Give Organic a Chance
    January 13, 2009
    Give Organic a Chance

    "I don't want you just to sit down at the table. I don't want you just to eat, and be content. I want you to walk out into the fields where the water is shining, and the rice has risen. I want you to …

    5 Ways to Buy Organic on a Budget
    January 13, 2009
    5 Ways to Buy Organic on a Budget

    When the economy hits hard, some families cut back on grocery bills by cutting out the fruits and vegetables and going for cheaper items that are frequently high in sugar and saturated fats. A recent …

    Organic Dining in 2009
    January 5, 2009
    Organic Dining in 2009

    I love Sideboard Cafe in my hometown of Danville, CA. It's my favorite restuarant find of 2008 anywhere in the country, let alone the Bay Area. Great food, great people. Tasty fare that's fresh, local…

    Picky Eaters, No Time and a Limited Food Budget?! Me, too!
    November 28, 2008
    Picky Eaters, No Time and a Limited Food Budget?! Me, too!

    Fluorescent orange mac n cheese noodles: Replace the bright orange brand with the white cheddar brand (it really does help reduce your child's unnecessary exposure to synthetic chemicals). (more&helli…

    Our Thanksgiving Feast
    November 25, 2008
    Our Thanksgiving Feast

    We love to spend the holidays together, but this year we'll be a little scattered. On Thanksgiving Day I'll be curled up in a quiet house with a draft of my upcoming book and a steaming bowl of organi…

    Willie Nelson: Potatoes from his Past, Farmers for our Future
    October 9, 2008
    Willie Nelson: Potatoes from his Past, Farmers for our Future

    Abbott, Texas, where his family grew some of their own food in a small garden. He sees the local community model from his childhood as a workable solution to many of our larger problems of today. Whil…

    John Mellencamp
    September 23, 2008
    John Mellencamp

    Earlier this year, John Mellencamp was inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, alongside Leonard Cohen and Madonna. He'd earlier won a Grammy for Best Male Rock Performer. (m…

    Frances Moore Lappe
    September 23, 2008
    Frances Moore Lappe

    Frankie Moore Lappe is a dear friend and one of my heroes. Her groundbreaking book Diet for a Small Planet has been called "the blueprint for eating with a small carbon footprint since long before the…

    Dave Matthews
    September 23, 2008
    Dave Matthews

    "Our planet will not sustain us if we continue living the way we are. It cannot." "People often say we must save the planet. The planet, in my opinion, will be fine. What we want to do is work with th…

    Neil Young
    September 23, 2008
    Neil Young

    Neil Young got involved in Farm Aid at the very beginning, just to try to save family farms because, "they were dying on the vine." Today Farm Aid is far more than a benefit concert. And it is far mor…

    Quality Organic Milk
    September 23, 2008
    Quality Organic Milk

    Since its founding in 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $30 million to support our family farmers. This year, Horizon Organic and Whole Foods Market were the two largest contributors to Farm Aid. (m…

    HOPE
    September 23, 2008
    HOPE

    Transitioning a conventional dairy farm to become an organic dairy farm is quite a journey. The cows must be raised without the use of toxic synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, added growth hormones, c…

    Willie Welcomes a Group of Us to Farm Aid 2008
    September 23, 2008
    Willie Welcomes a Group of Us to Farm Aid 2008

    "The Farmer is the backbone of our economy. If the bottom rung of the economic ladder is agriculture, and it falls in, everything else falls down. And that’s where we are. Thank you for helping us p…

    Frankie Moore Lappe Speaks Out
    September 22, 2008
    Frankie Moore Lappe Speaks Out

    Frankie Moore Lappe is a dear friend and one of my heroes. Her groundbreaking book Diet for a Small Planet has been called "the blueprint for eating with a small carbon footprint since long before the…

    Backstage at Farm Aid
    September 20, 2008
    Backstage at Farm Aid

    Not only do all of the musicians donate their time to play at FarmAid, but they also pay all of their own expenses to get here and play. (more…)…

    Farm Aid 2008
    September 20, 2008
    Farm Aid 2008

    Photo by Cheryl Greene The family farm is the foundation of our health and security. Farm Aid started in 1985 when America's farmers found themselves in a fight for their farming lives. Today, on a pe…

    Dr. Greene's Organic Journey: Is it right for your family?
    September 10, 2008
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Journey: Is it right for your family?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: My organic journey began in a cow pasture, believe it or not. I was walking on a diary farm in Vermont, listening to someone speak about the dramatic improvement in health for a h…

    Tips for buying Non-GMO
    August 15, 2008
    Tips for buying Non-GMO

    TIP #1: BUY ORGANIC There are four types of organic labels: 100% ORGANIC: All ingredients are organic. ORGANIC: At least 95% of ingredients are organic. The other 5% must still be non-GMO. (more&helli…

    GM food supplement caused deadly epidemic
    August 14, 2008
    GM food supplement caused deadly epidemic

    In the 1980s, a contaminated brand of a food supplement called L-tryptophan killed about 100 Americans and caused sickness and disability in another 5,000-10,000 people. The source of contaminants was…

    GM diets may cause organ damage and disease
    August 13, 2008
    GM diets may cause organ damage and disease

    The liver processes toxins; its state can reveal toxins in the diet. Liver cells of mice fed GM “Roundup Ready” soybeans had structural changes, which, according to molecular geneticist Michael An…