ORGANIC LIVING

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ATH Editor of Organic Living. Susan has practiced organic living and gardening for almost 30 years. She credits a whole, organic lifestyle to dramatic healing results in the health of h...
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Susan Lutz
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Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Why is it so expensive? Ali Partovi in a Ted Talk Looks at the Issue.

 

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by Dr. Ikram Abidi

When it comes to organic food versus non-organic food, one of the most important questions that most diet-enthusiasts and food curious people want to ask is how to tell the difference. In other words, how to identify or differentiate organic food from the conventional food...


Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: From the looks of it, organic food can be hard to identify next to non-organic. Here are some ways to become proficient at knowing what is organic and what is not.

 

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Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Whether heading out for a vacation with the kids or taking time off after a well-earned graduation, traveling is on the agenda. Here's some tips to eat healthy on the road.

 

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from FoodTank

Soil is vital to the health of both people and the planet. Unfortunately, it is often the most overlooked of all agricultural inputs. The U.N. General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS) to increase awareness and understanding of the many important roles of soil...


Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: The soil; it's all about the soil. Where we plant our seeds determines how we live. It is a rule that runs literally and metaphorically in our crops, our lives, and our intentions. Without a solid foundation, what can grow? Well?

 

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from FoodTank

This week, Food Tank is highlighting stories of hope, innovation, and success, in creating a better food system. From women’s land access in Chad and urban green spaces in Australia to chefs in the United Kingdom and the United States implementing local...

 

Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Get frustrated with food? Prices feel high? Contaminating practices won't stop? Have no idea what to eat any more? From Disco Soup to Edible Schoolyards to solar ovens, here are 101 Hopeful Food Facts to keep us thinking optimistically about the future

 

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by Gillian Drake

Organic Foods Now Not a Choice But a Necessity— So How Can we Eat Organic Without Busting the Budget?

As processed foods have become a major part of the western diet, so the health of the general population has progressively deteriorated...

 

Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Tips to get a handle on the impact of the grocery list on your budget while staying organic.

 

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by Susan Lutz,
ATH Co-Editor of Organic Living

Scrub some natural face cleanser on at the end of the day. Feels wonderful. A shea butter body cream can only be good, right? Read the ingredients. Many of the cosmetics on the shelf today contain microbeads. What’s a microbead? I hadn’t heard of them either...


Editor's Note from Susan Lutz:  Microbeads, tiny plastic beads, lurk in many health and beauty products. From toothpaste to body scrubs, these additives are making their way to destroying our rivers, oceans, and planet.

 

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by Carol Dreibelbis

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that about one-third—or 1.3 billion metric tons—of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste each year. While it is easy to recognize the enormity of this number, it is much more difficult to make sense of it in a useful way. An October 2012 study by Jean Buzby and Jeffrey Hyman of the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks to make food waste estimates more meaningful by attaching a dollar value...

 

Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: We waste way too much. Why is this happening? How does it impact us? An interesting article to investigate.

 

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Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Love the simple videos. Not too much talk and straight to the point. Almond butter. Simple and delicious.

 

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Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet

Washington, D.C.—One of the familiar narratives for the promotion of genetically modified (GM) crops is that they have the potential to alleviate poverty and hunger. But the real impacts of GM crops deserve closer assessment, writes Wanqing Zhou, research associate in the Food and Agriculture Program at the Worldwatch Institute...

 

Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Worldwatch Institute investigates the trends and possible fallout of the use of GMOs.

 

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from FoodTank

The food system depends on a healthy environment, but poor agricultural practices are responsible for environmental degradation. Beekeepers continue to lose 30 percent of honeybee colonies during an average winter—likely due to pesticides and other agrochemicals...


Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: The food system struggles to provide and sustain, yet their are those working to provide important ingredients to repairing the way we eat and think about food.

 

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Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Joan Dye Gussow is a professor, author, gardener, environmentalist, and food policy expert. Insight to a journey of environmental history and change.

 

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Equal Exchange Powers Coffee to New Level: An Interview with Co-President Rob Everts

Interviewed by Susan Lutz, ATH Co-Editor of Organic Living

1. What is the mission of Equal Exchange?

To build long term trade relationships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers, and to demonstrate through our success, the contribution of worker cooperatives and fair trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world...

 

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