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Pet owners buy organic, raid fridge to feed Fido

...tapping into a number of powerful trends and emotions: Americans' interest in healthy eating, the rising popularity of organic food, the tendency to humanize pets."People think of their pets not as pets, but as members of their family, and they...

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Gift giving made healthy

...funky 'coupon') A natural spa A housecleaning service that uses all-natural products A gift certificate for an organic food co-op. Some deliver a box of food right to your doorstep. Stocking stuffers If you're shopping on a budget or...

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Juneau man inspired to grow organic food

JUNEAU -- The first thing you notice when you get to Rick Bellagh's place on Shelter Island is a large creepy weather-beaten stuffed Big Bird figure with a pipe in its beak. Next to it stands a sign that reads, "Welcome to Shelter Skelter Wilderness Farm," followed by rules such as "be kind and compassionate to everyone" and "be mindful as you work."

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Stores offer natural foods

...stores, has expanded its line of organic foods. Kroger Co., which owns Dillons...are interested in trying more organic foods, and this brand is designed to...It is a line of natural and organic foods that was introduced five years...

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Guess what you just ate: watch for additives

...potential side effects from additives is to avoid processed foods with "artificial colors" added. Eat whole, natural, organic foods and stick to foods with ingredient lists you understand. Knowing what goes into your body with every bite is essential...

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Organic options growing

...concerned with what?s good for them,? said Galic. Organic foods are products that are grown and processed without the...appearance in many cases,? said Galic. The presence of organic foods has become much more prevalent in recent years with...

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Panel says Alaska salmon doesn't qualify as organic

...wild seafood don't qualify as organic food. The National Organic Standards...debate. Many in the established organic foods movement say they don't think...valuable ticket into the growing organic foods market, which had estimated sales...

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GMO OMG

Synopsis: Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert explores the potential health risks of consuming foods grown with genetically modified seeds while following one family on their yearlong quest to consume nothing but natural, organic foods. Meanwhile, an investigation into the ongoing efforts made by companies to prevent GMO labeling and convince the public that their products are safe to consume raises serious questions about our unwitting participation in a mass experiment that could cost us much more than just our health. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Around the Peninsula

...latest Vitamin D research from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in room 157 at Kenai Peninsula College. A second seminar on organic food will be held from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. in the same location. Luick will discuss "Should you be choosing to eat...

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The Happy Poet

Now Playing Synopsis: An artist trying to make a practical move into the world of small business learns he isn't quite practical enough in this independent comedy. Bill (Paul Gordon) is a poet whose writing career is going nowhere; realizing he needs to come up with some way of making a living, he gets the idea of opening an organic food stand to sell healthy sandwiches to passers-by in the park. Unfortunately, Bill has lousy credit and almost no savings; a banker gives him a tiny loan almost for his own amusement, and by the time Bill buys an old hot-dog cart, he's used up most of his capital. Bill soon discovers the seemingly health-conscious visitors to the park still prefer hot dogs and junk food to his organic fare, and starts giving away samples and selling sandwiches at a steep discount in hopes of attracting customers. He does find two people who start coming back on a regular basis, one of whom, Chris (Chris Doubek), begins helping out part-time in exchange for free food. Bill's friend Donnie (Jonny Mars) comes up with a plan to save the failing business by starting a sandwich-delivery service, but while it does help boost sales, Bill discovers Donnie is actually using the business as a front for an illegal enterprise he's running on the side. Written and directed by Paul Gordon, who also plays Bill, The Happy Poet received its world premiere at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Cast: Paul Gordon, Jonny Mars, Chris Doubek, Liz Fisher, Amy Meyers-Martin Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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