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Nettle Tea – How to Make a Natural Spring Tonic

Nettle Tea – How to Make a Natural Spring Tonic

By Greg Seaman, Posted March 8th, 2010

Nettles are the first gift of spring, offering a natural tonic to restore and revitalize our bodies as we emerge from winter…

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Journey into Silence

Journey into Silence

By Gail Simmons, Posted February 3rd, 2010

“Rather than fasting I was feasting, and the vast, bountiful desert was my food.”

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FDA reverses findings on BPA; cites health concerns for infants and children

FDA reverses findings on BPA; cites health concerns for infants and children

By Eartheasy, Posted January 25th, 2010

New review of evidence has the FDA concerned about the impacts of BPA, one of the most common chemicals found in consumer products…

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Putting Food By – An Eartheasy Book Review

Putting Food By – An Eartheasy Book Review

By Lindsay Seaman, Posted January 20th, 2010

To “put by” is an old, deep-country way of saying to “save something you don’t use now, against the time when you’ll need it…”

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The End of the Line: a future without fish?

The End of the Line: a future without fish?

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy, Posted January 14th, 2010

To avert fisheries collapse by mid-century, now is the time to apply management programs, harvest limits and consumer awareness.

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Juicy and tender, Seitan is quite possibly the best fake meat – but there is a downside

Juicy and tender, Seitan is quite possibly the best fake meat – but there is a downside

By Anneli Rufus, Posted January 11th, 2010

Seitan is all the rage in vegan kitchens for its versatility and uncanny meatishness, but the bad news for some is that it’s made of wheat gluten.

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Good Food Nation – reversing the obesity epidemic with local foodsheds

Good Food Nation – reversing the obesity epidemic with local foodsheds

By Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office, Posted November 25th, 2009

MIT researchers think America’s obesity epidemic can be reversed via ‘foodsheds,’ in which healthier, more affordable food is produced and consumed regionally.

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Making your own apple juice

Making your own apple juice

By Lindsay Seaman, Eartheasy, Posted October 29th, 2009

Turning windfalls into autumn’s elixir…

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Fair Food Farmstead – providing accessibility to locally grown food

Fair Food Farmstead – providing accessibility to locally grown food

By Eartheasy, Posted October 19th, 2009

Many consumers cite ‘distance’ and ‘inconvenient location’ as reasons to not shop at farmer’s markets. The Farmstand, located in Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal, is pioneering an innovative model for a community supported agricultural program.

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Our experience with a solar powered refrigerator

Our experience with a solar powered refrigerator

By Greg Seaman, Posted September 16th, 2009

Having lived almost 30 years in an off-grid home with no electricity, and no refrigeration, we finally bought a new solar powered refrigerator. Here are our impressions.

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Study shows progress in rebuilding global fisheries

Study shows progress in rebuilding global fisheries

By Eartheasy, Posted August 24th, 2009

The world’s commercial fisheries, pressured by overfishing and threatened with possible collapse by mid-century, could be rebuilt with careful management, according to new research.

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An organic farmer’s perspective on the meat/climate change debate

An organic farmer’s perspective on the meat/climate change debate

By Eliot Coleman, Grist.org, Posted August 20th, 2009

A 2007 UN report called “Livestock’s Long Shadow,” claimed that 18 percent of global human-induced greenhouse gas emissions stem from meat production. Eliot Coleman, a respected small-scale farmer, offers this counterpoint.

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Urban Beekeeping – the latest buzz

Urban Beekeeping – the latest buzz

By Christian Science Monitor, Posted July 28th, 2009

Urban settings can be surprisingly productive environments for raising bees

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Can We Rely on Organic Food and Clothing?

Can We Rely on Organic Food and Clothing?

By Bob Folkart, LiveLifeOrganics.com, Posted July 27th, 2009

Have organic labels and the food and clothing products that exhibit them lost their reliability?

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Are pesticides causing Parkinson’s disease?

Are pesticides causing Parkinson’s disease?

By Robin Marantz Henig, OnEarth Magazine, Posted June 22nd, 2009

30-plus years of research sheds light on a hidden connection…

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Using markets to make fisheries sustainable

Using markets to make fisheries sustainable

By Robert Stavins, Posted May 2nd, 2009

Can government provide a solution to the global issue of over-fishing?

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Fruits and vegetables yielding fewer nutrients than in the past

Fruits and vegetables yielding fewer nutrients than in the past

By Greg Seaman, Posted May 1st, 2009

While modern farming tecniques are producing larger and more perfect fruits and vegetables, the yield in terms of nutrients is declining.

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Congress moves to ban BPA from all food containers

Congress moves to ban BPA from all food containers

By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Posted April 10th, 2009

Studies prove BPA linked to numerous health risks, including cancer and diabetes.

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8 Ways to Join the Local Food Movement

8 Ways to Join the Local Food Movement

By Sarah VanGelder, Posted April 3rd, 2009

How to turn a lawn into lunch, swap preserves, glean, boost your food security and live the good life.

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Why having more no longer makes us happy

Why having more no longer makes us happy

By Bill McKibben, Posted April 2nd, 2009

The formula of human well-being used to be simple: Make money, get happy. So why is the old axiom suddenly turning on us?

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