Organic Food

DARK Act Passes House, Threatens GMO Labeling

  by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor for RodaleWellness.com China and Russia require the labeling of genetically engineered foods, but here in America, it’s another story. Last Thursday, 275 House members voted to keep consumers in the dark by voting for legislation that would block meaningful GMO labeling efforts in America. H.R. 1599, otherwise […]

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“Bee” the Solution

  by guest blogger “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Honeybees are the only insects to produce food eaten by humans. To make just one pound of honey, worker bees have to fly 55,000 miles and tap 2 million flowers. Each honeybee’s wings beat about 200 times per second, creating their infamous buzzing. Throughout […]

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Shoppers on a Mission: How Consumer Demand for Transparency Is Changing Our Food

by guest blogger Courtney Pineau, associate director of the Non-GMO Project As anyone with access to social media knows, our food system is having a public relations crisis. From pink slime to glyphosate, it seems the unfortunate hidden ingredients in our meals are being highlighted in an almost daily barrage of tweets and Facebook posts. […]

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An Organic Guide to Grilling

With Fourth of July right around the corner, everyone in America will soon be thinking about grilling. Ironically, I’ll be celebrating this year’s Independence Day in London, where I’m sure there will be no barbeques or happy fireworks in its honor. But I digress… Grilling in America needs an organic makeover—independence from exposure to conventional […]

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4 Pre-Workout Energy Boosts

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 What you fuel with before your workout makes all the difference in the effort you put out during your workout. A blend of simple and complex carbs, and sometimes […]

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5 Reasons Going Paleo Can Be Good for You and the Planet

by guest blogger Stephanie Eckelkamp, senior associate editor at Prevention I’ve recently jumped on the Paleo diet bandwagon. You know, that diet that shuns dairy, legumes, grains, and processed junk foods in favor of nuts, meat, veggies, fruits, and other foods that are said to have been what our ancient ancestors preferred. Today is actually […]

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Change Makers: Elizabeth Bennett, Combatting America’s Food Paradox by Loving the Ugly

by guest blogger Lily Oswald, freelance environmental and garden writer Elizabeth Bennett sees opportunities in the imperfect, the discarded, the undesirable. Put another way, she’s a big fan of ugly. This redheaded wonder out of Washington, DC, is protesting the way we waste food in America, saving “ugly food” from the dumpster and repurposing it […]

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Why Modern Regenerative Organic Farming Is THE Way to Feed the World

Photo by thebittenword.com/Flickr, licensed under CC 2.0 Recently, a friend of mine who is trying to transition a farm to organic asked me with a bit of frustration why people keep insisting that “you can’t feed the world with organic.” My response was that it’s important for him to realize that “We Need to Feed […]

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