Organic Issues

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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36 Million Dead Chickens Can’t Be Wrong: The Bird Flu Blues

I am not a specialist; I am a generalist. But one thing we generalists have over the specialists is that we tend to see the connections between things a lot faster and more easily than specialists do. In fact, sometimes it’s so easy for us to see the connections that the specialists think we’re stupid. […]

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Great Headlines about Organic from Around the World!

Lately, there’s been a spate of good news about organic agriculture. The movement is growing and gaining speed quickly. The power of the people is working! But first, the bad news…or rather, one of the reasons the world is realizing it needs to change for the better: Researchers are now saying they are 99 percent […]

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Why Modern Regenerative Organic Farming Is THE Way to Feed the World

Photo by thebittenword.com/Flickr, licensed under CC 2.0 Recently, a friend of mine who is trying to transition a farm to organic asked me with a bit of frustration why people keep insisting that “you can’t feed the world with organic.” My response was that it’s important for him to realize that “We Need to Feed […]

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Is This the Beginning of the End of Glyphosate?

With the recent news that the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) International Agency for Research on Cancer has labeled glyphosate—the active ingredient in the world’s most widely used weedkiller, Roundup—as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” those of us who oppose GMOs and the rampant overuse of glyphosate that goes with them finally have a ray of hope. […]

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Whoops! ‘Safe’ Weedkiller Now a ‘Probable Human Carcinogen’

  by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor for RodaleNews.com For years, chemical reps assured farmers that Roundup was safe and “biodegradable.” Fast-forward and farmers now spray more than 185 million pounds of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Roundup—on U.S. food crops. It’s also the most popular weedkiller used in yards, gardens, parks, and playgrounds all […]

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