Should I Feed My Six-Month-Old Organic Baby Food?

"Pesticide Use" sign at playground

Being responsible for another human being changes you. Parents, I know you’re out there nodding your heads. But what I’ve recently learned is it’s not only putting their needs before yours; adjusting your schedule to meet theirs; and summoning more patience from your already depleted stores. It’s knowing that if you mess up, you’re the […]

Does “organic” = “natural”?

Eating an organic ice cream cone from Mapleton's Dairy in Ontario.

“The principal goal of organic production is to develop enterprises that are sustainable and harmonious with the environment.” – Canada General Standards Board; Organic Production systems General Principles and Management Standards I use the term “organic” as a proxy for “natural” when it’s too difficult to figure out whether something is actually “natural” or not. […]