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Meatless Monday: A Lesson in Organicology

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.23.2017 | Green
Ellen Kanner

"How food is produced is a huge issue," says David Lively, vice president of the organic distributor Organically Grown Company and co-founder of the b...

12 Fruits And Veggies With The Most Pesticides

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living

One of the most common reasons to eat more organic produce is to avoid harmful chemicals used in growing your food. Pesticides have been linked to dev...

Give Me Spots on My Apples

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Images of flawless apples seem to be an iconic representation of the fall season. They illustrate the ushering in of colder weather, the new school year, and the changing season.

The Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.02.2014 | Healthy Living

An apple a day usually keeps the doctor away -- unless it's ridden with pesticides. For the 10th year in a row, nonprofit advocacy agency the Envir...

What's Worse: Eating Unwashed Fruit Or No Fruit At All?

Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living

You made a wise decision by tossing that apple in your bag this morning. Now, out and about during your busy day, you're well-prepared with a filling,...

Getting Over That Seasonal Slump

Amie Valpone | Posted 02.19.2014 | Taste
Amie Valpone

Winter blues come in all forms, which has got me thinking: what's the reason behind the seasonal slump? Yes, there's less daylight, less vitamin D. Ye...

Trying To Talk To My Family And Integrate Healthy Foods Into Our Lifestyles

Cyndi Lauper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Cyndi Lauper

When you are a parent, you learn quickly it's all about how quick you need to move when you are maneuvering homework, travel sports and dinner. That's a complicated situation.

Tips For Buying Organic Produce, From Alexandra Zissu (WATCH)

Posted 09.03.2013 | Home

Green Living Expert & Author Alexandra Zissu gave tips on purchasing organic fruits and veggies when she joined me this week on Mondays With Marlo. Sh...

Ideologically Contaminated Produce Shopper's Guide Undermines Health

Jeff Stier | Posted 07.03.2013 | Media
Jeff Stier

We will never convince the intransigent ideologues of the error of their ways, but the media can -- and must -- do better at presenting accurate and complete information about pesticides.

The 12 Fruits And Veggies With The Most Pesticides

Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Unless it's smothered in caramel or part of a sugary pie, we can't think of many times when an apple isn't good for you. But the ever-nutritious fruit...

How To Avoid the Chemicals in our Food

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest bloggers Sonya Lunder and Alex Formuzis, of the Environmental Working Group A sobering new study has found that along with their food, most ...

People Don't Want to Eat Pesticides

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Alex Formuzis, of the Environmental Working Group Chemical agribusiness has finally hit the ceiling over Environmental Working Group...

The Organic Foods That Aren't Worth The Extra Money

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Is organic food worth its hefty price tag? There has been much debate over this, with not a lot of conclusion. Some say that it isn't since the taste ...

The Dirty Dozen: Which Fruits And Veggies Have The Most Pesticides?

Posted 06.22.2012 | Healthy Living

What could be purer than a single ingredient? As health-minded consumers work to avoid processed meals and turn their focus to whole foods, we may...

The 15 Fruits And Veggies Least Contaminated By Pesticides

Posted 06.21.2012 | Green

Environmental Working Group, a non-profit research organization, has released their annual "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean 15" lists of fruits and veggies ra...

WATCH: Healthy Tips For Shopping The Farmers Market

Posted 08.28.2011 | Healthy Living

When it comes to fresh food, the farmers market is a great spot to find healthy options -- but sometimes all of those options can get confusing. T...

The 12 Fruits And Vegetables With The Most Pesticides

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 08.13.2011 | Healthy Living

Could an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Maybe -- but it may also be coated in pesticides. Today, the Environmental Working Group, an advo...

Best Friends Forever? Produce Growers and Pesticide Makers Deepen Their Bond

Ken Cook | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green
Ken Cook

The produce industry claims that public health concerns prompted it to become the public face of a campaign to defend pesticides on produce, primarily to counter Environmental Working Group's popular annual Shopper's Guide to Pesticides.

Taxpayers Funding Pro-Pesticide PR Campaign

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donald Carr

The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF), a California trade association, wants you to have less information about pesticide residues on the fruits and...

Hold the Mayo, Extra Pesticides

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Donald Carr

If Big Agriculture wants to promote healthier diets, it should stop attacking critics and focus on growing vegetables and fruits that are chemical-free -- and also tasty.