Organic Food

Dig In and Grow Your Own

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition As senior science advisor to Elements Behavioral Health, the largest national residential addiction-treatment program, I’m in the process of integrating a natural, whole-foods-based nutrition program to support lifelong recovery. Presently, I’m also working with Malibu Vista, a women’s mental […]

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GMOs and The Right To Know: We’ve Already Got It!

I completely support and admire the efforts of everyone around the country (and world) fighting the good fight and attempting to work through our government to give us the Right to Know about GMOs. But for the average consumer who just wants to keep GMOs out of his or her family’s bodies, there already is […]

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What?! Fish Can’t Be Organic?

by Lisa J. Bunin, PhD, organic policy director of Center for Food Safety That’s right. Neither wild fish nor farmed fish can be certified organic because no organic standards exist in the U.S. to regulate them. But that may be about to change—for the worse. Why? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently proceeding […]

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Exposing the GMO Rabbit Hole: Why Labeling Genetically Engineered Food is a Must

by guest blogger Lisa Bronner, writer of the blog Going Green with a Bronner Mom A battle is raging in the fresh section of your grocery store. Look around. Heavy artillery is hiding behind the apples. Troops are advancing on the corn and papaya. A bomb is buried in the salmon. When we talk about labeling […]

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10 Alternatives to Toxic GMO Trick-or-Treat Candy

It’s that time of year again…when little goblins come knocking at your door expecting sweets. I remember with my first child—32 FREAKIN’ years ago—I wished there were organic alternatives to the mainstream treats. But unless I was willing to hand out carob brownies (that no child in her right mind would eat), I was stuck. […]

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How Real Change in the Food System Starts at Retail

by guest blogger Joyce de Brevannes, market outreach manager for the Non-GMO Project It’s been 20 years since the “Flavr Savr” tomato, the first commercially produced genetically modified organism (GMO), appeared on grocery store shelves. The tomato, whose genes had been spliced to include genes from an Arctic flounder to extend its shelf life, had […]

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Can Organic Agriculture Really Reverse Climate Change?

by guest blogger “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Over the past 14 days, I have been on a walk—a walk that, I hope, will change the way that we look at climate change. Each day I walk 10 miles on a journey from the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, to Washington, DC. Along […]

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Feeding the World with Love

Food made with love tastes better. Perhaps we can all remember a special meal from our childhood, one where a simple dinner steeped with family love stayed with us long after we left the table. Food grown with love tastes different, too. Food cultivated and harvested with tender care contains more than just nutrition and […]

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