Today’s Solutions: June 18, 2024

Elderly woman farmer collects a harvest of ripe organic red strawberries.

Organic food can be expensive, here are the foods you should prioritize

With the knowledge that organic foods are typically grown using fewer chemicals, why do grocery shoppers still buy inorganic foods? The answer is simple: organic foods cost a whole lot more. Still, when it comes to buying produce, there are foods that you should consider buying organically and Read More...

Study: A diet full of organic

Study: A diet full of organic food drastically reduces your risk of cancer

Eating organic food is the simplest way to dramatically cut your risk of cancer. That’s the main finding from a new study that looked at the diets of nearly 70,000 French adults. Of those adults, the ones who ate the most organic food were 25 percent less likely to develop cancer. Specifically, Read More...

Planet organic

Planet organic

How organic agriculture can feed the world. July/August Issue 2012 | Greg Nichols  "The green desert.” Flying over Paraguay, I can see how the nickname makes perfect sense. Paraguay, about the size of California, is the world’s fourth largest exporter of soybeans. Starting in the 1970s, when Read More...

Beyond organic

Beyond organic

Made famous by The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Polyface Farm is the destination of choice for discerning tourists with a passion for great food—and sustainable agriculture. Diane Daniel |April/May 2010 issue “I’m from a long line of out-of-the-box thinkers, and we’ve been on this lunatic train Read More...

The Organic Top 20

The Organic Top 20

Ode’s annual pick of products that are good for the body, the mind and the planet. Marco Visscher, Dan Schank, EmilyAviles and Gene Ruda | April/May 2010 issue { 1 } ECOlunchbox: Reusable lunch kits Many of us fill our lunches—or our children’s lunches—with individually packaged foods and Read More...

A window onto urban farming

A window onto urban farming

Erica Wetter | April/May 2010 issue For most apartment dwellers, planting a vegetable garden is out of the question. That is, unless you use your window, like artists Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley, who hope to start an international “windowfarming craze” with the Windowfarms Project. Bray and Read More...

Editor's letter: Pro

Editor's letter: Pro

Human connection is what makes life fun | May 2006 issue I was at a lunch sponsored by Organic Valley, a co-operative of 600 U.S. organic farms. During the excellent meal, the conversation focused on our daily relationships with food. Why do we like certain kinds of foods? When did we first Read More...

"I can grown my own dinne

"I can grown my own dinner"

Lisa Taylor, author of Your Farm in The City: An Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals, says organic, local food never tasted better Babette Dunkelgrün | June 2011 Read More...

Beyond Organic

Beyond Organic

The next ecological and social revolution is being plotted right now in the rainforests of South America Jay Walljasper| March 2007 issue Our small boat bobs along the unimaginably wide Amazon River, then heads up a fast-flowing tributary the colour of tea with cream, and finally turns onto a Read More...

The supermarket that changed t

The supermarket that changed the world

The American organic supermarket chain Whole Foods started 25 years ago as a small health-food store. Led by maverick CEO John Mackey, it has reached unprecedented growth and sales rates. "If you look back 100 years from now, history will show that Whole Foods will be in the top-five companies that Read More...