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December 28, 2011

Happy Pigs 

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Family Farm Takes Holistic Approach To Raising Natural Food

The Simpsons believe what distinguishes them from other farms is their practice of feeding only organically-raised grain to their animals.

November 4, 2011

Tasty Legislation 

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Speed Doesn’t Equal Transparency With New Farm Bill

The new 2012 farm bill is close to completion. However, the speed in which the bill was created means less input from the public -- unless farmers have a say.

October 26, 2011

Organic Safety 

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‘Organic’ Label Doesn’t Mean Safer Produce

Organic farms are not immune to food-borne bacteria. Small farms are often exempt from FDA oversight -- so what other options do they have?

October 24, 2011

Festival For Food 

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Mindful Moments Started 36 Years Ago For National Food Day

Did you know the first National Food Day was in 1975? After only two years, the movement fizzled out -- until now.

October 17, 2011

Fun Food History Facts 

A small herd of milking cows walk away from the camera down a dirt path.  There are grassy pastures to their left and red autumn trees to their right.

The Homegrown Tradition Of CSA Farming

The popularity of CSA farming has grown exponentially over the past several years--but where does it come from?

August 25, 2011

Organic Vs. Conventional 

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The Dirty Dozen: What To Buy Organic

You want to avoid pesticides but you're on a budget. The "Dirty Dozen" to the rescue!

June 21, 2011

Tainted Food 

chicken feed

Arsenic Chicken Feed Pulled Thanks To FDA Independent Tests

After the FDA released a new study about the danger of lacing chicken feed with arsenic, Pfzier took 3-Nitro off of the market.

June 12, 2011

Green Thumb 

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Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Recycling In The Garden

Can you think of a better lifestyle than living at one with your environment from start to finish?

May 6, 2011

School Lunch Reform 

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More Local Foods May Be Coming To School Cafeterias

A new rule may help bring more local food into schools, but is that enough to get kids to eat it?

May 1, 2011

Green Thumb 

Aphids On A Leaf

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Organic Pest Control

When you're an organic gardener, you face challenges that conventional gardeners don't, especially when it comes to bugs.

April 24, 2011

Green Thumb 

Organic Apples

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Organic All The Way

Why does using organic methods to grow food matter? Why is organic more expensive? Is the food better? Join the discussion on these and more organic issues.

April 18, 2011

Food Labels 

Organic Oreos

Organic Labels Make Food Seem Healthier, Tastier

How much does an organic label influence how healthy we think a product is?

April 1, 2011

Conventional Vs. Organic 

Broiler Chicken

Another Reason To Buy Organic Chickens: Fewer Cases Of Salmonella

A new study has found that organic chickens have significantly fewer cases salmonella than their conventional counterparts.

April 1, 2011

Protecting Organics 

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Farmers Sue Monsanto For Organic Crop Protection

A group of organic farmers are suing Monsanto to contest their patent on genetically modified seeds.

March 25, 2011

Presidental Gardening 

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First Lady To Write Book About White House Garden

Michelle Obama will come out with a book in 2012 about the White House garden.

March 14, 2011

Organic Producers 

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Two Organic Certification Agencies Lose Their Accreditation

The USDA cracks down on two producers for not staying true to their responsibilities as organic producers.

March 7, 2011

Eating Out 

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At This Organic Restaurant You Pay What You Can

Can a restaurant only charge donations for organic food and survive in today's economy? Denver's SAME Café does just that.

October 8, 2010

Weekly Roundup: October 8, 2010 

Orange Soda

Weekly Roundup: SunChips Outcry, NYC Soda Ban And Healthy Eggs

SunChips discontinues its eco-friendly bag, the mayor of NYC wants to ban soda from the food-stamp program and are organic eggs actually healthier?

October 5, 2010

Conventional Vs. Organic 

A lone hen escapes the battery cages

$4 Organic Eggs Actually Healthier Than $2 Conventional Eggs?

Conventional vs. organic eggs: what's the difference?

September 3, 2010

Organic Produce 

Glazed strawberries

In Strawberry Study, Organic Produce Delivers The Goods

A study was published this week supporting a few of the health and environmental benefits of organically-grown produce that foodies have been arguing for years.

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