My Auckland Excursion: A Taste of New Zealand

My Auckland Excursion: A Taste of New Zealand

New Zealand is a narrow spit of a nation consisting of two elongated islands that almost kiss in the middle. Once part of the massive Gondwanan supercontinent,it drifted away and nestled in the far southwest of the Pacific Ocean. New Zealand then is the last landmass...
What Do the Midterm Elections Mean for Organic?

What Do the Midterm Elections Mean for Organic?

I write from the Land of the Long White Cloud, New Zealand. While I was eating kamura wedges and savoring corn fritters, the people of the US were deciding who would represent them in the halls of Congress. I placed my vote via absentee ballot just before I left....
An Organic New Zealand Odyssey

An Organic New Zealand Odyssey

As you read this, I may be streaming over the largest body of water on the planet. The Pacific will beckon as I careen across the International Date Line, south to my favorite island nation, Aotearoa, literally the land of the long white cloud according to the Maori...
Why a Lapsed Farm Bill puts Organic at Risk

Why a Lapsed Farm Bill puts Organic at Risk

It’s Congress’ job to pass a Farm Bill (FB) about every four years. It’s the second largest piece of spending that Congress is tasked with; the 2014 FB is projected to spend $489 billion. The Farm Bill determines what food is grown, how it’s...
Who Will Fund the Challenges Facing Organic Today?

Who Will Fund the Challenges Facing Organic Today?

The political winds are against us. We are in an era of stagnating and dwindling regulatory oversight by the current administration. Organic seems to be floundering in its own juices. Trump’s USDA withdrew the final animal welfare rule that consumers and...
Ten-Minute Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe

Ten-Minute Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe

Enjoy this easy Brussels sprouts salad with lemon and dill dressing in less than ten minutes. Finely chopped raw Brussels sprouts are coated in an earthy dill dressing and toasted pine nuts add a satisfying crunch. In the dead of winter, this salad feels like a...

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