March 08, 2011 • in Health & Fitness

Exploring the Environmental Causes of Autism and Learning Disabilities, Part 1

By guest blogger and advisor Philip J. Landrigan, MD Dr. Landrigan has been a member of the faculty of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City since 1985, and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine since …

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March 07, 2011 • in Organic Issues

Why Modern Organic Farming Is the Only Thing That Can Feed the World: Reason 1 of 5

Last month I was invited to be the keynote speaker at BioFach, the European organic trade show. They asked me to speak about if, and how, organic food and farming can feed the world. This week, I will be sharing …

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March 04, 2011 • in Gardening

It’s Time to Think about Gardening Again!

I can’t remember a winter that has seemed longer, and more depressing in general. However, it is now officially March, which means that even though it won’t be warm and wonderful for at least another month or two, it is …

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March 03, 2011 • in Gardening

A Visit to My Kitchen: Amy Goldman

Author and gardener Amy Goldman is in my kitchen today, talking about her connection to the garden from farm to table. Amy Goldman is a passionate gardener and seed saver and a nationally recognized advocate for heirloom fruits and vegetables. …

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March 02, 2011 • in Maria Recommends

The Top 10 Things I Wish Didn’t Involve Plastic

Last week, to mark the end of the Plastic-Free Challenge, I shared some tips for reducing the amount of plastic in your life. I personally don’t think that anything is completely evil.  But I do think we overuse a …

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March 01, 2011 • in Random Thoughts

Can You Make Your Sexuality Organic?

By guest blogger Pamela Madsen, founding executive director of The American Fertility Association and author of Shameless: How I Ditched the Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure…and Somehow Got Home in Time to Cook Dinner (Rodale, 2011). I love this …

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February 28, 2011 • in Exploring

A Whirlwind Trip to Germany

A few months ago, I got invited to be the keynote speaker at Biofach, in Nuremberg, Germany. Biofach is the world’s largest trade fair for the global organic industry. I accepted right away—not only because of the honor of being …

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