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Team Organic Valley does RAGBRAI

“It’s not a race!” If you happen to be traveling near the RAGBRAI route in Iowa in the last week of July, there’s a chance you’ll hear or see this mantra, or others, posted or demonstrated in the behavior of the thousands of bicyclists you might cross paths with. Once a year, Iowans roll out …

August 4th, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Outdoors  |  4 Comments

In the News: Pass the Butter, Please

Rich, malleable, melting patties of deliciousness have a way of making pretty much everything else seem like sawdust. No strings attached, which would you choose? Yeah, I thought so. Well, there’s good news for all you butter-lovers out there (and for those of you who have been abstaining from this golden goodness too!): A new …

July 7th, 2016  |  Published in Health & Wellness, In the Kitchen

Rootstock Radio: The “Garden-to-Mouth” Experience with Jamie O’Neill

Download This week, Rootstock Radio speaks with Jamie O’Neill, who—after earning her master’s degree in Community Health Education, teaching in Sweden and working on an organic farm in Switzerland—is now a program director for GROW La Crosse. GROW La Crosse is a non-profit organization in southwest Wisconsin that connects children to healthy food and nature …

July 7th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio

In the News: Hopeful Stalemate in the War on Pesticides

Pesticides are a serious issue in this country, and their adverse effects today are even more haunting for future generations. Here at Rootstock we want to take every opportunity to provide education and promote discussion about this pressing concern. All doom and gloom aside, however, I write today as the harbinger of hopeful news! In …

June 17th, 2016  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness

5 Ways Grassmilk Yogurt Delivers Better Health & Fuller Flavor

Organic Valley recently announced the launch of Organic Valley Grassmilk Yogurt–yogurt made from Organic Valley Grassmilk! Organic Valley Grassmilk Yogurt brings better health and fuller flavor in five simple ways: First, Organic Valley Grassmilk is produced by cows that are 100% grass-fed, which means no supplemental feed, grain or soybeans in their diet, just lush, fresh pasture and …

March 18th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, In the Kitchen

On a Mission to Cure Cancer? Launch an Organic Moonshot

During President Obama’s final State of the Union address, he called for a medical “moonshot” – a renewed mission to find a cure for cancer. While his noble call to action is commendable, it’s not new. Former President Nixon issued a similar charge in 1971 when he signed the National Cancer Act into law, initiating …

February 22nd, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Food Sleuth, Health & Wellness  |  2 Comments

Making a Fattener

A few weeks ago I watched Making a Murderer, the latest Netflix binge bait that’s been the subject of so much water cooler talk. Phew! I’ll keep my opinions to myself, but I confess, I watched all ten hours bingily, then spent a few more reading media accounts of the film-making itself as well as …

February 12th, 2016  |  Published in Health & Wellness

5 Tips for Eating Organic on a College Student’s Budget

Photo courtesy of Lulu via Flickr Eating healthy – let alone choosing organic – as a college student can be a challenge not only for our budgets but also in our various living situations (read about my experience here). Boiling ramen noodles in our apartments every night is definitely easy, but definitely not very healthy. Many …

January 19th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Sustainable Living

From Ramen to Organic Carrots: A College Student Thinks Critically About Food

It’s fall of your freshman year as a college student, and it dawns on you — you no longer have your parents to fill the fridge and make sure that you are eating three healthy meals a day, and that the kitchen is stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables. Or hey, maybe they stocked the …

January 19th, 2016  |  Published in Health & Wellness, Sustainable Living

In the News: The Complex Truth Around Meat and Cancer Risk

  For this week’s “In the News,” we want to talk about meat and cancer. We at CROPP (Organic Valley/Organic Prairie) know that meat has its benefits, especially in a well balanced diet. Here is a breakdown of recent news about why meat has recently been related to causing cancer. Wisconsin Public Radio recently published a …

December 10th, 2015  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness  |  1 Comment

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