Organic Links

Organic & Informational Links of Interest:
 

All Natural Beauty: The All Natural Beauty Web Site was designed to be of service to those that want to remove the harmful chemicals from their lives, and enjoy a healthy beauty alternative.

Food for Thought:
Gifts that matter. That is our goal. When you give a gift of Food For Thought products you can be assured that we have done our best to bring you gifts that make a difference in the quality of life on this planet. Not only are we making products that help sustain and preserve our natural world, but they are also of the best quality available anywhere.

The Green Guide:
Your source for green living tips, product reviews and environmental health updates and advice.

Higher Grounds Coffee:
Our fair trade, shade grown and organic coffees are imported directly from farming cooperatives around the world. Higher Grounds brings you only the finest handcrafted fair trade coffee; we invite you to taste for yourself. Our beans are roasted in small-batches for a sustainably-grown, fairly-traded, bird-friendly cup of organic goodness. We are proud to work directly with farmer owned fair trade coffee coops that strive for indigenous rights and autonomy; offering our customers the most premium gourmet coffees and gifts.

Local Harvest: Nothing tastes better than a tomato just picked from the garden. The freshest, healthiest, most flavorful organic food is what's grown closest to your home. With the LocalHarvest map, you can find all the farmers' markets, family farms, locally-grown produce, grass-fed meats, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area.

The National Arbor Day Foundation: We envision a world where trees and forests are abundant, healthy, and sustainable, and highly valued by all people.

Natural Resources Defense Council: NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of more than 1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

The Organic Consumers Association: The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) promotes food safety, organic farming and sustainable agriculture practices in the U.S. and internationally. We provide consumers with factual information they can use to make informed food choices.

The Organic Trade Association: The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America. OTA's mission is to encourage global sustainability through promoting and protecting the growth of diverse organic trade.

Skin Deep: Most consumers would be surprised to learn that the government does not require health studies or pre-market testing for cosmetics and other personal care products before they are sold. According to the government agency that regulates cosmetics, the FDA's Office of Cosmetics and Colors, "...a cosmetic manufacturer may use almost any raw material as a cosmetic ingredient and market the product without an approval from FDA" (FDA 1999). The Environmental Working Group (EWG) provides a searchable ingredient database of most popular beauty brands.

Think Before You Pink: Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns, as companies try to boost their image and their profits by connecting themselves to a good cause. Breast Cancer Action urges you to ask some critical questions before opening your wallet for these marketing campaigns: How much money goes to the cause? What is it supporting? How is it being raised? And will it truly affect the fight against breast cancer? Make sure you know what your money is actually supporting, and consider whether shopping will truly make a difference.

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