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Skeptical of Walmart’s New Organic Line?

If you've not yet heard, Walmart has announced plans to release an affordable line of organic goods in partnership with Wild Oats. It sounds like every organic-lover's dream -- affordable organic food…

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Antibiotics — Making Us Fatter?

Our gut bacteria are gaining more and more press nowadays -- assisting our immune functions, taking hand in nutrient absorption, and even warding off cancer. But, most recently, our imbalanced microbi…

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The Horrifying Truth About Avocados

Avocados are a truly spectacular food. Packed full of good fats, carotenoids, folate, and yes, even cancer-fighting nutrients, some have argued that the avocado could be the world's most perfect food.…

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80+ Items You Can Compost

By Sayward Rebhal, Networx Home composting isn’t just for farmers anymore! The practice is becoming increasingly popular among urban environmentalists who are eager to cut their landfill contributi…

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Can Fixing the American Food System Be This Easy?

With the clamorous debates about food and food policy these days, nearly everyone has a targeted opinion, and possibly a solution, as to how Americans should be eating better. At the center of our …

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Green Gardening Resources

As the Veganic (Vegan Organic or Stockfree Organic) movement continues to grow, many online resources have become available for new and experienced gardeners and farmers who are interested in these su…

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You’re Eating Chicken Poop

In Wichita, Kansas, there's a kitschy lip balm brand called Chicken Poop, with a cute disclaimer on the tube reading: "Contains no poop." In grocery stores all over the country, nearly half of the chi…

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Farmers Prepare to Convince Congress to Pass the Farm Bill

Farmers don't get as much credit as they deserve. Without farmers, families across the nation would not have food on their table. Since the early 1900s the federal government has helped anyone who was…

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$4.5 Million Awarded for Farm to School Programs

The 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act has made the promise of healthier school lunches more of a reality, as will new initiatives that support locally-sourced, minimally-processed foods to be deliver…

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Can Sustainable Agriculture Feed the World? (video)

Or to put the question another way, "Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?" We are told that the answer is "Yes" by big agricultural companies making GMO seed and pesticid…

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