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Shirtless, Horned Capitol Rioter Jake Angeli Demands Organic Food In Jail

Jacob Anthony Chansley ― a.k.a. “Jake Angeli” and the “QAnon Shaman” ― will be fed an organic diet while in custody as he faces charges in connection with last week’s deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol.  “He hasn’t eaten since Friday and he gets very sick if he doesn’t eat organic food – literally, will […]

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Egg Carton Labels: Here’s What All Those Terms Really Mean

The egg shelves at the supermarket can be tricky to navigate, since you have to choose between labels and claims like “free-range,” “cage-free” and “pasture-raised” (oh my). And then considering organic designations and various welfare certifications can be overwhelming, leaving you to just go with the cheapest option. While the demand for cage-free eggs is […]

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Organic Food's Health Benefits Have Been Hard To Assess. But That Could Change.

By Cynthia Curl “Organic” is more than just a passing fad. Organic food sales totaled a record US$45.2 billion in 2017, making it one of the fastest-growing segments of American agriculture. While a small number of studies have shown associations between organic food consumption and decreased incidence of disease, no studies to date have been […]

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Is Organic Produce Superior In Taste And Nutrition?

The term organic has become so commonplace that we rarely consider what it means or what it symbolizes to the American consumer. The term comes bearing a certain promise outlined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but have we wrongly translated organic from “grown without pesticides” to “more nutritious and delicious?” If someone were to […]

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Organic Snacks Aren't Necessarily Healthier Than Junk Food. Here's Why.

Jena Ardell via Getty ImagesAre organic versions of junk foods healthier than their non-organic equivalents? Yes and no. Our increasingly health-conscious society has created more and more of a demand for organic versions of our favorite junk foods ― things like Newman’s Own “Oreos” or Annie’s boxed mac and cheese ― and American consumers are […]

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Is The 'Dirty Dozen' Food List Really So Dirty After All?

Bojsha65 via Getty Images It’s that time of year again, when the nonprofit advocacy organization Environmental Working Group publishes its annual list of the 12 fruits and vegetables most contaminated by pesticide residue. They’ve been publishing the Dirty Dozen (which hasn’t always gone by that name) since 1995, and it inevitably garners major media attention. […]

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USDA Kills Rule For Organic Farms That Would Ensure Animals Could Go Outside

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday that it will withdraw an Obama-era rule that would have set new animal welfare standards for farmers producing meat, milk and eggs labeled as USDA organic. The Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule was finalized in January 2017, and was set to take effect in May. Some of […]

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Taking Climate-Friendly Farming To Scale

On millions of acres of grazed American range land, if you plunge a shovel into the ground, you’re likely to find light-colored, depleted soil that’s lost much of its carbon-containing organic matter. That’s the stuff that gives rich, fertile soils their dark color and clumpy texture. Carbon-poor soil, however, produces lower crop yields, less forage, […]

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Taking Climate-Friendly Farming To Scale

On millions of acres of grazed American range land, if you plunge a shovel into the ground, you’re likely to find light-colored, depleted soil that’s lost much of its carbon-containing organic matter. That’s the stuff that gives rich, fertile soils their dark color and clumpy texture. Carbon-poor soil, however, produces lower crop yields, less forage, […]

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Hack Your Carbon Footprint: Top 10 Eco-Friendly Life Hacks

While it’s become more common to prioritize being environmentally friendly, it’s still not easy being green. Consumers are constantly bombarded with lengthy shopping receipts, grocery items triple-covered in plastic, Styrofoam packaging, and piles of bottles and cans that are displaced in regular trash dumps. So how can we make adjustments to live more sustainably and […]

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