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Stop Feeding the Beast and Start Feeding the People

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.21.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by Coach Mark Smallwood, executive director at Rodale Institute Have you ever wondered how anyone makes any money on a $2.00 bag of nacho-cheese-fl...

Farm To Fork Across America: Wild Alaskan Salmon Running for Their Lives

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 12.04.2013 | Green
Julie Ann Fineman

Right now we have this beautiful abundance, a sustainable resource, the largest run of sockeye salmon in the entire world! Why put it at jeopardy?

Why I Only Eat Organic Apples and Why You Should, Too

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Apples. Apples are the single most pesticide-contaminated produce ite...

Organic vs. Chemical Lawn Care: Which One Leads to Healthier Grass?

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director The summer season always brings to mind bright green lawns and idyllic...

A New Hive Mentality

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director This past winter was another tough one for the humble honeybee. Winter l...

A Recipe for Great Growth

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director When it comes to growing food, it takes a village. But not the kind of...

Not All Compost Is Created Equal

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Just as the statement "milk is milk" is patently not true, so is the idea...

Better Bacon

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.25.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director We do love our bacon. When the rumor of an "unavoidable bacon shortage" ...

Why Organic?

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director The latest media buzz over organic foods is a bit of a non-event here at ...

The Secret Is in the Soil

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute. The headlines are extreme: "Broiling Heat," "Punishing Drought...

Total Recall

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute. Just this week, Evenflo recalled 35,000 convertible highchairs....

What Are We Going to Tell Them?

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute. The simplest of our children's (and their children's) basic huma...

6 Reasons Organics Can Feed the World

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute. Buying organic is a powerful change-making action, but it's also ...

Come on Down to the 3rd Annual Organic Apple Festival!

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.14.2011 | Food
Maria Rodale

Saturday, September 17th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. is the Rodale Institute's 3rd Annual Organic Apple Festival, where you can pick your own organic apple...

Front Lawn Freedom

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.03.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

If kids and pets play on a lawn, it's especially important to make sure that the turf is organic so they're not exposed to the toxic chemical residues left behind by the products and service providers.

It's Time to Start Thinking About Gardening Again!

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I can't remember a winter that has seemed longer, and more depressing in general. However, it is now officially March, which means that even though it...

Growing A Greener World: The Rodale Institute!

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

Watching yourself on TV is kind of weird. But I have to say, Joe Lamp'l (also known as "joe gardener"!) made it really easy for me. He's one of the ho...

Changing the World, One Organic Hotdog at a Time

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

This past weekend was the second annual Organic Apple Festival at the Rodale Institute farm in Maxatawny, Pennsylvania. The sun was shining, the air w...

Float of the Month: Apple Cider Float

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Maria Rodale

Saturday, September 11th, is the second annual Apple Festival at the Rodale Institute. Consider this your official invitation. This year I am adding a new treat: Organic Apple Cider Floats!

A Visit to My Kitchen: Alison Grantham

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

Alison Grantham is in my kitchen today, sharing her insights from testing organic and chemical agriculture, and her surprising chocolate-and-vegetable...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Amanda Kimble-Evans

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Amanda Kimble-Evans is stopping by my kitchen this morning to chat about what's filling her garden (and her belly!) and her unusual use for diaper cream.

The Power of an Organic Hot Dog

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Why hot dogs? They are the great uniter. And if you can convince someone that the organic version of his or her favorite food is not only great, but better, then I think that's success.

Come on Down to Our Organic Apple Festival!

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Saturday, Sept. 12, the Rodale Institute will be holding its first annual Organic Apple Festival at the farm in Maxatawny, Pennsylvania. I hope you can come!

The Doctor With A Dirty Prescription To Purge Our Bodies, And Our Planet

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Until we start celebrating earth with a small "e" everyday, all the compact fluorescent light bulbs and reusable shopping bags and hybrid cars and stainless steel water bottles in the world won't cut it.

Orange is Greener When It's Organic

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

PepsiCo learned that it wasn't running the Tropicana factory or transporting juice containers, but the nitrogen fertilizers they used that were the primary carbon emissions culprit.