Organic Living

Exposing the GMO Rabbit Hole: Why Labeling Genetically Engineered Food is a Must

by guest blogger Lisa Bronner, writer of the blog Going Green with a Bronner Mom A battle is raging in the fresh section of your grocery store. Look around. Heavy artillery is hiding behind the apples. Troops are advancing on the corn and papaya. A bomb is buried in the salmon. When we talk about labeling […]

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Money Can’t Buy the Truth about Food Labeling

Photo: (cc) Chris Goodwin/Flickr, cropped and licensed under Creative Commons 2.0 by guest blogger Robyn O’Brien, author and former financial and food-industry analyst The debate to label genetically engineered foods is heating up in the United States. In the absence of any legislation at the federal level, states are taking the initiative. It’s not the first […]

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Out on a Limb…

Dear Readers, For many years I was concerned about the fate of the publishing world, given the rise of digital media in all of our lives. And my concerns were well grounded, as I was reminded when, this past weekend in Maine, the front page of the Sunday newspaper announced the closing of pulp and […]

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10 Alternatives to Toxic GMO Trick-or-Treat Candy

It’s that time of year again…when little goblins come knocking at your door expecting sweets. I remember with my first child—32 FREAKIN’ years ago—I wished there were organic alternatives to the mainstream treats. But unless I was willing to hand out carob brownies (that no child in her right mind would eat), I was stuck. […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Get Cozy!

You know what you need to do? Chillax! It’s the weekend! We all need some downtime to recharge our batteries now and then. Why not make today that day? Not sure where to start? Here are my 5 steps for the ultimate day of cozy relaxation: Step 1. Pull on a comfy hoodie. The softer […]

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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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