Sustainable Shopping

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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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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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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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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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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DIY Fun

by the Rodale’s team Saturday and Sunday afternoons are perfect for tackling at-home creative projects. Whether it’s knitting a cozy hat, making your own sauerkraut, or baking up a fresh batch of cookies, it’s always fun to make something with your own two hands. So reward yourself this weekend by taking on one of our […]

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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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