Worship the worm! Check out Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe by Maria Rodale (whose grandfather, JI Rodale, who launched Organic Gardening and Farming magazine in 1942).

“It takes fuel to ship food around the world. And nearly every chemical fertilizer is petroleum based,” says Rodale. ” Chemical and Biotech companies still claim there is not enough food to feed the world. They spend billions of dollars each year on advertising and lobbying in order to drive that point home. Yet the problem isn’t food scarcity-it’s too much food- but fear of famine sure sells chemicals.” Maria Rodale.

And then there are cows: “the bottom line: The dairy cow’s diet is key. Organic milk has more vitamins, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid because the cows eat high levels of fresh grass, clover pasture and grass clover silage. Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition found organic milk can improve the quality of breast milk and may protect young children against asthma and eczema.” For more on this article, read: “Is organic better…” Chicago Tribune, March 23, 1020. http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/features_julieshealthclub/2010/03/is-organic-better-making-sense-of-organic-choices.html

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