Organic Issues

Three Things You Need to Know about Carbon

Part II of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, managing principal of 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

  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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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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Slow Fashion Spotlight: CP Shades

by the Rodale’s team Founded more than 30 years ago and produced in Northern California, CP Shades is one of our favorite slow fashion vendors. Why? Because, as they say, “What you see is what you get.” CP Shades uses 100 percent natural and sustainable fabrics to create elegant, timeless handmade products that are meant […]

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Slowing Down Fashion

by guest blogger Marci Zaroff, ecofashion pioneer, founder of Under the Canopy, and president of Portico Brands “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” —Gandhi Over the past two decades, I’ve been on an eye-opening journey. Pulling the curtain back on the fashion industry, I’ve uncovered that it’s the second largest polluter […]

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From Slow Food to Slow Fashion

Carlo Petrini began the “slow food” movement in 1986. When this international campaign was created, springing from the desire to protect local food cultures and emphasize the pleasure of food over the immediate gratification (and often resulting regret) of the growing fast-food culture, Carlo’s ideas sounded idealistic, and perhaps a bit unrealistic. But three decades […]

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