Organic Living

Ebola vs. Climate Change, Fear vs. Courage

Recently, I’ve seen a lot of social media humor and sarcasm around the fearful public response to ebola as compared to people’s generally unafraid responses to climate change. People are wondering why everyone is freaking out about a difficult-to-contract disease and not freaking out about the end of civilization as a result of climate change. […]

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Fall Baking Essentials + A Cheddar Cornbread Muffins Recipe

by the Rodale’s team Fall was made for baking! The warmth of the oven, the heartening smells from the stove, the happiness that comes from that first, homemade bite. There’s nothing quite like a homemade autumnal treat shared among friends and family… That’s why we’re highlighting our favorite ecofriendly baking essentials, all made with love […]

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How Real Change in the Food System Starts at Retail

by guest blogger Joyce de Brevannes, market outreach manager for the Non-GMO Project It’s been 20 years since the “Flavr Savr” tomato, the first commercially produced genetically modified organism (GMO), appeared on grocery store shelves. The tomato, whose genes had been spliced to include genes from an Arctic flounder to extend its shelf life, had […]

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Can Organic Agriculture Really Reverse Climate Change?

by guest blogger “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Over the past 14 days, I have been on a walk—a walk that, I hope, will change the way that we look at climate change. Each day I walk 10 miles on a journey from the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, to Washington, DC. Along […]

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Feeding the World with Love

Food made with love tastes better. Perhaps we can all remember a special meal from our childhood, one where a simple dinner steeped with family love stayed with us long after we left the table. Food grown with love tastes different, too. Food cultivated and harvested with tender care contains more than just nutrition and […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Bundle Up, Darlin’

The weather outside is beginning to get frightful around here…which to me is not so delightful. But if I can’t have the heat and sunshine of summer, the next best thing is to bundle up in comfy, cozy, sustainable winter jackets. Here are five of my favorites. So, bundle up, baby, it’s cold outside! 1. […]

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Calling All Farmers: You Can Help Save the World!

In my recent travels across America, one thing has become abundantly clear: Demand for organic food is soaring. The current organic market has grown to more than $35 billion in annual sales, and with companies like Walmart and Target making organic widely available, its growth is expected to continue. Supply, on the other hand, is […]

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10 Best Brain-Boosting Foods

by guest blogger Peggy Kotsopoulos, registered holistic nutritionist, culinary consultant, and author of Kitchen Cures: Revolutionize Your Health with Foods that Heal Have you ever walked into a room and completely forgotten what you came in for? Or bumped into someone on the street whom you’ve met repeatedly, but you still can’t remember his or […]

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