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The Greenwashing of our Food: A Guide to Labels and Logos

Navigating today’s grocery stores can be pretty confusing.  With the plethora of logos, claims and phrases decorating products on the shelves, it can be difficult to find the foods you really want. Greenwashing occurs when a company promotes a false perception that their products, aims, or policies are environmentally friendly, using unverified statements, logos and claims. …

October 18th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: How to Turn Post-Election Anger into Activism

Download Award-winning author, activist and permaculture designer Starhawk has written and co-authored a total of twelve books and is a prominent leader in the revival of earth-based spirituality. She created the Earth Activist Training, a course that teaches permaculture design grounded in spirit with a focus on organizing and activism. Starhawk is also a veteran of …

October 16th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Food, Fun & Social Activism

Download In 1983, Judy Wicks founded Philadelphia’s iconic White Dog Café and became a pioneer in the local food movement and a model for sustainable business practices. White Dog Café, begun as a simple coffee and muffin shop on the first floor of Judy’s home, was founded on the three pillars of “food, fun and social …

October 9th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainable Living


Regional Food Hubs: Connecting Dots for Small Businesses

What do you think about as you browse the grocery store for the raw and processed ingredients of your next meal? It’s likely you are focused on flavor and nutrition, for starters. But for a growing number of consumers, the journey their food takes to reach the table is just as important. And that journey …

September 20th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Power of We


Rootstock Radio: Forging the Good Food Supply Chain

Download Tom McDougall, founder of 4P Foods, is a self-described “social justice activist stuck in an entrepreneur’s body.” Born and raised in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York State, he later moved to Washington, DC, and found himself on a life-changing path dedicating his work to the good food movement. His contribution to the cause, …

September 18th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainable Living


Animal Welfare Q&A: How Organic Valley Goes Above & Beyond

The USDA’s organic certification program is the gold standard when it comes to ensuring the quality of your food. An act of Congress sets the organic standards, and a 3rd party verifies compliance with the standards annually. Organic food is produced without artificial hormones, antibiotics or persistent pesticides, and is always non-GMO. As a certified organic …

September 7th, 2017  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming


Rootstock Radio: Wanted: Regenerative, Renewing, Resilient Agriculture

Download Fred Kirschenmann is a Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center, and the president of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York. He is a man of many talents, accustomed to wearing many hats: Iowa State University professor, TEDx speaker, farmer at his family’s 1,800-acre certified organic farm in south …

September 5th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: We Can Reverse Climate Change (And We Must Start Now)

Download Nancy Hirshberg is founder and Chief Catalyst at the sustainability consulting firm Hirshberg Strategic, and co-founder of Climate Collaborative, an organization working to leverage the power of the natural products industry to reverse climate change. Nancy has worked at the intersection of food, business and the environment for over 25 years, notably leading the …

August 29th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Let’s Get Off the Pesticide Treadmill

It is always a learning opportunity and an honor to talk with Dr. Chuck Benbrook, one of the most knowledgeable agricultural researchers on the impact of pesticides on human health. Chuck and I share a big concern for how the escalation of pesticides in the Midwest will impact young moms, fetuses and young children. There …

August 22nd, 2017  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Pollinator Friendly Alliance: Creating a Pollinator Friendly City

A sandwich made with cheese and sun-ripened tomato, bursting with flavor. A jug of red wine. A plate of strawberries and cream. Call it the ultimate picnic lunch. Or call it a meal brought to you by the humble bumble bee. None of these foods, it turns out, would be possible without the help of …

August 9th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Gardening, Power of We


 
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