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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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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SunHawk Farms Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

SunHawk Farms Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

We planted our 2,800 olive trees (14 acres) in 2006 and 2007 because we’ve always loved eating olives and consuming high-quality olive oil on just about everything from vegetables to fish to eggs. In 1998 we purchased 320 acres 700 feet above the Solar Living Center and about 10 minutes by car to the West. We call our homestead “SunHawk Farms.” It was a dream and at the time seemed like a great retirement income when fruition...

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Thanksgiving Coffee Co. Now Brewing “Solar Select”

Thanksgiving Coffee Co. Now Brewing “Solar Select”

Dear friends and supporters, We have wonderful news to share! A new fundraising program is now available that benefits both of us. This is a coffee based program using Fair Trade, Certified Organic, Bird-Friendly coffee from America’s first artisan roaster, Thanksgiving Coffee Company (Est. 1972) here in Mendocino County, California. Together with award-winning Thanksgiving Coffee Company we have created a way for you to purchase...

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