Environment

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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Give Me Spots on My Apples

by guest blogger “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Images of flawless apples seem to be an iconic representation of the fall season. They illustrate the ushering in of colder weather, the new school year, and the changing season. But, to me, these apples don’t hold any appeal. I know that those flawless apples […]

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Defend Your Natural Rights

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Our rights to free speech and religious freedom are among the many fundamental rights guaranteed by our federal and state constitutions, which we fiercely fight to protect in the United States. But while our Declaration of Independence talks about the right to life and the pursuit […]

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6 Ways to Lower Your Body’s Chemical Burden This Fall

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate The new school year has begun, a time that still signals beginnings even if you graduated years ago. Want to lower your body’s chemical burden as a part of your fall plan? Follow these steps to get an A+ in living naturally throughout the season […]

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