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CSA Week One

July 5, 2013

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After a false start and some confusion my neighbors and I finally received our first CSA share of the season. This year’s CSA is through Monroe Family Organics, which has the distinction of being the only one in the area with USDA certification. They’re also lovely people who really seem to care about their shareholders. […]

Can Organic Keep You Healthy?

February 9, 2012

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Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor.  The opinions expressed below are purely my own and do not constitute medical advice of any kind.  Thank you. In the post Can Organic Heal the Earth, we discussed conventional and organic farming methods and their effects on the health of the larger environment. In this post, I’d like to […]

A River of Waste

December 7, 2011

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Disclaimer: No one is paying me to do this and I don’t have any stake in any of the film companies which produce the films.  No one has ever sent me a free copy of a documentary to view or review, and they probably never will.  The views and opinions I’m expressing here are entirely […]

Meet Your Meat

April 16, 2011

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For me a big part of an Ethitarian lifestyle is responsible sourcing.  This applies especially to food, and most importantly, to meat.  I don’t eat a lot of meat, so it’s worth making sure that the meat I do eat was raised humanely and sustainably. There are some obvious reasons why this is a good […]

Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets

March 12, 2011

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In early February the USDA approved the planting and production of genetically engineered sugar beets.  The first crop will be planted this spring.  Unlike previous GMO approvals there was no Environmental Impact Study (EIS) done in this case.  Or rather, there is one, but it hasn’t been completed yet and the approval was granted anyway. […]