Organic Food

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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The Prince’s Farm: How Prince Charles Is Championing the Organic Movement

By guest blogger Peter Moore, VP/editor of Men’s Health Very early on in my stroll through the enchanting organic gardens at Highgrove—the royal residence near Tetbury, England—I felt the eyes of Prince Charles upon me. And not just two pair of eyes: There were eight of them! In turn, those eyeballs were kindly, stern, engaging, […]

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Proving Organic Is Good for You

Photo by Lisa Bunin, shot at Eastside Farmers’ Market in Santa Cruz by Lisa J. Bunin, Ph.D., organic policy director of Center for Food Safety You know intuitively that organic food is good for you and that it’s the healthiest choice you can make at the farmer’s market and grocery store. Your gut tells you […]

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Food as Medicine: How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce to Help Heal Patients

by guest blogger “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director In 431 BC, Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” More than 2,500 years later, we are inundated with advertisements boasting the latest, greatest cure-all superdrug. From a young age, we learn that it doesn’t matter how or what we […]

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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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Laurie David Dishes on Family Dinner

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down for a quick interview with activist, author, and producer Laurie David to discuss her new documentary film Fed Up, which looks into our problematic sugar consumption. We also dove into her book The Family Cooks, and the importance of family dinners. Enjoy! To help families initiate their […]

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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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This Is What a Happy Pig Looks Like!

The Internet is filled with horrible pictures of pigs confined in tiny cages with their tails cut off. The Internet is also filled with adorable pictures of cute little piglets that are typically pets or cartoons. But Internet, I would like to introduce you to a happy, healthy ORGANIC farm pig. This Rodale Institute pig […]

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