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What Eating Organic Food Does for the World

  by guest blogger Lisa Bunin, PhD, organic policy director, Center for Food Safety Sure, I eat organic food because I think it’s healthier for me than food grown with synthetic, toxic agrochemicals or food that’s been genetically engineered or injected with growth hormones. But equally important to me are the multiple ecosystem services and […]

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Just Label It!
So We Know When It’s GMO

We have a right to know which foods contain GMOs and which do not. If GMO foods are safe and there’s truly nothing for us to worry about, then seed and chemical companies should freely allow studies to be done so that food companies can confidently label their products.

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Atrazine and Infertility: A Long Chain
Connected to the Hearts of Women

Even if you are only eating organic, atrazine could still be polluting your water, and recent studies show that atrazine may be causing all sorts of reproductive problems in the women.

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Simple Spaetzle from Scratch

I’ve been meaning to try making spaetzle for years. Lo and behold, spaetzle, like most ethnic comfort foods, isn’t really hard to make at all.

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What’s Really Important?

Sometimes I remember what’s really important when I am doing something that doesn’t seem very important at all. And I remembered it while manning the grill with Dave Zinczenko at Apple Fest 2011. I didn’t ask him to help me cook organic hot dogs (generously donated by Applegate Farms) for my Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen […]

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Is There Lead in Your Juice?

A recent test by the Environmental Law Foundation found higher than acceptable levels of lead in both organic and “conventional” juices and baby foods. They filed a notice of violation with a list of which foods were fine, and which ones weren’t. Foods with violations included apple juice, grape juice, packaged pears and peaches (baby […]

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First Annual Spring Planting Festival at the Rodale Institute!

This Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8, the Rodale Institute will be having its first-ever spring planting festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. It’s the perfect time of year to stock up on everything you need to get your garden growing, figure out how to get a perfect organic lawn, or […]

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Slow Death by Rubber Duck

By guest blogger Annie Spiegelman (a.k.a the Dirt Diva) Last month, for my Dirt Diva garden column, I reviewed two fascinating books: Maria Rodale’s Organic Manifesto (Rodale, 2010) and Slow Death by Rubber Duck (Counterpoint Press, 2010) by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie. After reading these two sobering works, which, respectively, investigate chemical agriculture versus […]

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