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A bit of meat, a lot of veg - the flexitarian diet to feed 10bn, by James Gallagher, BBC News, January 17, 2019.

The Importance of Eating Organic, by Dr. Joseph Mercola,, January 05, 2019.

Next generation of biotech food heading for grocery stores, by The Boston Herald (removed from their website) via Cornucopia Institute, November 27, 2018.

You can cut your cancer risk by eating organic, a new study says, by Susan Scutti, CNN, October 22, 2018.

Strange Bedfellows: GMO and Vaccine Partnerships, by Dr. Joseph Mercola,, September 18, 2018.

Preharvest Use of Glyphosate Poisons Kids’ Food, by Dr. Mercola,, September 4, 2018.

The Pesticides on Your Produce Are Potentially Dangerous. Why Won't the EPA Ban Them?, by Hannah Keyser, Munchies, August 27, 2018.

The 2018 Organic Dairy Scorecard has been issued by The Cornucopia Institute, posted August 17, 2018.

Weedkiller Found in Wide Range of Breakfast Foods Aimed at Children, by Dr. Joseph Mercola,, August 16, 2018.

Roundup for Breakfast? Weed Killer in Landmark Cancer Verdict Found in Kids’ Cereals, Other Oat-Based Foods, by the Environmental Working Group, August 15, 2018.

Iowa State University researchers experiment with integrating chickens into vegetable production, by Iowa State University News Service, July 26, 2018.

Poisoning Our Children: The Parent's Guide to the Myths of Safe Pesticides, by Dr. Joseph Mercola,, July 22, 2018.

Healthy Eating During a Trade War: Here's How Trump's Reckless Foreign Policy Could Squeeze the Poor Even More
, by Alex Henderson,, July13, 2018.

Organic Food — Hype or Hope?, by Dr. Joseph Mercola,, June 30, 2018.

How to Buy Organic Groceries Without Exceeding Your Budget, by The Dr. Oz Show, April 23, 2018.

Environmental Working Group has released its annual EWG 2018 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

7 Surprising Superfoods to Look for This Spring, by Dr. Mercola,, March 26, 2018.

10 Powerful Purple Vegetables You Should Be Eating — and Why
, by Food and Health, March 12, 2018.

Protecting children from pesticide exposure
, by The Organic Center, posted March 12, 2018.

Pesticides Are Found in 85 Percent of Fresh Produce, by Dr. Mercola,, January 16, 2018.

13 Foods That Could Lower Your Risk of Cancer, by Rachael Link, Authority Nutrition, December 27, 2017.

2018: Make a difference by making it organic, by The Organic Center, Dec 13, 2017.

Across The World, If You Eat For Your Health, You'll Help The Planet, by Dan Charles,, December 4, 2017.

Having trouble getting pregnant? Science suggests: eat organic and regulate the pesticide industry, by Stacy Malkan, Huffington Post, December 1, 2017.

Vegetable Gardening Layout: The Best Pairings
, by, posted November 22, 2017.

16 Health Problems That Improved in Patients Who Switched From GMO to Organic Diets, by Jeffrey M. Smith, AlterNet, November 9, 2017.

Analysis: Glyphosate exposure trends demand a public health driven response, by Dr. Richard Jackson and Charles Benbrook, Environmental Health News, October 30, 2017.

Read The Cornucopia Institute's updated organic product scorecards, covering eggs, dairy, toothpaste, pet food, etc. Visit Cornucopia here and click on "Scorecards" tab along the top right. Posted October 9, 2017.

Video: Organic starts with a seed!
, by The Organic Center, posted September 28, 2017.

Who Owns Your Grocery Store?
, by Jon Steinman,, July 28, 2017.

DIY Certification Guide: Identifying Authentic Produce and Ethical Farmers at the Market
, by The Cornucopia Institute, June 28, 2017.

The 10 Most Contaminated Foods in Your Fridge You Need to Trash Right Now—and Healthier Alternatives
, by Annie B. Bond,, June 27, 2017.

Innovative Ways to Create the Perfect Vegetable Garden
, by Dr. Mercola,, June 9, 2017.

Want to Get “Back to the Land”? You’re Not Alone, by Nancy Matsumoto, Yes! Magazine, May 26, 2017.

Fresh Food By Prescription: This Health Care Firm Is Trimming Costs — And Waistlines
, by Allison Aubrey,, May 8, 2017.

Chew On This For Earth Day: How Our Diets Impact The Planet
, by Maria Godoy and Allison Aubrey,, April 22, 2017.

Superfoods That Give You the Most Bang for Your Buck, by Dr. Mercola,, March 20, 2017.

Eating More — Or Less — Of 10 Foods May Cut Risk Of Early Death
, by Allison Aubrey,, March 11, 2017.

Effects of pesticide mixtures in human and animal models: An update of the recent literature, by V. Rizzati, O. Briand, H. Guillou, and L. Gamet-Payrastre,, July 25, 2016, posted March 1, 2017.

Beyond Monsanto’s GMO Cotton: Why Consumers Need to Care What We Wear, by Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association, February 24, 2017.

What's The Environmental Footprint Of A Loaf Of Bread? Now We Know, by Rhitu Chatterjee,, February 27, 2017.

Build Your Own Growroom with SPACE10Growroom building plans here. Posted February 23, 2017.

All grown up? The state of organic today, by the Hartman Group, February 14, 2017.

More Reasons Why You Need to Eat Organic, Dr. Mercola,, January 23, 2017.

How to Safely Bring Wheat Back Into Your Diet, by Dr. Mercola,, January 22, 2017.

School Lunches Across the U.S. May Be Moving Towards Healthy Organic Food, by Anna Lappe,, January 18, 2017.

20 Top Health Tips From 2016
, by Dr. Mercola,, January 02, 2017.

6 Reasons We Need to Be More Even More Mindful Consumers as Trump Comes to the White House, by Katherine Paul, AlterNet, December 13, 2016.

How First Lady’s Organic Garden Became a Junk Food Campaign, by Dr. Mercola,, October 18, 2016.

2016 Scorecard on Antibiotics Policies and Practices in Fast Food
, Center for Food Safety, September 20, 2016.

Understanding the USDA Organic Label, by Miles McEvoy, USDA Blog, July 22, 2016.

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Strawberry (video) from NRDC about food waste. Posted July 6, 2016.

12 Ways to Get Rid of Weeds Without Using Roundup, by Zoe Blarowski,, June 7, 2016.

Local and Organic Food Shopping – Finding the Best Price, USDA Blog, May 19, 2016.

Prenatal pesticide exposure may play a role in obesity, metabolic disorders,, April 2016 / posted May 16, 2016.

Ugly Fruit Packs in Nutrients, by Dr. Mercola,, May 9, 2016.

Toxic Weed Killer Showing Up in Some of the Most Commonly Eaten Foods in America, by Willy Blackmore, Alternet, May 4, 2016.

Why Michael Pollan Swears by Cooking From Scratch, by Randy Hayes,, May 1, 2016.

The Organic Center hosts a webpage on "Hot Science," sharing the latest in organic science, posted April 21, 2016. 

Meet Monsanto's Evil Twin, an Industry That Does Major Damage and Gets Shockingly Little Attention, by Martha Rosenberg, Ronnie Cummins, AlterNet, April 21, 2016.

The Environmental Working Group has published the 2016 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce, posted April 21, 2016.

What Are the Facts Behind 'Sell By' Dates?
, by Dr. Mercola,, April 18, 2016.

New Label Soon for Grass-Fed Milk and Yogurt, by Dr. Mercola,, April 19, 2016.

7 Domestic Factors That Can Make or Break Your Health
, by Dr. Mercola,, March 9, 2016.

How Cooking Affects The Nutrient Content of Foods, by Franziska Spritzler, Authority Nutrution, Feb 11, 2016.

Organic Meat and Milk Higher in Healthful Fatty Acids
, by Kenneth Chang, The NY Times, February 15, 2016.

For Optimal Health and Weight, Eat Real Food
, by Dr. Mercola,, February 3, 2016.

40 years of science: Organic ag key to feeding the world, by Sylvia Kantor, Washington State University news, February 3, 2016.

Peeling Back the 'Natural' Food Label, by Andrea Rock, Consumer Reports, January 29, 2016.

8 Signs Americans Are Moving Towards a Healthier, Saner Diet, by Reynard Loki,, January 7, 2016.

Center For Food Safety 2015 Health and Environment Victories, CFS, December 28, 2015.

The Organic Center's Top Ten Scientific Breakthroughs in 2015, by the Organic Center, December 28, 2015.

This Experiment Shows What Happens To Your Body When Everything You Eat Is Organic, by Jeff Beer,, posted October 23, 2015.

World Hunger: Ten Myths, by Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins,, September 15, 2015.

Low-level Roundup exposure may cause kidney and liver damage in rats, The Organic Center, September 4, 2015.

Read Cornucopia Institute's organic scorecards of many different products. Visit their website and click on the Scorecards tab.

Is Organic an Option for Me? Brochure produced by the USDA National Organic Program, posted May 12, 2015.

10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Local, by Cole Mellino,, April 9, 2015.

Half of All Children Will Be Autistic by 2025, Warns Senior Research Scientist at MIT, by Alliance For Natural Health, December 23, 2014, posted March 30, 2015.

Why Did Gov't Give Big Thumbs Up to Notorious Monsanto Pesticide We Now Believe Causes Cancer? by Reynard Loki,, March 26, 2015.

Reduce your risk by avoiding toxins in food, by The Organic Center, March 19, 2015.

Illegal Antibiotics in Milk: What the FDA report means for organic, The Organic Center Blog, March 5, 2015.

New Way to Identify Pesticide-Free, Non-GMO Food, by Radha McLean, EcoWatch via Alternet, March 20, 2015.

New Video: Say Goodbye to Old MacDonald and Choose a Better Future! by, posted March 6, 2015.

Consumers waste $400 billion in food a year globally, by New Climate Economy, March 6, 2015.

Organic 101: Can GMOs Be Used in Organic Products? by Miles McEvoy, National Organic Program, posted February 9, 2015.

Healthy food for teens, by Alex Du Toit,, November 25, 2014.

Environmental Working Group's Food Scores: Rate Your Plate, a database and mobile app for grocery shoppers that rates foods and ingredients.

Companies Use to Hype That Their Products Are Healthy—They Don't Mean Anything
, by Sage McHugh,, September 10, 2014.

Top 5 Pesticide Laden Fruits and Vegetables, Center for Food Safety, October 6, 2014.

10 things that would fix the food system faster than GMO-labeling, by Nathanael Johnson,, October 2, 2014.

Proving Organic Is Good for You, by Lisa J. Bunin, PhD, Organic Policy Director, Center for Food Safety, August 6th, 2014.

Nutritional Benefits of Organic, The Organic Center, July 11, 2014.

The Best Sustainable Fish to Eat in the Summer, Center For Food Safety, July 11, 2014.

Read and watch gardening tips from Food Is Free. Posted June 27, 2014.

Five Myths About Organic Food Debunked: Response to WA Post Op-Ed: "Five myths about organic food," The Organic Center Blog, June 24, 2014.

How the USDA Can Make or Break Public Health, and Why It Has Chosen the Latter, by Dr. Mercola,, June 18, 2014.

Organic 101: Understanding the “Made with Organic***” Label, by Miles McEvoy, National Organic Program, May 16, 2014.

How Organic Food Is Breaking Down All Class Boundaries, by Tracie McMillan,, April 15, 2013.

Organic Matters (video): Vermont Organic Growers on Food and Farming, by Helen Whybrow and Michael Sacca, posted February 27, 2014.

True Food Shoppers Guide to Avoiding GE Food
, Center for Food Safety, posted February 27, 2014.

Organic Chocoholics United, by Shicana Allen, Institute for Responsible Technology, February 13, 2014.

Indulging the Non-GMO Sweet Tooth
, by Shicana Allen, Institute for Responsible Technology, February 13, 2014.

6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition
, by Sayer Ji,, posted February 7, 2014.

Six Nasty Drugs Your Meat is On, by Martha Rosenberg,, February 7, 2014.

What is clean eating? by Cynthia Sass,, January 23, 2014.

Can Genetically Engineered Foods Trigger Gluten Sensitivity? Institute for Responsible Technology, November 25, 2013.

For Your Health: Organic versus Non-Organic, Organic Consumers Association, November 20, 2013.

Yes, Organic Can Cost More. Here Are 10 Reasons Why It's Worth It, by Maria Rodale, Huffington Post, October 21, 2013.

Harvard Researchers Address Obesity and Toxic Food, by Dr. Mercola,, September 26, 2013.

Kosher, non-GMO, gluten-free, natural and organic: Top twelve things you probably didn't know about food label claims, by Mike Adams,, September 13, 2013.

EWG's 2013 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, Environmental Working Group, August 13, 2013.

PepsiCo’s Naked Juices Have to Drop ‘All Natural’ Label After $9 Million Class Action Lawsuit, by Christina Sarich,, July 22, 2013.

Helpful ways to better afford organic food on a tight family budget, by Jonathan Benson,, June 6, 2013.

The Great Produce Rescue of 2012, by Robin Taylor, Montana Public Radio, June 3, 2013.

3 Staple Foods that Big Ag Has Stripped of All Nutrients
, by Thom Martmann,, June 3, 2013

Poultry Drug Increases Levels of Toxic Arsenic in Chicken Meat, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg, May 20, 2013.

The Plant Kingdom: What is a Plant? by Enger, McGraw Hill Education Answers, posted May 20, 2013.

Top 12 Strategies for Optimizing Your Health, by Dr. Mercola, May 5, 2012.

5 Ways to avoid GMOs, by Leah Garriott, Contributor, March 12, 2013.

Corporate Food Giants Have Reason to Worry -- Some Very Brave Supermarkets Are Sharing Nutritional Score Numbers with Customers
, by Marty Kaplan,, March 7, 2013.

Roundup more toxic than officially declared - new study, CRIIGEN Press Release, February 21, 2013.

Monsanto's Seeds of Deception Video, YouTube Video, posted February 17, 2013.

13 Ways to Change the Food System in 2013, by Danielle Nierenberg,, December 19, 2013.

Food MythBusters, the Real story about what we eat, posted October 10, 2012.

Seven reasons you should eat organic, by J. D. Heyes,, August 27, 2012.

Friends and Enemies of Your Right to Know
(GMO Labeling), by Ronnie Cummins, OCA, August 23, 2012.

Watch the trailer to Jeffrey M. Smith’s groundbreaking new feature length documentary, Genetic Roulette - The Gamble of Our Lives, narrated by Lisa Oz. Institute for Responsible Technology, August 8, 2012.

Why a Major Food Organization Is Teaming Up With Monsanto and Friends to Block Your Right to Know What's in Your Food, by Ronnie Cummins, Posted August 4, 2012.

GMOs- for the younger crowd: music video on GMOs, Monsanto and supporting GMO labeling, OSA, August 3, 2012.

Did you know that 'natural' foods can still contain GMOs? The main difference between 'organic' and 'natural
', by Ben,, July 26, 2012.

50 of the Healthiest Foods in the World, Huffington Post, June 29, 2012.

12 foods that are bad for the planet, by Mother Nature Network, posted June 9, 2012.

Top Ten GMO Foods to Avoid Eating, by J. D. Heyes,, June 2, 2012.

8 Surprising Things That May Be Making Americans Fat, by Martha Rosenberg,, June 2, 2012.

Can gardening cure depression?, by David Guiterrez,, May 27, 2012.

Battle Brewing Over Labeling of Genetically Modified Food, by Amy Harmon and Andrew Pollack,, May 24, 2012.

Big Agriculture's Big Secrets: 9 Things You Need to Know About the Food You Eat, by Martha Rosenberg,, May 16, 2012.

Four food documentaries everybody should watch, by John McKiernan,, May 16, 2012.

Best Things to Buy Organic,, April 18, 2012

Why Are People Dying to Bring You Dinner? The Shocking Facts About Our Food System, by Christopher D. Cook,, April 4, 2012.

Outrageous Lies Monsanto and Friends Are Trying to Pass off to Kids as Science
, by Ronnie Cummins,, posted April 4, 2012.

All About Sustainable Gardening
, by, posted March 23, 2012.

This is the year you garden, Kat Kinsman, posted March 23, 2012.

What You Should Know About the Company Pushing Genetically Engineered Salmon on Consumers, by Ari LeVaux,, posted March 23, 2012.

Read Montana Organic Growers: Manure and Compost Matters article here, posted March 23, 2012.

'Natural': The Most Meaningless Word on Your Food Label?
by Elaine Watson, Food Navigator USA, posted March 1, 2012.

Big Food Must Go: Why We Need to Radically Change the Way We Eat, by Christopher D. Cook,, Posted March 1, 2012.

Breaking Through the Myths: New Book Seeks to Redefine Urban Farming
, by Twilight Greenway, Grist, posted March 1, 2012.

Vegan diet provides many health benefits, by Maria Cendejas,, posted Feb 9, 2012.

The top 10 most censored Natural News stories of 2011, Mike Adams,, posted Feb 9, 2012.

MOA Launches New GMO Webpage, February 4, 2012.

Growing Herbs in Your Garden,, posted January 20, 2012.

Eating healthy on a budget, by Paul Fassa,, Jan 9, 2012.

Ten Worse Chemicals in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products,, posted December 20, 2011.

The Video Collection from offers hundreds of videos with the latest in nutrition research. Posted December 20, 2011.

Vegetable Garden Planning Tool, free for 30 days,, November 2011.

Young Vegetarians: Getting the Nutrition they Need, Lisa O'Neill Hill, CNN Health, October 21, 2011.

Study: Organic farming outperforms conventional in yields, economic viability, conservation, and health, Rodale Report by Ethan A. Huff,, October 20, 2011.

Eat Your Medicine: Food as Pharmacology, Mark Hyman, MD, AOL Healthy Living, October 18, 2011.

The Real Skinny On Nutrition
, by Kathy Freston, AOL Healthy Living. Posted Sept 19, 2011.

Flowers, Plants, and Gardening: For Kids!,, posted Sept 19, 2011.

Ten Seriously Cheap Superfoods, Ellie Krieger, Posted Sept. 19, 2011.

Infographic on Home Gardening, Mother Nature Network, posted July 20, 2011.

Eat Less Meat And Cheese, Environmental Group Recommends, Lynne Peeples,, July 18, 2011.

Labeling Slight of Hand - Food Industry's Deceiving Buzzwords,
GoodFood World Staff, July 13th, 2011.

Video: Creating a Keyhole Garden
, OCA, posted June 30, 2011.

Easy vegetables to grow, Sarah Berkowitz, Mother Nature Network, posted May 30, 2011.

Book Recommendation: Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener's Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting, by R. J. Ruppenthal, posted May 16, 2011.

OCA's Thalia Kazakos offers another great video on how and why anti-GMO activists should organize local activists and dump GMO-tainted products in front of natural food stores, posted May 26, 2011.

Eight GMO's to Watch Out For, Huffington Post, posted May 3, 2011.

The Organic Consumer Association has posted several programs on their YouTube Channel here. Posted May 3, 2011.

Gardening tips for people of all ages, abilities and lifestyles,, posted March 31, 2011.

Is Organic Food Worth the Cost, Mother Nature Network, February 9, 2011.

Obama to Sign Food Safety Bill, Huffington Post, January 4, 2011.

Top 10 Ways to Avoid GMOs, by Maria Rodale, Huffington Post, October 20, 2010.

16 Cheap Organic Foods
, Lisa Turner, Huffington Post, posted October 21, 2010.

Food Addiction; Could it explain why 70% of Americans are Fat?, Mark Hyman, MD, Huffington Post, October 20, 2010.

Top Ten Rookie Gardening Mistakes (and how to avoid them),, September 24, 2010.

Missoula County Woman Fends off Bear with Garden Fresh Zuchini, Huggington Post, September 21, 2010.

President’s Cancer Panel: Organic foods reduce environmental risks, Organic Trade Association, posted July 12, 2010.

A Guide to Organic Gardening,, posted June 6, 2010.

Millions Against Monsanto has published a leaflet titled, 10 Things Monsanto Does Not Want You to Know. Download it here

Download the Center for Food Safety's Non-GMO Shopping Guide here.

Online Video: OCA Exposes 'Organic Cheaters' at West Coast Trade Show
, Mike Adams, Organic Consumers Association/Natural News, April 1, 2010.

Why we should eat organic food
, OCA January 2010.

Local and Organic! resources pages by

Fruitless Fall
, by Rowan Jacobsen is a compelling book about the collapse of the honey bee and the coming agricultural crisis.

Debating How Much Weed Killer Is Safe in Your Water Glass
, by Charles Duhigg, New York Times, August 22, 2009.

A brief history of organic by Radha Marcum, Delicious Living, Aug 19, 2009.

In Defense of Organics by Radha Marcum, Delicious Living, Aug 19, 2009.

Background and Resources on Federal Food Safety Enhancement Act. H.R. 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act (FSEA) of 2009 has caused significant controversy among almost all elements of the agricultural community. The FSEA has been approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee and is awaiting full House debate and vote in the very near future. From ATTRA website, July 27, 2009. UPDATE: July 30, 2009: The US House of Representatives passed the Food Safety Enhancement Act, H.R. 2749.. This was the second attempt to pass the bill. Representative Dingell's willingness to address the concerns of organic and small producers (raised by Representative Farr and Blumenauer), was one of the factors that eased passage the second time around. It's now up to the Senate to move similar legislation.

OCA's Web Video: How Monsanto and Fox News Prevented Americans from Learning About Bovine Growth Hormone, Organic Consumer Association, July 22, 2009.

Montana Farmers' Markets, 2009 Listing from AERO.

The Organic Monopoly and the Myth of “Natural” Foods: How Industry Giants Are Undermining the Organic Movement
, by Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association, July 8, 2009.

What's On My Food?, searchable database designed to make the public problem of pesticide exposure visible and more understandable.

How to buy the best organic food
, By Maureen Callahan, R.D., Cooking Light via, posted June 16, 2009.

Corporate Accountability International, Challenging Corporate Abuse of our Food Website
, posted May 22, 2009.

OCA's Web Video: Eat the Suburbs: Gardening for the End of the Oil Age, posted May 1, 2009.

Eat sustainably on a food stamp budget, Mother Nature Network, April 27, 2009.

Institute for Responsible Technology, news and information for the organic consumer, posted April 25, 2009.

Got weeds? Reach for the food processor, not the lawnmower,, posted April15, 2009.

Organic cooking and eating from the Rodale institute. Posted April 15, 2009.

Which Fruits and Vegetables Should You Buy Organic?, Green Health Spot, January 3, 2008.

It’s Organic, but Does That Mean It’s Safer? New York Times, March 4, 2009.

Obamas to Plant Vegetable Garden at White House, NY Times, March 19, 2009, Marian Burros (includes map of garden).

Organic Issues, Sustainable Table Website.

Organic or Not? Point - Counter-point articles on going organic, Organic Comsumers Association.

Organic Issues, Sustainable Food Guide Website.

Organic Food Recipes, Organic Authority Website.

Organic Kitchen, variety of resources for the organic consumer.

The Organic Gardening Guru, tricks, tips, terminology, and articles on organic gardening.

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