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ISO Certification – What Does it Mean

First, lets review what ISO 9001 Certification means in an official sense.  It means that a Certification Body, often called a Registrar, accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) has closely audited the ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) and found that it meets all the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 QMS Standard. This means the organization is committed ...

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Research Initiative – Guy Clark, ND

As Health Adviser for the development of foreign populations, the stabilization efforts within my range include food security, natural and man-made disaster response, infectious disease control and wellness management.  The conventional tools for this work are complimented with traditional-culture medicine (naturopathy, ethnobotany & all available natural therapies). For example, ethnobotanical livestock parasite is a clean way to improve the productivity ...

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Chinese Food Containment Materials

Below is an article addressing a topic about which many people have curiosity. What are the standards of food containment materials and how may they differ from US or EU standards?   Although there are a number of good provisions of safety and sanitary practices in-place, there are also shortcomings.   Remaining in doubt are screenings for toxins from what ...

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Eat Local With Community Supported Agriculture Programs

Surrounding cities with farmers markets has never been easier but today, there are farmers markets throughout the city – not just on Saturdays – and more local farms and gardens have started Community Supported Agriculture programs. CSA’s provide customers with a seasonal box of food from their farm that contains enough produce to last a family of four for a week. Often times, ...

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The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture

Printed in “Forbes” magazine, Drs. Miller and Kershen offer up some compelling points. Organic agriculture is an unscientific, heavily subsidized marketing gimmick that misleads and rips off consumers. The federal government should stop promoting and subsidizing it. “Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles ...

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Organic Farming More Sustainable? here’sproof

Is organic farming more resilient, higher yielding, more energy efficient and more profitable? The Rodale Institute’s latest report of a 30 year trial says it is. The Farming Systems Trial (FST)® at Rodale Institute is America’s longest running, side-by-side comparison of organic and chemical agriculture. Started in 1981 to study what happens during the transition from chemical to organic agriculture, ...

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