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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 

Environmentally Sensitive Area Sign

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 

obama

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 

GOCA

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 

CAFE sign

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.

August 20, 2010

Local Farms 

organic vegetables and a life organic farm sign at the bloomington farmers market

Community Supported Agriculture At LIFE Certified Organic Farm

LIFE Certified Organic Farms is a family owned farm in Southern Indiana. We asked them about their CSA programs and the variety of heirloom tomatoes they grow.

August 12, 2010

Food Safety 

a farmer holds a handful of almonds

Federal Court To Almond Growers: OK To Challenge Pasteurization Law

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. overturned a previous ruling, clearing the way for farmers to challenge a law concerning almond pasteurization.

August 6, 2010

Food Labeling 

righteous porkchop book cover and nicolette hahn niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman: Food Labeling, Food Safety & Farm To School

The final part of our interview with Nicolette Hahn Niman, she talks about food labeling, food safety and the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

August 4, 2010

Factory Farming 

righteous porkchop book cover and nicolette hahn niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman: Eating Less Meat, But Eating Better Meat

The second part of a three part series, Nicolette Hahn Niman talks about becoming a vegetarian and how we can move away from factory farming.

June 17, 2010

Food Inspection 

Organic Earl Grey tea

USDA Bans Organic Inspector From Inspecting Chinese Food Imports

The USDA found that the Organic Crop Improvement Association was using employees of the Chinese government to inspect Chinese state-run farms.

June 16, 2010

Urban Agriculture 

workers at hayes valley farm

Six Inspirational Success Stories In Urban Agriculture

Earth Eats looks at a number of inspirational urban farming and gardening programs from around the country. Which are your favorites?

May 19, 2010

Pesticides 

Excited child

New Study: Pesticide Exposure Tied To ADHD In Children

In a study of 1,000 children, researchers found that those who had high levels of certain pesticides were almost twice as likely to develop ADHD.

April 15, 2010

Genetic Engineering 

bee pollinating an almond blossom.

Bee Shortage Leads To Development Of Self-Pollinating Almond Trees

The USDA reports that geneticists are working to develop a self-pollinating almond tree to compensate for the rapid decline of honey bee populations

March 10, 2010

St. Patrick's Day 

a bunch of clover with dewdrops

7 Ways To Celebrate A Truly Green St. Patrick’s Day

Here are some simple, affordable, eco-friendly St. Patrick's Day party ideas that will make your guests green with envy.

March 4, 2010

Know Your Food 

a red barn

Five Reasons To Care About Where Your Food Comes From

We need to educate ourselves about food, nutrition, exercise, and now, more than ever, we need to know where our food comes from.

February 16, 2010

Dairy Farming 

a group of grazing dairy cows.

Organic Advocates Applaud New USDA Regulations For Dairy Farms

Previous USDA regulations contained language that made it possible for mega-dairy farms to abuse the organic system. Not anymore!

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