Organic Food

Discovering Five Great Organic Wines

by guest blogger Adam Teeter, cofounder of VinePair, a site offering a new, unpretentious way to talk about wine Everywhere you turn today, everything seems to be organic. What once was a movement championed by health food stores and healthy-lifestyle companies like Rodale has gone mainstream, with even Walmart now in on the action. As […]

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GMO Mosquitoes, Oh, My! 5 Reasons to Support a Non-GMO Future

by guest blogger Courtney Pineau, associate director of the Non-GMO Project In GMO news, 2015 has started off with a bang. From Arizona considering mandatory labeling of products containing genetically modified organisms to the recently released Nielsen’s Global Health and Wellness Survey, which showed that younger people are continuing to seek out organic and non-GMO […]

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Coming Soon: Rodale’s Organic Life

Dearest Reader, When Organic Farming and Gardening magazine was launched in May 1942, the global chemical revolution was just beginning to claim conventional agriculture as its own. Only a few voices warned of the dangers—to our health, to our environment, and to our future. J.I. Rodale, the founder of the American organic movement and Organic […]

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If It Can Rot, Eat It

by guest blogger Lisa Bronner, writer of the blog Going Green with a Bronner Mom Fresh food—the stuff of life that nourishes, builds, and heals and that, with its rich abundance of nutrients, should make up the bulk of a healthy diet—boasts a fundamental difference from its prepackaged and processed cousins: It is able to rot. […]

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5 Hot and Healthy Food Trends for 2015

  by guest blogger Peggy Kotsopoulos, registered holistic nutritionist, culinary consultant, member of Team Vega, and author of Kitchen Cures: Revolutionize Your Health with Foods that Heal 2015 is just about in full swing! What will the year bring us? No one knows for sure, but here are my five flavor forecasts for the upcoming […]

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Where True Quality of Life Comes From

The following is an abridged version of the speech Maria Rodale delivered at the United Nations on Monday, December 8, 2014, upon receiving Auburn University’s International Quality of Life Laureate Award. The award recognizes outstanding global citizens who have made a significant contribution to improving the lives of people worldwide. Past laureates have included Archbishop […]

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In Gratitude

by guest blogger “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Every day, when I get dressed, I put on something green. It’s a joke around the office that, if anyone sees me without green, I’ll give him or her $100. Thus far, I’ve never had to make a payout. I have a lot more green […]

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Bringing Our Money Back Down to Earth

  Editor’s Note: The following is excerpted with permission from the pamphlet “Commons nth: Common Sense for a Post Wall Street World,” by Woody Tasch, the founder of Slow Money. Over the past five years, more than $38 million has been invested in 350 small food enterprises via dozens of local Slow Money networks and […]

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