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Why Organic Matters

Next time you're grocery shopping and considering if spending the extra change is worth it for the organic version, think about this: 1. Choosing organic means supporting the non-toxic world you wa…


Could We Use Sex Chemicals — Rather Than Toxic Ones — to Protect Our Food?

Can chemicals that turn bugs on replace those that kill them? That's what farmers who use conventional pesticides are trying to figure out. If they succeed, it will be good news for people as well …


Scientists Look to Baby Eagles to Determine How Contaminated Our Environment Is

Scientists in Wisconsin have hit on a new way to determine how exposed we humans are to toxic chemicals in the environment: They're asking baby eagles. Well, "asking" may put too nice a spin on it.…


Is It Better to Buy Local or Organic?

Many of us often wonder: is better to support local farmers at the farmerís market who are not certified organic, or is it better to buy certified organic products from the grocery store? If your loca…


Picking on Cloth Diapers Misses the Point About Cotton

Cloth diapers made from conventional cotton may not be a great environmental choice, but what we really should be talking about is the cotton, not the diapers. In a recent Washington Post piece,†Ke…


Here’s Why Hemp Should be Your New Favorite Plant

Hemp is a controversial crop, but it's one that holds much promise as a food, fiber and as a fuel. Because hemp is a cousin to marijuana it gets an undeservedly bad reputation from the legal folks in …


Is GMO Soybean Oil Healthier Than Non-GMO?

University of California researchers studied how GMO soybean oil impacts our health and found that claims about the oil's health may not be accurate. Soybean oil is in many of the processed foods o…


Chiquita Bananas Accused of Contaminating Drinking Water

A lawsuit filed in early February of 2015 alleges that Chiquita Bananas not only uses methods that pollute local water supplies, but that they knowingly covered it up. The company website has an ex…


People Who Eat Conventional Produce Have Double the Amount of Pesticides in Their Urine

If you eat fruits and vegetables grown using pesticides, your urine is likely to contain twice as many toxic chemicals†as that of someone who eats organically. That could be bad news if you're pregnan…


Monsanto’s Roundup Found in Animals with Birth Defects

Danish farmer Ib Borup Pederson had reared hogs for decades. So he was alarmed when he observed a growing incidence of malformations and birth defects in his newborn piglets. The deformities included:…


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