Organic Issues
April 12, 2014 • in Environment

22 Surprising Facts for Earth Day

by guest blogger Nicole Cherie Jones What’s the dirtiest crop? How many plastic water bottles do we throw away each year? Here are 22 reasons to live eco-consciously year-round, plus savvy swaps you can make to celebrate Earth Day every …

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April 10, 2014 • in Family

CSA Pizza Night

By guest blogger Nate Luke, photographer and video director Millsap Farms brings a lot to the table—literally. Along with providing community-supported agriculture (CSA) members with weekly assortments of freshly harvested organically grown produce, the Springfield, Missouri farm now hosts a …

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April 01, 2014 • in Environment

Support Earth Month by Taking the Non-GMO Challenge

by guest blogger Courtney Pineau, acting director of the Non-GMO Project For the past 44 years, people across the globe have celebrated our beloved planet during Earth Month in April. Originating from the first Earth Day, which occurred on April …

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February 20, 2014 • in Organic Food

Stop Feeding the Beast and Start Feeding the People

by Coach Mark Smallwood, executive director at Rodale Institute Have you ever wondered how anyone makes any money on a $2.00 bag of nacho-cheese–flavored corn chips or a $0.25 apple? Economists and policy wonks have been talking about how we …

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February 19, 2014 • in By Maria

5 Reasons Why This Is the Most Important Year Ever to Start a Garden

Sure, every year is a great year to start a vegetable garden, but this year I kind of realized how Noah must have felt when he decided it might be a good time to build an ark. I first got …

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February 18, 2014 • in Environment

What We Can Learn from the California Drought

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Maybe you’ve heard about the ongoing drought in California. Maybe you haven’t because you don’t live there, and you think that a lack of water in one state has nothing …

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February 03, 2014 • in Environment

Balancing Act

by guest blogger Elizabeth G. Craig My boys have been sick all week with fevers. A little bit of the sniffles, too, but mostly this incessant fever that, when it spikes, leaves them glassy-eyed and lethargic. These normally healthy, energetic …

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