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Movie Review—Sustainable

By Fredrica Syren: I admit I have watched more documentaries about organic food, small farms and environmental instability than I can count. However, the new documentary Sustainable is one I must recommend. This movie is well done and presents a provocative view of the economic and environmental instability of America’s …

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Eating for Climate Change on a Budget

By Fredrica Syren Our family used to spend a lot of money on food without even thinking about what it did to climate change because we figured it was something we enjoyed and that it nourished our bodies.  In the last year we needed to put ourselves on more of …

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The 5 Most Polluted Foods to Buy Organic

By Fredrica Syren aka Green Mom: Let’s face it — food is expensive. I know that as much as anyone because I feed a family of five, 5 meals a day (breakfast, snack, lunch, another snack and dinner) 7 days a week. Now, if you factor in organic food to …

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Is Organic Food Really Better?

By Fredrica Syren, a.k.a Green Mom: Ever since our kids were born, we have eaten only organic food in our home, but so many people question our choice and even will tell me about study after study that “prove” organic is no better. Here in Sweden, a major grocery chain …

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Is Organic Milk Really Better?

By Amanda Wilkes: If you are on this website and reading this article, you probably are already aware of the benefits of buying organic products. But maybe you are an individual who isn’t convinced or is unaware of the real reasons to buy organic milk. I will begin by saying …

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Our One-Month Food Challenge

By Fredrica Syren: We have embarked on a one-month food challenge: we’ll not shop from any grocery store at all or eat at a restaurant or order takeout food, and will eat only locally produced organic food from either farmers or the farmers’ market. So why are we doing this, …

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Pesticide Drift Is Threatening Organic Crops

By Kim Robson: First we heard about monocultured, genetically modified (GM) farming methods resulting in Monsanto’s RoundUp weedkiller showing up in air and water samples. Now even organic food is being threatened with being contaminated by these chemicals and transgenes because nothing natural lives in a vacuum — everything is …

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Farmers Markets—Good Business for Sustainability

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green mom: We try to shop at local farmers’ markets for as much of our food as possible. We’re lucky to have one relatively close to our home. Some of our friends and family feel it’s hard to find everything they need there. I disagree, but maybe it depends on …

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Organic Farmers Fighting Pesticides Sprayed by State   

By Fredrica Syren: Organic crops are being sprayed with pesticides. Now what is wrong with this sentence? Yes, usually “pesticides” and “organic” do not go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, if you grow organic food, pesticide should never be considered. That’s what organic food growers in California …

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