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    Farm-to-Table Spirits Are Blossoming in Southern Australia

    Farm-to-Table Spirits Are Blossoming in Southern Australia

    By Sarah Treleaven On an expansive property on the gloriously wild Kangaroo Island, near the western shore of the island’s Eastern Cove, I stood in the middle of a large garden and practically inhaled a clipping of olearia (also known as wild rosemary). The scent was unmistakable: freshly split, perfectly ripe passion fruit. The garden […]

    Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment

    Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment

    By Helena Norberg-Hodge If you’re seeking some good news during these troubled times, look at the ecologically sound ways of producing food that have percolated up from the grassroots in recent years. Small farmers, environmentalists, academic researchers and food and farming activists have given us agroecology, holistic resource management, permaculture, regenerative agriculture and other methods […]

    How Monitoring Local Water Supplies Can Build Community

    How Monitoring Local Water Supplies Can Build Community

    By John M. Carroll Water insecurity is a touchstone for 2018. Our planet isn’t running out of water, but various kinds of mismanagement have led to local water crises across the planet, directly threatening millions of people. Ensuring water quality requires regular testing, protecting source water, monitoring and repairing distribution systems, treatment plants and other […]

    How to Have Your Healthiest Summer Cookout Ever

    How to Have Your Healthiest Summer Cookout Ever

    By Isabel Walston, EWG Intern Summer is in full swing, which means many Americans are planning cookouts complete with friends, family and fresh food. Whether you’re having a casual kickback or a big bash, Environmental Working Group (EWG) has you covered with tips and tricks to keep your summer cookout fun-filled and healthy. Burgers No […]

    This Bakery Is Transforming the Way We Eat Bread

    This Bakery Is Transforming the Way We Eat Bread

    By Sammy Blair SEYLOU is a bakery and mill in Washington DC built around the art of whole grain baking. SEYLOU works with local farmers to source organic seeds to bake into 100 percent whole grain breads, and creates nutritious pastries and baked goods to reinstate bread as a part of a healthy diet. Jonathan […]