How to grow and eat organic

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A series of online video tutorials instruct consumers on the ways in which they can grow and harvest produce from their own (sizable) backyard. However for urbanites, organic produce is also available from a variety of other sources., a service-oriented portal run by Demand Media, launched on August 5 its new organic-themed cooking series entitled Grow, Cook, Eat.

Hosted by Willi Galloway, an advocate of organic food, blogger and eHow contributor, the new service will run a series of videos demonstrating to consumers the ways in which they can create meals from the organic produce grown in their own garden. The first in the series of videos demonstrates the cultivation and cooking of ingredients needed to make "Creamy Eggs and Thyme".

Though the video tutorial series is clearly aimed at those living in the country - the first video demonstrates collecting eggs from chickens living in the backyard and a sizable vegetable plot - it does encompass the current trend for organic eating.  

According to a March report from European statistic monitor Eurostat, from 2008 to 2009 the total area for organic farming within the EU increased by 7.4 percent, and the number of producers using organic farming methods rose by 9.5 percent.

Though not everyone can grow their own, organic produce is available to buy at a number of international supermarkets including Whole Foods, Wal-Mart and Tesco.