Organic Food

WTF Is Nooch?! And Other Vegan Lingo Explained

by guest blogger Gillian Francella, writer, editor, and newly converted vegan What is a world without the gooey goodness that is a basketful of melty mozzarella sticks or a crockpot stuffed to the top with macaroni and cheese? When I first became a vegan, it seemed this new world sans dairy products was going to […]

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What Eating Organic Food Does for the World

  by guest blogger Lisa Bunin, PhD, organic policy director, Center for Food Safety Sure, I eat organic food because I think it’s healthier for me than food grown with synthetic, toxic agrochemicals or food that’s been genetically engineered or injected with growth hormones. But equally important to me are the multiple ecosystem services and […]

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All You Really Need to Know about Organic Coffee

by guest blogger Sandy Riggen, owner of Brown & Jenkins Coffee Roasters What’s the first thought that comes to mind upon seeing the word “organic?” Today’s savvy coffee lovers (that would be you) will answer in unison: pesticide free. Ah, but we also know that you also enjoy savoring a fresh cup of coffee while […]

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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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