Environment

What?! Fish Can’t Be Organic?

by Lisa J. Bunin, PhD, organic policy director of Center for Food Safety That’s right. Neither wild fish nor farmed fish can be certified organic because no organic standards exist in the U.S. to regulate them. But that may be about to change—for the worse. Why? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently proceeding […]

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Money Can’t Buy the Truth about Food Labeling

Photo: (cc) Chris Goodwin/Flickr, cropped and licensed under Creative Commons 2.0 by guest blogger Robyn O’Brien, author and former financial and food-industry analyst The debate to label genetically engineered foods is heating up in the United States. In the absence of any legislation at the federal level, states are taking the initiative. It’s not the first […]

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Ebola vs. Climate Change, Fear vs. Courage

Recently, I’ve seen a lot of social media humor and sarcasm around the fearful public response to ebola as compared to people’s generally unafraid responses to climate change. People are wondering why everyone is freaking out about a difficult-to-contract disease and not freaking out about the end of civilization as a result of climate change. […]

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Can Organic Agriculture Really Reverse Climate Change?

by guest blogger “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Over the past 14 days, I have been on a walk—a walk that, I hope, will change the way that we look at climate change. Each day I walk 10 miles on a journey from the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, to Washington, DC. Along […]

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Feeding the World with Love

Food made with love tastes better. Perhaps we can all remember a special meal from our childhood, one where a simple dinner steeped with family love stayed with us long after we left the table. Food grown with love tastes different, too. Food cultivated and harvested with tender care contains more than just nutrition and […]

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Calling All Farmers: You Can Help Save the World!

In my recent travels across America, one thing has become abundantly clear: Demand for organic food is soaring. The current organic market has grown to more than $35 billion in annual sales, and with companies like Walmart and Target making organic widely available, its growth is expected to continue. Supply, on the other hand, is […]

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Pesticide Use Skyrocketing on GMO Crops While Pro-GMO Media Run Interference

by David Bronner, president of Dr. Bronner’s Michael Specter’s recent articles in the New Yorker bashing Vandana Shiva and the labeling of genetically engineered foods (“Seeds of Doubt“and ”The Problem with G.M.O. Labels“) are the latest high-profile pro–genetically modified organisms (GMO) articles that fail to engage with the fundamental critique of genetically engineered food crops in […]

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Love + Nature = Organic

As I write this, the Climate March is happening in New York City. My heart is there, in Manhattan, even as I go through my usual weekend routine: Emmaus farmer’s market, supermarket, second half of the Man City vs. Chelsea Game (it was very emotional), lunch, and playing outside with my daughter—the same daughter who […]

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