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Salmonella-poisoned eggs make a strong argument for local, organic, family farms.



I love eggs, but I hate food poisoning more. I'm betting so do the more than 2,000 people who have been sickened by eating tainted eggs produced by factory chicken farms in Iowa. After all, no one I know enjoys the impact salmonella has on their digestive tract, since it induces vomiting, dizziness, diahrrea, fever, abdominal cramps, blood […]

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What is a CSA?

What is a CSA? Delicious Organic, Locally Grown Food



If you’re looking for delicious natural, organic food, consider signing up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  CSAs are a great way to enjoy fresh, seasonal produce all summer long while supporting your local farmers. If you’re interested, the time to sign up is now. Here’s how CSAs work: A farmer sells a certain […]

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Organic Vodka & “Green” Gin



If wines and beers aren't your drinks of choice, check out eco-friendly companies like Altitude Spirits in Thornton, Colorado which produces its Vodka 14 (pictured left) using organic corn and rye, along with Rocky Mountain spring water. Other options?  Rain Organics Vodka Square One Organic Vodka  Sunshine Vodka  Shadow Spirits Organic Vodka Maison Jomere's Organic Vodka and Juniper Green London Dry […]

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Top Ten Ways to Buy Fair Trade



“Fair Trade” refers to the way products are grown or manufactured. Fair Trade principles ensure that: * laborers are paid a decent wage for their work * children have not been forced into abusive labor practices * farmers use sustainable agricultural practices that minimize pesticide use and promote soil and water conservation, and manufacturers generally reduce use […]

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