Organic Food

Does “Going Green” Make You Healthier?

Does “going green” make you healthier? I believe it helps to frame this issue if we picture our bodies as a bulls-eye target for many poison-tipped arrows: we are exposed to dangerous levels of toxins via the air, and also [...]

Are Organics More Nutritious? Maybe Not.

Are Organics More Nutritious? Maybe Not.

I’m a big fan of organics and GreenFood here in China, but my concerns are more for food safety and health than for nutritional reasons. Many people assume that organics are more nutritious, but that debate is far from settled. [...]

Organics: I Love...Walmart?!

Organics: I Love…Walmart?!

I find myself in an unexpected position here. As am American, I rarely considered Walmart a place to shop for general products, much less my groceries. I was fortunate to live in the natural paradise of Sonoma and San Francisco, [...]

Organics: Cool Interactive Beijing Map & Guide

Organics: Cool Interactive Beijing Map & Guide

Many people already know about the annually updated Organic Guide from Greenpeace’s local chapter. It’s always available for free here from their website. They also have a very cool, interactive map of Beijing’s organic scene. It’s a nicely done visual [...]

Organic Suppliers in Beijing

Organic Suppliers in Beijing

Food quality is a constant issue in Beijing — or it should be! There are quite a few chemicals and pesticides that slip through here, so it’s very important to be aware of your foods’ supply chains. One way is [...]