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July 2008

Podcast: Will Allen on NHPR’s The Exchange with Laura Knoy

Will Allen, author of The War on Bugs, sat down for a wonderful interview with Laura Knoy on NHPR’s The Exchange. Will and Laura discuss the history of chemical use in America’s agriculture, the current state of pesticides in food, and the dangers of genetic modification. Listen to the full interview on ChelseaGreenRadio.

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Video: Mark Schapiro interview with Mike McCormick

Mark Schapiro, author of Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power, sat down for an interview with Mike McCormick, producer of Mind Over Matters heard 6 – 9 a.m on KEXP 90.3 FM in Seattle, Washington. The video is available from Talking Stick, a weekly one-hour program on […]

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Earthfirst Lists Simran Sethi in their “Green Who’s Who”

Simran Sethi, co-author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, is featured on EarthFirst.com’s Who’s Who in Green list. In addition to being one of our authors, Simran’s work has appeared on MTV, the Sundance Channel, NBC, The Huffington Post, TreeHugger, and others. She has also appeared on Oprah, Ellen, the Today Show, and Martha […]

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Video: Frances Moore Lappé with Mike McCormick

Frances Moore Lappé, author of Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad, sat down for an interview with Mike McCormick, producer of Mind Over Matters heard 6 – 9 a.m on KEXP 90.3 FM in Seattle, Washington. The video is available from Talking Stick, a weekly one-hour program on SCAN […]

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Save Your Money by Reducing Your Waste

Reducing the amount of stuff you consume is a great way to reduce the amount of waste you produce and money you spend—meaning you lower your impact on the earth and have more money at the end of the month. Here are some tips from Nicky Scott’s Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: An Easy Household Guide. Easy […]

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How Much Electricity Do You Use?

Yeah, you pay your electric bill every month, so you know how much you spend. But do you know what that money is powering? Would you have guessed that your electric kettle is one of your most power-hungry appliances? Or that your television is one of the least? Knowing where the electricity in your house […]

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Tip: Cutting Flowers Early to Prevent Insect Damage

The following is a tip from Lynn Byczynski from her book The Flower Farmer, Revised and Expanded: An Organic Grower’s Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers. One of the tricks to growing flowers organically is to cut them before insects have a chance to destroy their beauty. I learned this the hard way during […]

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A New Online Bartering Revolution

The New York Times is reporting on a growing trend occurring online: the rise of bartering. It seems that small businesses and individuals are finding the trading of good and services to be a suitable alternative to outright purchase in these cash-poor times. The article profiles one growing online bartering site in particular: JoeBarter.com. From […]

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Recipe: Sun-Dried and Fermented Tomato Coulis

The following recipe is from Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation by the Gardeners & Farmers of Terre Vivant. It is called, Sun-Dried and Fermented Tomato Coulis. Enjoy! Tomatoes Salt Olive Oil A stoneware or earthenware jar A wooden spatula A […]

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The History of Big Chemical’s War on Food, 1865—2007

In the timeline below of the chemical industry’s march into our food supply, Will Allen, author of The War on Bugs, answers the question, “How did we get here?” As Allen points out in the introduction to The War on Bugs, our food supply suffers from a toxic overdose of chemicals. As a result, our […]

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