Twin brothers and founders of Earth’s Best, Ron and Arnie Koss discuss their book, The Earth’s Best Story: A Bittersweet Tale of Twin Brothers Who Sparked an Organic Revolution.
U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reveal the Bush administration drew up ways to retaliate against Europe for refusing to use genetically modified seeds. In 2007, then-U.S. ambassador to France Craig Stapleton was concerned about France’s decision to ban cultivation of genetically modified corn produced by biotech giant Monsanto. He also warned that a … Continue reading
From sciencedaily.com (Sep. 1, 2010) — Side-by-side comparisons of organic and conventional strawberry farms and their fruit found the organic farms produced more flavorful and nutritious berries while leaving the soil healthier and more genetically diverse…The study is among the most comprehensive of its kind, analyzing 31 chemical and biological soil properties, soil DNA, and the … Continue reading
Marc Weisskopf, assistant professor of environmental and occupational epidemiology, discusses a study that finds children exposed to higher levels of pesticides known as organophosphates could have a higher risk of being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Jaime Bedrin investigates misleading personal care product claims in an interview with Consumer Union’s Urvashi Rangan.
Note: Organic is still the better choice. However, if you cannot find organic in your town or you cannot afford it, you can still safely eat certain non-organic fruits and vegetables. (Both organic and non-organic should be washed well. See the fruit and veggie wash recipe below!) The following is from the post The Lowdown … Continue reading
I love Wholefoods Markets! Two of the four founders, John Mackey and Renee Lawson Hardy, got booted out of their apartment in Austin, Texas for storing store food there. So, they decided to simply live at the store. They bathed in the Hobart dishwasher, which had an attached water hose. That was when they were … Continue reading
In case you don’t know who Bode Miller is… My favorite Bode vid. He loses a ski and keeps on going. Mad, mad skills.