Organic Living

Pesticide Use Skyrocketing on GMO Crops While Pro-GMO Media Run Interference

by David Bronner, president of Dr. Bronner’s Michael Specter’s recent articles in the New Yorker bashing Vandana Shiva and the labeling of genetically engineered foods (“Seeds of Doubt“and ”The Problem with G.M.O. Labels“) are the latest high-profile pro–genetically modified organisms (GMO) articles that fail to engage with the fundamental critique of genetically engineered food crops in […]

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4 Ways to Support Farm-to-School Policies

by Chelsey Simpson, communications manager for the National Farm to School Network Tomorrow marks the beginning of National Farm to School Month. For the next 31 days, schools across the country will celebrate the local products in their lunch offerings, the gardens in their schoolyards, and the food and agriculture education offered in their classrooms. […]

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Love + Nature = Organic

As I write this, the Climate March is happening in New York City. My heart is there, in Manhattan, even as I go through my usual weekend routine: Emmaus farmer’s market, supermarket, second half of the Man City vs. Chelsea Game (it was very emotional), lunch, and playing outside with my daughter—the same daughter who […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Fall Healing Essentials

Well, fall has officially arrived, with its cool temperatures, dry air, and balding trees. And while this can get some of us down (like me!)—not to mention, mess with our immune systems, skin, muscles, and hair—it can also be an opportunity to focus on ourselves. So this autumn, give yourself some “me time”! Spend some […]

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6 Fun Ways to Celebrate Apple Season

by the Rodale’s team Apple season is now in full swing, and we’re ready to celebrate! Ready to get in on the fun, but want to do more than just bake another apple pie? Here are 6 fun (and somewhat unique) ways to get the most out of the most delicious time of the year. […]

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Give Me Spots on My Apples

by guest blogger “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Images of flawless apples seem to be an iconic representation of the fall season. They illustrate the ushering in of colder weather, the new school year, and the changing season. But, to me, these apples don’t hold any appeal. I know that those flawless apples […]

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Ode to the Apple

The apple has been around for quite a long time. Although there is debate about whether or not it really was an apple or a fig that Eve allegedly used to seduce Adam, it was definitely the apple that was painted into all those paintings depicting the fall of man—or was that just a legitimate […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Sustainable Fall Fashion

While you probably know by now that fall isn’t my favorite season, there are a few good things that come from it—namely apples, colorful trees, and updated cozy wardrobes. With every fall comes fall fashion and New York Fashion Week, but instead of celebrating catwalks and couture, Rodale’s has been celebrating its own fashion event: […]

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