May 17, 2013 • in Environment
A Recipe for Great Growth
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by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood. When it comes to growing food, it takes a village. But not the kind of village you might think. Communities of bacteria, fungi, nematodes, and other microorganisms are the villagers that truly affect how our plants grow. It’s these micro-villagers that gardeners, farmers, and landscape professionals should be focused on luring onto, and into, our land.
May 06, 2013 • in Maria Recommends
The Only Real Way to End GMOs
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The other day I was feeling overwhelmed, depressed, and defeated about the whole GMO thing. There is SO MUCH evidence that GMOs, and the chemicals that are used in concert with them (like Round up) are destroying our health and planet. But then it occurred to me. We have the solution!
April 02, 2013 • in Maria Recommends
The Virus in Our Food Supply
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by guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez. I have many reasons for being against GMOs. But topping the list right now are the disturbing practices of agricultural giant Monsanto, which, in its relentless pursuit of profits no matter what, has dedicated countless hours and dollars to persecuting and prosecuting U.S. farmers for “patent infringements.”
February 11, 2013 • in Maria Recommends
So God Made an Organic Farmer
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And on the Eighth day, after she had rested,
God remembered to make someone
To truly care for her creation.
So God made an organic farmer…
January 29, 2013 • in Health
Dissecting Our Health
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by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood. The end of 2012 saw some quiet and some not-so-quiet snubs aimed at organic foods. The Stanford study, the American Academy of Pediatrics statement, Dr. Oz… All these messages claimed to be focused on “health” and whether or not certain foods help or hinder our progress toward this mystical perfection for which we are all supposed to strive. It’s time for the organic community to put the skeptics to rest once and for all!
December 04, 2012 • in Food & Recipes
How To Avoid the Chemicals
in our Food
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By guest bloggers Sonya Lunder and Alex Formuzis. A sobering new study has found that along with their food, most Americans are ingesting a mix of toxic chemicals in amounts that violate government toxicity guidelines, putting them at increased risk of cancer. Young children (ages 2 to 4) had the greatest exposures to harmful contaminants, including acrylamide, arsenic, lead, and a rogue’s gallery of toxic pesticides and other industrial chemicals.
November 01, 2012 • in Maria Recommends
What Is Proposition 37?
The Top 5 Reasons You Should Care!
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You have probably seen something about “Proposition 37″ or “Prop. 37.” And maybe, like me, you glaze over anytime there is some political something or other that seems too hard to figure out. Well, this one is easy…or let’s put it this way, I’m going to make it easy for you to understand. Here’s what you need to know about Prop 37.