not only protect your home and garden from pests but to also protect home, garden and food from pesticides.
In this compact book, Robert Smith gives clear and detailed instructions for gardening organically in a semi-arid climate. Using New Mexico as an example, he gives full directors for raising everything from asparagus to zucchini; shows how depressed bed planting protects plants and conserves moisture; and includes instructions about a labor-saving method of soil cultivation. After receiving his master's degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley, the author taught in a small high school in Jackson, California, and then at Tampere University in Finland. He then moved with his wife and two sons to a ranch near the old village of San Geronimo in northern New Mexico. After building a house, he devoted himself for several years to growing vegetables and raising goats. He then became an instructor at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas. After retiring from teaching, Smith moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he now teaches computer skills to seniors, maintains a web page, and keeps a backyard vegetable patch.