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Uprising Radio: Video Interview with Vandana Shiva

Uprising Radio: Video Interview with Vandana Shiva

By | November 2, 2012 at 8:08 am | No comments

Photo by Salone Internazionale del Libro via flickr Vandana Shiva - scientist, author, feminist, and environmental activist - is speaking to Uprising Radio on behalf of proposition 37. As a long time advocate for organic, non-GMO food, Dr. Shiva has taken on big bio-tech and...

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Organic Panic: Why Organic Food Is Healthier for Your Body and the Planet

Organic Panic: Why Organic Food Is Healthier for Your Body and the Planet

By | September 12, 2012 at 11:21 am | 2 comments

Photo by avrene via flickr If you’ve read the news in the last two days, there is a lot of commentary on “a study that shows the benefits of eating organic aren’t what we thought before.” The study, and the articles more so, highlight that eating organic doesn’t...

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Meat without Drugs: Watch the Video, Sign the Petition

Meat without Drugs: Watch the Video, Sign the Petition

By | June 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm | One comment

Looking for meat raised without antibiotics? Here's a great tool: [youtube][/youtube] Sign the Meat without Drugs petition,...

Posted in: Food, Videos

Cress: A Rare Vegetable that Grows in the Dead of Winter

By | January 30, 2012 at 8:07 pm | No comments

For Christmas, W and I amassed quite a haul of stuff to make our balcony more exciting. From a wormery to a bird feeder, to a beautiful box of seeds and tips from Allotinabox. I even got a can with a sunflower seed in it. Eating locally just got a whole lot more...

Posted in: Food, Mindful Lifestyle

America: Land of Opportunity (to get cancer)

By | June 30, 2011 at 10:13 am | One comment

"Moving to America will increase your cancer risk by 400%." In a recent Ted Talk, Robyn O'Brien (author of “The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It.”) recently shared her insight as to why moving to America will increase your cancer...

Posted in: Green Cartoons

What’s in My Nest Box?

By | May 16, 2011 at 2:36 pm | 4 comments

The free-range girls with their coop and nest box. Photo by Jo Barlow. When our little chicken, Audrey, was entombed in her battery cage she was subjected to 18 hours artificial daylight to encourage her to lay an egg every day. This unnatural level of production made her...

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I Believe I Can Fly

By | April 20, 2011 at 5:48 pm | 2 comments

Photo of Agatha. By Jo Barlow. There comes a time, even in an ex-battery hen’s life, when her wings may need to be clipped. Wing clipping is a quick and painless process of literally clipping the primary flight feathers of one wing rendering the chicken unbalanced -- and...

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Organic Farmers, Monsanto’s Latest Superweed

By | April 7, 2011 at 11:13 am | No comments

More info on organic farmers vs. Monsanto From EatDrinkBetter: Organic Farm Group Sues Monsanto, Seeking Protection From GMO Contamination From Monsanto's home newspaper: Farmers, seed companies sue Monsanto From The Cornacopia Institute: Farmers and Seed Producers Launch...

Posted in: Food, Green Cartoons

How Green Are My Free-Range Chickens?

By | March 18, 2011 at 5:52 pm | One comment

Aubrey helping in the garden. Photo by Jo Barlow. Offering a home to ex-battery chickens brings us benefits on many levels: to the global environment by highlighting the impact of intensive farming, to our own immediate environment and of course to the health and welfare of...

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Free-Range Eggs: What’s the Price for Freedom?

By | February 24, 2011 at 5:47 pm | 4 comments

First whiff of freedom. Photo by Jo Barlow. One amazing and heart warming characteristic of ex-battery chickens is that, from the day you rescue them, they produce eggs. These little girls have been bred to be egg machines and no matter how desperate their appearance, how...

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