Environment

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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Why Pregnant Women Should Make Avoiding Environmental Toxins a Priority

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Pregnant women are advised to do—and not do—many things over the course of nine months. Whether the advice is from a physician, a friend, or a perfect stranger, there’s no shortage of opinions on eating fish, taking supplements, drinking caffeine, exercising, or preserving the placenta, […]

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The Crazy New GMO About to Land on Your Plate

by Leah Zerbe, online editor for RodaleNews.com Decades ago, corporations went out on a limb trying to convince farmers and the general public to buy into a new way of farming. The sell was a hard one: They had to gain the trust of growers, persuading them to buy into the package deal to grow […]

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4 Tips for Beating the Greenwashing Game

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate We live in a world where companies use terms like “natural,” “botanical,” “pure,” and “free” when their products are actually full of harmful chemicals. These companies spend millions on slick advertising campaigns to get you to buy their products—stacking the deck against you, the consumer. Many […]

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A New Resistance

by guest blogger Ed Brown, documentary filmmaker I really thought I’d learned enough about toxic chemicals to last a lifetime. After directing the film Unacceptable Levels, which took me more than four years to create, I really believed there wasn’t anything left to say. I knew that we have 80,000-plus chemicals in our system of […]

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Is the Grocery Manufacturers Association a Relic?

by guest blogger Robyn O’Brien, author and former financial and food-industry analyst The Grocery Manufacturers Association is the voice of more than 300 leading food, beverage, and consumer-product companies, but is it a relic of the 20th century? Questions that are starting to pop up about the Grocery Manufacturers Association include: Is it still delivering […]

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6 Tips for a Greener Outdoor Adventure

by the Rodale’s team Aristole once said, “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” We couldn’t agree more! And while there are tons of ways to enjoy the marvelousness of the great outdoors, few are quite like camping. Nothing compares to sitting by a campfire, hiking through mountains, or eating fish […]

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Your Climate Bill Is Due

by guest blogger “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Americans have a serious spending problem. Our nation is $17.5 trillion in debt; we finance new homes, cars, and educations pretty much as a rule; we use credit cards like free money. And we spend way beyond our means when it comes to the environment. […]

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