Browsing the "organic food" Tag

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Why Does Organic Seem Larger Than It Is?

For a long time we have been hearing that “Organic is the fastest growing segment of the food industry.”  Organic advocates make the claim that Organic could “feed the world” or that it could be “the solution to global warming.”  There is definitely enough buzz about Organic to make all of this seem plausible.  The […]

August 22nd

What is Organic Food, Really? Exposing The Agriculture Myths

Just what the heck is organic food, anyway? When a particular product is certified organic, does that mean the same thing that we imagine it to mean — that the food was raised without pesticides, was grown responsibly and in a non-destructive manner? Well…. maybe not. In a can-o’-worms-openin’ article for Scientific American, Christie Wilcox […]

July 22nd

Why I Decided To Keep Honeybees

Honeybees are in danger and need our help. In the last few years, populations have decreased in half, due to diesease and the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), which has resulted in beekeepers losing 30-90% of their hives for completely unknown reasons. But one of the things we can do to help honeybees is to […]

May 17th

Sandhill Farm: Eating Homegrown

Sandhill Farm is a small agricultural intentional community located in northeastern Missouri, neighbors of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. The community has been farming organically for 35 years and provides most of their own organic food* through a combination of gardens, field crops, raising poultry and bees, growing mushrooms, sugaring, and more. Sandhill’s six members grow food […]

February 1st

How To Protect Yourself Against Food Contamination

Food that is both local and organic is the golden ideal to strive for not only for the well-being of the environment (and your local economy), but for your own personal health, as well. references an article that states: “A centralized food system can allow a single batch of contaminated food to hurt people […]

December 30th

Book Review: Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money

Most of us have heard about the slow food movement where we savor the taste of a place, know our farmers and sip the wine slowly, not gulp down a beer. But what about Slow Money? In Woody Tasch’s visionary book, Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility […]

July 22nd

Food, People, Power: New Healthy Food Co-op Opens in Oakland

What do you do if you find yourself in the middle of an urban healthy-food desert? Look for an oasis for sustenance. Oakland may be on the list of the top 10 Greenest Cities, but certain areas like West Oakland are nearly bereft of healthy, local food, which is an important element of sustainability. Fortunately, […]

July 9th

Healthcare and Wellness for All

As my wife and I write about in ECOpreneuring, if good health is important – and it should be for everyone – then a regular exercise routine along with eating right becomes a feature in our sustainable lifestyle, whether you walk around the block, do yoga or work out three times a week at a […]

July 8th