Composting can seem daunting. But when you realize all the benefits of practicing this natural way of recycling, you’ll want to begin composting right away — and the infographic below can help you.Composting reduces food waste, enriches soil, requires fewer chemical pesticides and fertilizers, lowers your carbon footprint, and saves you money. In addition, composting produces healthier plants and healthier foods with higher nutrient contents.Compost is an organic material added to soil to help plants grow. By composting, you are returning nutrients back into the soil to continue the cycle of life.Food scraps and yard waste make...

Compassion health

By Cynthia Milburn • Originally by the International Fund for Animal Welfare  For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern for others, a trait called compassion, both in and out of our own species. Going beyond whether we feel compassion or not, or how much compassion we feel in a certain situation, there are those of us who want to know if compassion can be fostered, changed, even manipulated or suppressed. What’s more is it good for people to feel compassion and how can they...

A bowl of veggie chili

Recipe from Garden Fresh FoodieEditor's note: A big batch of chili is wonderful in winter — especially if it's a healthy veggie chili. You can feel free to add other ingredients if you have them, like frozen summer corn. Enjoy.Tell us in the comments what you think of this plant-based recipe because we'd love to know!  

Consider this fact: In 1995, 81 independent organic processing companies existed in the United States. Ten years later, Big Food had gobbled up all but 15 of them.The newly updated “Who Owns Organic?” infographic, originally published in 2003,  provides a snapshot of the structure of the organic industry, showing the acquisitions and alliances of the top 100 food processors in North America.According to The Cornucopia Institute, this chart — authored by  Dr. Phil Howard, an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State — empowers consumers to see at a glance which companies dominate the organic marketplace.See the...

Denmark organic food

Imagine a organic country. Does this seem possible or realistic? In the United States, where only 1 percent of U.S. farmland is certified organic, this may seem like a far-away dream. But in Denmark, this vision is much closer to reality.First of all, people in Denmark have a great appreciation for organic food. Their country’s national organic brand has been in business for 25 years, making it one of the oldest organic brands in the world.Plus, the Danish government is working in multiple ways to convert the entire country’s agriculture into organic and sustainable farming. Last year, they released...

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