From the Back Cover
Food shopping should be fun, but these days it’s downright confusing. Just trying to eat well and make healthy and nutritious meals for our families has gotten more and more complicated. Hormones, pesticides, antibiotics, mad cow disease, genetic modification - what impact do these issues have on our diet, our health, our waterways, our soil? How can the average person sift through confusing labeling, conflicting news reports, and unfamiliar terminology in order to select foods that are truly healthy and nutritious?
With The Organic Food Guide, Steve Meyerowitz, aka “Sproutman,” author of nine other books on diet and nutrition, guides you through this maze of tough health issues and new food choices. He steers you to healthier foods and shows you how to find the bargains, too.
Learn the answers to these and other questions:
• How can you save money buying organic foods?
• Is there a difference between “organic” and “all natural”?
• Are organic foods really healthier? Safer?
• Do organic foods contain more vitamins and minerals?
• Can pesticides in conventional foods cause cancer?
• Are organic meats lower in fat?
• Is the USDA organic seal required on all organic foods?
About the Author
Steve Meyerowitz has been a leading voice for natural foods in the United States since the 1970s. Dubbed "Sproutman" by Vegetarian Times in 1979, he is the author of Sproutman's Kitchen Garden Cookbook and eight other books about food and health. He has been featured on PBS and the TV Food Network, and his work has been featured in such magazines as Prevention and Organic Gardening. Steve lives with his family in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.