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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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The New Rules of Food

The New Rules of Food

By Alan Mammoser, Posted March 26th, 2009

Concerned citizens, farmers and others are starting to work on a new set of rules for the food system.

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Consumer Culture is no accident

Consumer Culture is no accident

By David Suzuki, Posted March 25th, 2009

“The American economy’s ultimate purpose is to produce more consumer goods”. What kind of society does this create?

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Having a voice makes people happy

Having a voice makes people happy

By Frances Moore Lappe, Yes Magazine, Posted March 10th, 2009

“I have to feel I am doing something to address the roots of suffering,” he replied, “or I couldn’t be happy.”

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Can organic farming feed the world?

Can organic farming feed the world?

By The Organic Consumers Association, Posted January 30th, 2009

A summary of research suggests that organic agriculture could potentially supply global food needs.

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Induction Cooking

Induction Cooking

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

Induction cooking uses 90% of the energy produced compared to only 55% for a gas burner and 65% for traditional electric ranges.

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Warming up to Solar Ovens

Warming up to Solar Ovens

By Sue Halpern and Bill McKibben, Posted January 28th, 2009

They haven’t reached the mainstream yet, but solar cookers are attracting attention for producing intensely flavored food without match or plug.

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Feeding Our Future

Feeding Our Future

By Michael Ableman, Posted January 28th, 2009

Imagine a world where students could plant, harvest and cultivate the foods they eat in their school cafeterias.

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Family Values and Food Sustainability

Family Values and Food Sustainability

By Carlo Petrini, Slow Food, Posted January 28th, 2009

Ensuring good food for all in the future means looking to the ways of the past.

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Let fish go to your head

Let fish go to your head

By Leslie Beck, Posted January 28th, 2009

Fish is great brain food. Minimize its contaminants by choosing the right kinds.

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BottleMania – How water went on sale and why we bought it

BottleMania – How water went on sale and why we bought it

By Elizabeth Royte, Posted January 28th, 2009

Elizabeth Royte’s new book explains why bottled water is one of the greatest marketing coups of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Organic produce may soon be cheaper than conventional produce

Organic produce may soon be cheaper than conventional produce

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

The inexorable rise in oil prices leads to higher costs for chemical fertilizers.

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