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What is the difference between organic and inorganic arsenic?

30 Aug 2018

Atoms of arsenic can combine with atoms of other elements to form a variety of compounds. These can be divided into two categories, “inorganic” and “organic.” In this case, the term “organic” is...

Strawberry Fields Forever (With or Without Pesticides)

19 Apr 2018

It’s springtime which means it is time for the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to send the media into a frenzy with its annual release of the “dirty dozen” conventionally produced fruits or...

Firing a Gun at Seeds

26 Oct 2017

Scary pictures circulating online would have you believe that scientists use a syringe to inject DNA into food. Don’t be silly. They use a gun....

Solving Solution Problems

20 Mar 2017

Solvents! What do you think of? Nail polish remover? Dry cleaning fluid? Yes, those are solvents. But there’s a lot more to the story. Chemistry would not be possible without the use solvents. Most...

Is Zenbev an effective sleep aid?

20 Mar 2017

A lot of people have asked about Zenbev, the "organic sleeping aid" available in health food stores. This combination of pumpkin seed extract and dextrose with some rice starch and guar gum was...

Organic vs Conventional: An Emotional Issue

20 Mar 2017

Judging by the hate mail directed his way, you would think that Dr. Alan Dangour had suggested banning baby kissing. In fact, all the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine nutritionist did...

Why do they spray wax on apples?

20 Mar 2017

Pick an apple off a tree, buff it a little and it will shine! That’s because the fruit is coated with a layer of natural wax that protects it from drying out and helps to prevent fungi from getting...


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