More Information Coming to Light About Olive Oil Purity and Fraud

More Information Coming to Light About Olive Oil Purity and Fraud

Dr. Joseph Mercola has written an extensive article on olive oil purity and fraud – including the Italian mafia’s involvement. His article also contains a video of his conversation on this subject with investigative journalist and food critic Larry Olmsted. Olive oil fraud (like diluting the olive oil with cheaper oils and misusing the “extra virgin” label) is estimated to affect 75-90% of olive oil purchased in American...

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The Tie Between Fermented Foods and Freedom

The Tie Between Fermented Foods and Freedom

By Landa Roon, Real Goods Operations Manager For me, self-reliance is freedom, because it means I have a greater say in what can be done to impact my life in a positive way. That philosophy extends to self-care. Self-care starts with a healthy immune system, which is my top defense against disease. Since 80% of my active immune system is located in my intestines, maintenance of healthy gut flora is critical to maintaining my health. Fermenting...

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Real Goods Announces Launch of Virtual Solar Living Center Tour

Real Goods Announces Launch of Virtual Solar Living Center Tour

With the help of Fabian Mach, Trusted Google Street View Photographer, we’re proud to announce an interactive virtual tour of the Solar Living Center, our world-famous 12-acre permaculture oasis along Highway 101 in Hopland, California. The virtual tour allows visitors from around the world to see over 20 of the Solar Living Center’s unique features including the Observation Beehive, the Oasis Solar Calendar, Pedal Power Bike...

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SunHawk Olive Oil Independent Lab Analysis

SunHawk Olive Oil Independent Lab Analysis

For all you olive oil connoisseurs out there, check out the exceptional results we received from Agbiolab, an independent laboratory analysis of this year’s olive harvest. Some points of interest: All our numbers pass the USDA standards as well as the much stricter COOC EVOO standard for extra virgin To be considered true “extra virgin,” the free fatty acid needs to be below 5% (ours is 0.16%!) The polyphenol content generally...

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Solar Farming and Solar Collectives: Will the Future of Energy Lie Within Communities?

Solar Farming and Solar Collectives: Will the Future of Energy Lie Within Communities?

By Hannah West The rise of affordable and attainable solar energy has been an exciting phase for environmental advocates as well as home and business owners seeking independence from utility companies. But working together to convert to clean energy can be even more effective — and cost-effective — than each of us individually making the shift to solar. Solar farming and community solar projects are on the rise, allowing multiple families and...

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