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“Making Home” Helps You Live With Less Stuff

Want to be more resilient in the face of hard times? Interested in embracing a simpler, and truly more abundant reality? Then a new book, Making Home: Adapting Our Homes and Our Lives to Settle in Place, by Sharon Astyk may be for you. This impressive new book helps you live with less “stuff” and use the resources you already have to […]

November 19th

Global Warming Threatens Chocolate

Just last week, Rachel talked about new research showing that chocolate lowers stroke risk in women, and that’s just one of the health benefits of chocolate. On top of this, research has shown that chocolate is delicious. Unfortunately, just like coffee crops, global warming is threatening the world’s chocolate supply.

October 17th

British Prawns are Not so British

In Great Britain, it’s quite common to see food labelled ‘British fill in the blank’. It’s a good thing, because the people know that they are buying at least reasonably local food.

However, because of loopholes in the food labelling requirements, this type of labelling can be VERY misleading.

April 20th

Pump Your Own Wine

So you thought boxed wine was tacky? Just wait. You soon may be able to pump your own wine at the store. While it may not win you points with your sommelier club, it will score you some with mother nature.

September 22nd

USDA Organic: 20 years Later

[social_buttons] We are coming up on the 20th anniversary  of the The Organic Food Production Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C.A. § 6501-22, November 28, 1990) in which Congress commissioned the USDA to develop a comprehensive national rule for what could be marketed as “Organic.”  It took until October of 2002 for the “Final Rule” to become law.  […]

January 10th

Myths About Raising Chickens in Your Backyard

Just like many other social phenomena that are good for the environment, the exploding trend of people growing their own chickens in the backyard has its naysayers.  Naysayers come in a wide variety of stripes.  For example, the widespread understanding that global warming is real and that we’re causing it has its naysayers, many of […]

September 2nd

Drink the tea. Save the world.

A tea company dedicated to saving the world, inspired by none-other than Digg founder Kevin Rose? No kidding. You can even get a discount below. [social_buttons] As an eco-minded foodie, I can often be found touting the benefits of going organic. It’s healthier, better for the environment and you can feel good about doing your small […]

October 21st