Organic Living

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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Maria’s Five Favorites: Earth-Friendly Travel Essentials

As we “speak,” I am in France and have been living out of my suitcase for several weeks. Which has inspired me to write a little about packing the right travel gear. When you’re traveling, it’s important to pack light and right! And I don’t just mean bringing the correct amount of underwear—it’s about considering […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Bug Spray

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate Did you know that what we put on our skin can be absorbed directly into our bodies? Our skin is often a gateway to the bloodstream, which is why products like nicotine and estrogen patches work. Unfortunately, our skin lacks the benefit of the body’s […]

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5 Reasons to Use Organic Coconut Oil This Summer

 by Maria Luci, editor at Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen and Rodale’s By now most of us know that we can slather coconut oil onto our skin as a moisturizer or into our frying pans for cooking. But there are tons of other ways to use that jar of organic coconut oil on your counter. And […]

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An Organic Guide to Grilling

With Fourth of July right around the corner, everyone in America will soon be thinking about grilling. Ironically, I’ll be celebrating this year’s Independence Day in London, where I’m sure there will be no barbeques or happy fireworks in its honor. But I digress… Grilling in America needs an organic makeover—independence from exposure to conventional […]

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Protecting Our Rights to Pure Water, Clean Air, and a Healthy Environment

  by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Bernie Sanders, what is your position on ensuring people have a right to get a healthy glass of water out of their household faucet, one free of industry contamination and toxins? Hilary Clinton, do you agree children have a right to a healthy breath of […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Summer Protection

Tomorrow is the official start of summer—my all-time favorite season! I love it all: the BBQs, the long days, the warm nights, the fireflies, the ocean breeze, and the SUNSHINE, birds, and bees! But like most good things, too much can be harmful for you. So how do you protect yourself safely and naturally from […]

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