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Emily’s Story: A Life Lost to a Food Allergy and a Parent’s Wish

This post was originally published on this siteWritten by Paul and Catrina Vonder Meulen with an introduction from Robyn O’Brien Thirteen years ago, we received an email from father who had quite literally just lost his 13 year old daughter,… Continue Reading →

Spirit of Change: How Your Happy Hour Can Help America’s Farmers

More than 80% of U.S. households purchase organic food or beverages on a regular basis, which is great, but that still only accounts for roughly 5% of total U.S. food and beverage sales. Currently, organic alcohol makes up less than… Continue Reading →

Affordable Organic for All: Results Show How an Organic Diet Reduces Pesticides in Our Bodies

All of us are exposed to a cocktail of toxic synthetic pesticides linked to a range of health impacts in our daily diets. Certified organic food is produced without these pesticides. But can eating organic really reduce levels of pesticides… Continue Reading →

Beatles Fan? Check Out “The Glyphosate Song”

I’m a Beatles fan, always have been, thanks to my dad.  When I was visiting my parents in Houston over the weekend, I came downstairs Sunday morning to Dad streaming the Beatles station on Spotify. “Yesterday” has always been one… Continue Reading →

What to Do? Love.

A gentle reminder popped up on my phone yesterday that still resonates so deeply. This work is so love-fueled. I find sources for that inspiration in so many places. I hope that you enjoy this as much as I do:… Continue Reading →

A Love Story After a Night in NYC

Eleven years ago today, I flew into New York City. Absolutely no one knew who I was except for a handful of people who had reached out after reading my story in the paper. That story was meant to assassinate… Continue Reading →

New Study Shows Pesticide Levels in Families Drop Dramatically After One Week of Eating Organic

A groundbreaking peer-reviewed study published in the journal Environmental Research found that switching to an organic diet significantly reduced the levels of synthetic pesticides found in all participants – after less than one week. On average, the pesticides detected dropped… Continue Reading →

Food Allergies: The Hidden Truth About Peanuts

Today is National Peanut Butter Day. Could there be a product that is both so loved and so feared? And what do we actually know about it? Most of the peanuts consumed in the U.S. are now one of the… Continue Reading →

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