Organic Food

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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Change Makers: Danielle Vogel, Leveraging the past to Create a More Sustainable Future

by guest blogger Lily Oswald, freelance environmental and garden writer Danielle Vogel, a young entrepreneur out of Washington DC, is shaking up Capitol Hill one bite at a time by delivering tasty foods to the community via Glen’s Garden Market. Glen’s is a grocery store with a unique mission: to populate the shelves with local […]

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Are You Eating These 12 ‘Dirty’ Fruits and Vegetables?

by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor for RodaleNews.com Here’s a not-so-fun fact you need to know: Even if you rinse, scrub, and peel your fruits and veggies, harmful—sometimes even brain-damaging—pesticides often remain. That’s because many weed- and bug-killing chemicals on the market are systemic, meaning they are taken up inside of the food you […]

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5 New Superfoods for a Super You

by the Rodale’s team What are superfoods, you ask? Well, they’re an amazing group of super nutrient-dense, natural foods that give you “more bang for your buck” nourishment-wise! Many superfoods can help protect your brain and immune system, as well as fight inflammation and aging. Some of our personal favorites are almonds, flaxseed, and dark […]

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Voting Is Open for the 2015 Real Food Media Contest Short Films!

Covering a range of topics, from food and farm labor to cottage-food legislation, a lens into humane meat processing, and the making of beneficial bugs, the 10 finalists of the Real Food Media Contest were selected from more than 175 submissions. The 2015 contest invited a new crop of digital submissions of films under four […]

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4 Strange Sources of Roundup

by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor for RodaleNews.com There are a lot of studies asserting that organic is better for you, but if you read nothing else about it, know this: Many nonorganic foods contain dangerous levels of GMOs and glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup. You won’t find it anywhere on […]

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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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