Organic Issues

What Eating Organic Food Does for the World

Β  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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How Schools Can Reduce Energy Costs and Promote a Sustainable Future

Part III of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, Managing Principal of The Stone House Group When you think back on your education, what experiences had the most impact on you? Many would cite team projects, fieldwork, and hands-on learning experiences as their strongest memories. Personally, my 8th-grade camping trip helped me […]

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Three Things You Need to Know about Carbon

Part II of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, managing principal ofΒ The Stone House Group You may recall learning about the carbon cycle in your school days, but did you know that understanding this cycle is imperative to understanding climate change and sustainability? You can think of carbon dioxide as the common […]

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DARK Act Passes House, Threatens GMO Labeling

Β  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

Β  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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On History, Sustainability, and Community

Part I of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, managing principal of The Stone House Group Even if you don’t believe in climate change, you must believe in sustainability. As former treasury secretary Hank Paulson said, “Economic growth and environmental protection are not at odds. They’re opposite sides of the same coin […]

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