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Trappings of Modern Life Bring an Early Death to Valley of the Immortals
VILCABAMBA, Ecuador - For centuries Vilcabamba was a South American idyll. The valley boasted a lush and tranquil setting in remotest Ecuador, a year-round balmy climate, pristine mountain water, abundant fruits and grains. The inhabitants lived long and healthy lives. So long and so healthy that...
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Labels Lack Food's Origin Despite Law
In every American supermarket, labels tell shoppers where their seafood came from. But there are no such labels for meat, produce or nuts. Behind the contradiction is a lesson in political power in Washington, where lobbyists and members of Congress have managed to hold off the enforcement of a...
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Organic Food Helps Revive Fortunes of Europe's Farmers
BRUSSELS - The organic revolution is sweeping across Europe, with the area of land dedicated to environmentally-friendly, pesticide-free food production more than doubling in the last decade. Organic farming now accounts for more than 4 per cent of agricultural land in the EU, more than double its...
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USDA May Relax Standards for Organic Foods
With the "USDA organic" seal stamped on its label, Anheuser-Busch calls its Wild Hop Lager "the perfect organic experience." "In today's world of artificial flavors, preservatives and factory farming, knowing what goes into what you eat and drink can just about drive you crazy," the Wild Hop...
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Congress Hears from Organic Growers over Farm Bill
Small farmers seek piece of spending that typically goes to big commodities.
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Stop Shopping ... or the Planet Will Go Pop
'Many big ideas have struggled over the centuries to dominate the planet,' begins the argument by Jonathon Porritt, government adviser and all-round environmental guru.'Fascism. Communism. Democracy. Religion. But only one has achieved total supremacy. Its compulsive attractions rob its followers...
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'Food Not Lawns': Organic Gardens vs. Chem-Fed Lawns
SAN DIEGO - Sandalistas are on the march here to create a homegrown organic food movement, encouraging gardeners to tear up their lawns for healthier, more natural alternatives. In doing so, they're advocating the re-greening of the urban landscape for the sake of food security and social justice...
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