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Protecting North America’s waterways starts at home with the food we eat, how it is grown, packaged, and transported.  Our goal it to eat organic foods with limited amounts of packaging and transportation thoughout the North American Odyssey.

Responsibly harvesting fish and edible plants, buying organic foods from farmers' markets, and Community Supported Agriculture programs are some of the ways we plan to fuel our bodies with the 4,000 to 7,000 calories that we burn each day on the trail.

This section contains information about the food we eat on the trail as well as current information about the benefits of organic and locally grown foods.

Editors Picks

Ten Reasons to Eat Organic

Organic Foods: Are they safer? More Nutritious?

Ten Reasons why Organic is better (PDF)

Locally Grown Foods


Time Magazine: Eating better than organic

Farm fresh movement a growing food trend

Jam maker, baker and organic food supplier are hungry for success - Irish Times

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Jam maker, baker and organic food supplier are hungry for success
Irish Times
The main products are organic prepared food products, soups, salads, hummus, pesto and muesli. Most of the ingredients are sourced locally. ...

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African Farmers Growing Organic Foods for European Market - Voice of America

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African Farmers Growing Organic Foods for European Market
Voice of America
"The market for organic foods has been growing very rapidly," he added. "Even though there has been a slow down because of the economic crisis, ...

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Sacramento preschoolers and teenagers aren't getting enough fruit and ... - Examiner.com

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Sacramento preschoolers and teenagers aren't getting enough fruit and ...
Examiner.com
But to get to an organic food market, if you're a senior citizen and don't drive, it's two bus rides with an hour wait in between to get to the nearest ...

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Food films coming to Santa Cruz, Capitola - Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Food films coming to Santa Cruz, Capitola
Santa Cruz Sentinel
SANTA CRUZ -- Organic giant Whole Foods Market is sponsoring a film series, "Let's Retake Our Plates," this month, designed to educate consumers on how ...

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Fear of pesticides persuades consumers to go organic - Palm Beach Post

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Fear of pesticides persuades consumers to go organic
Palm Beach Post
Nutrition isn't the issue, according to the Mayo Clinic, which says there's no conclusive evidence that organic food is more nutritious than conventionally ...
Practically Green: How to break into organicChicagoNow (blog)

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USDA's deputy secretary discusses challenges for organic food market - Washington Post

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USDA's deputy secretary discusses challenges for organic food market
Washington Post
Q What is the greatest challenge you face implementing reforms recommended by the inspector general so consumers know they are getting high-quality organic ...

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When is healthy food not so healthy? - Midway Driller

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When is healthy food not so healthy?
Midway Driller
A more recent trend is to market food as “organic.” Shoppers often associate organic food with health food. “The organic marketing label simply refers to ...

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