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Organic Food Debate: Pleasure Over Sustainability?

By Paula Alvarado, TreeHugger The quite misinterpreted study published in Annals of Internal Medicine signed by Stanford professionals kept bouncing in my head the past week. Not so much out of ann…

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Why Green Divas & Dudes Prefer Organic Food

This green diva has to weigh in on all the buzz and banter about the latest†study from Stanford about the lack of nutritional benefit from eating organic food. There is a lot of evidence that I wasn't…

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What is Food Culture? Two Women’s Nourishing Definition

When you think about nourishment, what comes to mind? For Jocelyn Jackson and Keri Keifer, co-founders of Grace Hearth, an organic catering business in Oakland, California, nourishment is everything f…

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Is Organic Food Healthier?

By now, I'm sure you've seen the headlines about the recent Stanford University study on organic food. Even the New York Times and NPR declared "Expensive Organic Food No Healthier, Study Finds!" But …

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Is Your Body Roundup-Ready?

The Romans had lead. Victorian hat-makers had mercury. Our parents had cigarettes. We have Roundup. Thanks to the much-hated, genetically-modified corporation Monsanto and other herbicide manufacturer…

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Local, Organic Produce at Your Doorstep

At the Fourth of July celebration in Berkeley, California this week, as I was strolling past a row of vendors, I was drawn to the booth of an organization called Farm Fresh to You. As with most Commun…

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Are Pesticides Making You Sick and Fat?

An apple a day might have kept the doctor away prior to the industrialization of food growing and preparation.† Unless itís a pesticide-free apple, not only is todayís apple not sufficient to keep the…

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How I Learned to Eat My Vegetables

Lately I've been daydreaming about the late summer, when all my favorite fruits, vegetables and herbs are at the peak of their season -- tomatoes, eggplant, grapes, basil, summer squash, to name a few…

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Greenwashed ‘Organic’ & ‘Natural’ Food Labels

Photo Courtesy Of:† iStockphoto/Thinkstock Mark Kastel, co-founder of the Cornucopia Institute, has a long history as a marketing and political consultant, and as a lobbyist (working for family far…

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Germany Decides Genetically-Modified Foods Are Not Welcome

German chemicals giant BASF is closing its biotech division in Germany. The move was prompted by massive resistance to genetically modified food among both the public and politicians. GM opponents are…

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