Organic Labeling Evolves to Meet Challenges Organic shoppers may see additional labeling on produce. More than a dozen farmers and scientists from around the country met to
Software Tracks Farm to Fork Supply Chain Serious concerns have surfaced about food transparency, and people are asking questions. Documentaries like Rotten urge consumers to think
Hub City Co-op is partnering with Brown’s Meats for a pig roast and back-to-school sale on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be face painting, free snow cones and a free picture booth for the kids. The Spartanburg Fire Department will be hosting some fire truck tours and the local Humane Society will also be there with a selection of adoptable pets.
Life Pharmacy and Wellness, formerly known as Skrip Shoppe Compounding Pharmacy, has changed their name and expanded their offerings from non-sterile compounding to offer skin care and nutrition. They have also added a women’s health emphasis pharmacy.
by Roberta Bolduc Shay Hewitt, registered pharmacist, is excited about introducing AmpCoil PEMF therapy to her wellness center in Greer. Hewitt, co-owner of Inside/Out Fitness and Wellness Center, explains that the device acts as a form of sound therapy for controlling chronic pain and actually works with magnetic energy.
GMO Toxins Permeate Pet Foods In the late 1990s, the nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, “animal doctor” Michael Fox received many letters about dogs and cats with diarrhea, itchy skin and other persistent disorders. He advised all inquirers to immediately remove foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). Dozens of follow-up thank-you notes verified that his recommendation worked.
Restoring the Nutritional Value of Crops by Melinda Hemmelgarn When we think of scientists as men and women in lab coats peering into microscopes, what’s missing is farmers. Our society doesn’t tend to equate the two, yet farmers are active field scientists. How they choose to grow and produce food greatly impacts our shared environment of soil, water and air quality, as well as the nutritional content of food, and therefore, public health.
by Roberta Bolduc Nestled on 125 acres of woodlands in the lush mountains of North Carolina, just a stone’s throw from the Upstate, is an intentional community called Adawehi. As defined by Wikipedia, “An intentional community is a planned residential community designed from the start to have a high degree of social cohesion and teamwork. The members of an intentional community typically hold a common social, political, religious, or spiritual vision and often follow an alternative lifestyle.” According to the Fellowship for Intentional Community (www.ic.org) there are 160 intentional communities in the United States that have been “built from the ground up”. That is an apt description of Adawehi.
Daniel Walker opened Blue Ridge Brinery after his 15 year hobby and passion turned into the ultimate dream job. He began receiving commercial licensing to sell his kraut and kimchi creations in 2013, and a year later Blue Ridge Brinery sold its first few jars at the Traveler’s Rest Farmers Market.
Health Concerns Revolutionize the Cosmetics Industry by Marlaina Donato From red carpets to Teen Vogue magazine, the natural beauty trend has taken the industry by storm. Consumer whims may have sparked its beginnings more than a decade ago, but demand is now spiking profits into the billions.