From the Henhouse to Your Plate: An Egg’s Traceability
Food traceability is a simple and effective way of knowing where the food comes from and the animal rearing conditions of the product, to help facilitate buying locally. In Europe, eggs have a very precise traceability which makes it possible to make the right choices. This was very noticeable during SOSCuisine’s latest trip to Italy.
A Visit to Jean-Talon Market
I’ve been told Jean-Talon market in Montreal is the largest open-air market in North America. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but you only need to go there to see that this public market in the heart of Little Italy is incredibly well stocked with goods from all cultures and that it is […]
Does Eating Organic Food Reduce the Risk of Cancer?
The increasing availability of organic foods on the market is attracting interest as well as many questions. A recently published study suggests that organic food consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer. Are organic foods really better for your health? Let’s look into it!
The Clean 15
The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health, has published the 2019 version of the 12 foods having the highest pesticide load, making them the most important to buy organic versions. At the opposite end of the contamination spectrum, here’s the list of Foods That You Don’t Have to Buy […]
The Dirty Dozen
The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health, has published the 12 foods having the highest pesticide load, making them the most important to buy organic versions.
Our 10 most popular articles of 2017
Organic food, veganism, migraine, sleep disorders, sport: here are some topics that caught your eye in 2017. Since it’s now time to take stock of the year, we have listed here the 10 most popular articles of 2017.
Fruits and vegetables: which one should we buy organic?
This is the question asked by one of our members who is concerned about the presence of pesticides in fruits and vegetables. My reply below is taken from the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides which lists the dirty dozen and clean fifteen, published by the American organization Environmental Working Group, which has prepared this guide based on […]
Kombucha: Digestive and Anti-Cancer Elixir?
Each week, there seem to be new products appearing on our supermarkets shelves… it can be really difficult to know which ones have actual health benefits, and which ones should be avoided. To save you from having to do the research, let’s have a look at kombucha together, the various health effects attributed to it […]
Launch of the campaign to “Demand Labelling” for GMOs in Quebec
Vigilance OGM is pleased to announce the launch Demand Labelling, a campaign for mandatory labelling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Quebec. The campaign will empower the people of Quebec to demand the right to know where GMOs are on their plates and to contribute to make Quebec the first province in Canada, and the […]
Organic Week – September 19 to 27
September 19 to 27 is Organic Week, Canada’s largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products. Hundreds of retail locations participate in organic promotions, while over 200 community-level events are held across the country. Events include everything from pickling workshops to recipe contests, farm tours, or organic food and drink tastings.
Top 10 Reasons to Support Fair Trade
Fair trade is an organized social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. Here are 10 good reasons to support this movement.
Foods That You Should Always Buy Organic
The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health, has published the 2015 version of their Shoppers’ Guide to Pesticides in Produce. Their results are based on chemical tests carried out by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and take into account how people typically wash […]