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The Organic Label Needs Your Help

One of the things that stood out for me most about Standing Rock was that the indigenous people were adamant that they were not protesting, they were protecting. They were protecting the water, the Earth, their homes, and their future. With a new administration coming into Washington, the future of food, organic, and farming is […]

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I Hate Granola

Recently on Twitter, I clicked on a link from the Economist baiting me with a tweet about which American fast-food company is both most profitable and most ecofriendly. I knew before clicking that the answer was Chipotle, but wanted to confirm. I was greeted by this opening sentence: “SUSTAINABILITY suffers from an image problem. Not […]

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All You Really Need to Know about Organic Coffee

by guest blogger Sandy Riggen, owner of Brown & Jenkins Coffee Roasters What’s the first thought that comes to mind upon seeing the word “organic?” Today’s savvy coffee lovers (that would be you) will answer in unison: pesticide free. Ah, but we also know that you also enjoy savoring a fresh cup of coffee while […]

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Great Headlines about Organic from Around the World!

Lately, there’s been a spate of good news about organic agriculture. The movement is growing and gaining speed quickly. The power of the people is working! But first, the bad news…or rather, one of the reasons the world is realizing it needs to change for the better: Researchers are now saying they are 99 percent […]

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Voting Is Open for the 2015 Real Food Media Contest Short Films!

Covering a range of topics, from food and farm labor to cottage-food legislation, a lens into humane meat processing, and the making of beneficial bugs, the 10 finalists of the Real Food Media Contest were selected from more than 175 submissions. The 2015 contest invited a new crop of digital submissions of films under four […]

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4 Strange Sources of Roundup

by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor for RodaleNews.com There are a lot of studies asserting that organic is better for you, but if you read nothing else about it, know this: Many nonorganic foods contain dangerous levels of GMOs and glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup. You won’t find it anywhere on […]

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The Latest Scientific Research on Why Organic Is Better for You

In preparation for an upcoming talk, I thought it would be a good idea to check in on the latest scientific research regarding agricultural chemicals and our health. I did extensive research for Organic Manifesto, but that was published in 2009, so it was time for an update based on more recent scientific studies. Therefore, […]

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Where True Quality of Life Comes From

The following is an abridged version of the speech Maria Rodale delivered at the United Nations on Monday, December 8, 2014, upon receiving Auburn University’s International Quality of Life Laureate Award. The award recognizes outstanding global citizens who have made a significant contribution to improving the lives of people worldwide. Past laureates have included Archbishop […]

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