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9/28/2010
Learning to save seeds from one harvest to the next takes you a step further towards self-sufficiency and helps to save genetics of plants needed for the future.
10/15/2011
How a small group of committed people can truly make a change for good.
2/3/2011
Concerned about Monsanto's Roundup Ready crops and genetic engineering of our food? Let President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack know.
4/30/2013
Nearly 2 million people sent comments opposing genetically engineered salmon to the Food and Drug Administration, stating that GE salmon is bad for the consumer, the environment and the native fish.
2/5/2014
Cell Fusion genetic engineering is emerging as a hot topic in the Certified Organic seed and food industry. We can expect the resolution of this issue to impact both small-scale and large-scale growers.
2/1/2010
In a recent survey, we asked our online readers if they thought genetically modified foods should be labeled. What do you think?
11/1/2011
A few hundred protestors from across the country arrived at the White House last month, the culmination of the two-week GMO Right2Know March that began in New York City on October 1. (Congratulations all you brave marchers - my feet ache just thinkin
8/1/2008
Get expert advice on how long fresh eggs will keep without refrigeration.
2/8/2012
Readers who love canning share their firsthand reports about the foods they can at home, and why.
10/28/2010
There are many ways to protect wood from the effects of weather, what is your favorite technique?  
9/6/2008
The work of growing, harvesting and preserving your own food comes together in the satisfying instant when canning lids pop. Don't leave the kitchen until you've savored the sound of a job well done.
7/20/2011
This little chipmunk ponders about how much food to store for the coming fall and winter seasons.
7/29/2008
Here's a quick and easy tip for freezing peaches.
5/24/2012
The Environmental Protection Agency has given the go-ahead to Dow Chemical for its genetically modified 2,4-D resistant corn.
9/19/2008
The  U.S. Food and Drug Administration is accepting public comment regarding a draft Guidance for Industry #187 — to clarify regulation of genetically altered animals.
2/12/2014
The release of new genetically modified crops resistant to 2,4-D herbicide will mean a huge increase of potent, dangerous chemicals on American farmland and a serious threat of herbicide drift problems for other growers.
1/29/2014
The EPA is poised to deregulate a new generation of genetically modified crops, including those resistant to 2,4-D herbicide. Voice your concerns now.
7/31/2009
Whole Foods Market commits to verifying it products as free of genetically modified organisms. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains the grocer's commitment to providing natural and organic products.
10/12/2012
Michael Pollan’s New York Times editorial, “Vote for the Dinner Party,” explains why California’s Prop 37 is an essential element in the fight to require labeling of GM foods.
12/10/2012
A new Canadian study shows a link between consuming Roundup-contaminated water and/or GM corn and increased likelihood for illness and premature death in rats.
1/7/2014
People have found many techniques for preserving vitamins in winter, which still work today. One of the most basic involves fooling plants, as it were, into thinking they are not dead yet.
11/28/2007
Making pickles can be time-consuming, but this method for easy garlic pickles couldn't possibly be any easier. Or tastier!
8/29/2011
Preserving food was a must during the Great Depression. Doris Zicafoose relates memories of drying corn, canning tomatoes, the necessity of a water bath canner and the joy of acquiring a pressure canner.
4/18/2012
Learn how to store eggs properly, how to freeze eggs for long-term storage and how to use eggs in different kinds of recipes.
8/27/2012
This fall's Fuel for the Body T.O.U.R. ("Total Organic Understanding Ride") will educate the public on the benefits of living a green lifestyle that includes eating organic food and supporting local, organic farmers.
2/11/2011
Concerned about GMOs in your family's food? Take action.
3/30/2011
"Organic farmers have the right to raise our organic crops without the threat of invasion by Monsanto's genetic contamination and without harassment by a reckless polluter. Beginning today, America asserts her right to justice and pure food."
7/15/2013
Canning is the penance for spring, when you couldn’t stop yourself from putting out one more row of tomato starts. Canning is the human’s attempt to make the hottest days of the year even more sizzling indoors than they are out.
1/7/2014
Putting into practice those great intentions: Living on preserved hard work and home canned peaches these short days.
1/17/2014
Find the best places to store your harvest in your home through the winter.
2/17/2011
Readers share tips, tricks and recommended products for keeping produce fresh longer.
10/9/2009
How to make canned green tomato relish.
2/13/2013
Making delicious homemade marmalade from Seville oranges.
9/24/2008
Use freezer-damaged fruit to make tasty fruit sauces.
9/8/2010
Share your favorite places to learn about food preservation.
3/2/2011
Sailors for the Sea presents its new Rainy Day Kits teach young sailors to care about marine ecology and the environment with fun, interactive games.
10/7/2009
Readers share tips and tricks for storing green tomatoes and keeping them longer.
8/26/2014
Use this simple technique to preserve your bounty of fresh summer peppers.
9/2/2014
With bumper crops of tomatoes coming, there are some simple ways to preserve the fresh off the vine taste year round, no special equipment required.
9/15/2014
Dehydrating or sun-drying your extra summer veggies is a great way to save the summer bounty for year-round eating!
1/16/2013
Confused about the difference between hybrids and genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? Learn more about how cultivating hybrids is different from developing GM vegetable varieties.
2/2/2012
Monsanto, the world’s largest producer of genetically modified seeds and the toxic herbicides used to drench them, is calling itself a supporter of sustainability. You’re kidding, right?
1/31/2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture deems Roundup Ready alfalfa safe, leaving organic crops vulnerable to contamination and paving the way for more superweeds.
7/8/2013
A pressure canner greatly expands the range of foods that can be safely canned at home.
12/11/2013
Learn how to dehydrate gourmet garlic so you can enjoy it year-round.It takes only a few simple steps to turn fat, juicy bulbs into crunchy, golden chips!
10/10/2013
For the past few years, we've experimented with different ways of storing food fresh and now we're eating garlic, onions, squash, carrots and beets in June.
11/5/2013
Necessity leads to ingenuity in the creation of root cellar storage.
9/26/2013
To grow, keep and eat your own food keeps you away from the food industry, the fossil fuel based agriculture, food stores and logistics.
12/20/2013
Fired up our smoker for the first time and made yummy use of our summer's Kokanee Fish Catch to smoke fish.
2/17/2014
Candlemas is an ancient midwinter holiday, when people would take inventory on their stock of candles, pantry food storage and hay in the barn to get the homestead through the second half of winter.
7/16/2014
France puts a premium on preserving its food heritage. Here's one example of that country's many food heritage sites, this one in Brittany.
2/19/2014
Preserving meat at home by making pork confit.
1/29/2013
Here is an easier way to blanche vegetables, such as green beans, before freezing them.
8/7/2012
Learn how to use less energy canning tomato products.
3/22/2013
Our experiences in learning to pressure can and use reusable canning lids.
7/29/2008
Slightly underripe apples that fall to the ground must be picked up, so why not cut away the bugs and bruises and put them to good use? Here’s how to turn windfall apples into supernutritious drinks and snacks.
7/11/2007
Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson will be remembered for her significant conservation efforts, especially with wildflowers and the preservation of native plants.
9/25/2011
Today's FAIR attendees will be well prepared to grow, make and preserve their own food and, as Joel Salatin encourages, get out of the Industriall food system.
8/27/2014
A root cellar slowly is dug by hand, with the goal of increasing our homestead's food preservation and storage capacity through the winter.
9/9/2014
The zucchini harvest overflows. Learn how to preserve zucchini for year-round enjoyment and creative ways to eat it now.
9/10/2014
Three essential tools for opportunistic canning.
6/4/2011
Food preservation expert Sherri Brooks Vinton makes food preservation look easy and shares helpful hints about equipment and technique during a standing-room-only workshop at the Fair.
10/13/2011
The process of curing potatoes for winter storage.
8/4/2014
Established in 1879 by an Arab-Israeli family, Abouelafia Bakery continues to make history.
7/24/2012
There's no need to be afraid of canning. With basic skills a cook can safely prepare and process excess produce during the summer and have a ready supply all winter. An easy way to start is with dill pickles, with extras like garlic and hot peppers.
10/11/2012
Tomatoes are the gray area of canning. They're not quite acidic enough to just straight can like fruit but the right amount of added acid can keep you from having to pressure can them. Here are the basics on canning tomatoes.
9/15/2012
Preserving an abundant basil harvest for the coming winter.
9/4/2012
Solar drying experiences in 2012, including tomato varieties Principe Borghese and Long Tom.
11/17/2011
Jessica visits the 890-acre farm belonging to the nonprofit Seed Savers Exchange, the largest nongovernmental seed bank in the U.S. and a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our nations heirloom seeds and biodiversity.
10/21/2008
Take plain old raspberry jam to the next level with the complex flavors of white chocolate and coffee liqueur.
3/28/2011
It's not difficult to eat locally during the long winter months if you have preserved the previous year's harvest. Even while we wait for spring to arrive, the root cellar may still be providing our dinner.
5/11/2012
  We’ve succeeded at drying herbs and greens in our SunWorks solar dehydrator, which promises to make future meals all the more flavorful and nutritious.  
9/2/2014
This week at Polyface Farm included mornings with rabbits, fence line work, moving calves and my first foray into canning.
4/23/2013
Honey bees, the Boston tragedy, and our power to create the world we’ve been waiting for.
2/2/2012
Sauerkraut is an effective and delicious way to store cabbage and add something "fresh" to the winter months
3/5/2012
The unintended death of a charming little creature raises the realities of life on a farm homestead.
4/20/2011
For less than the cost of an SUV, a Michigan couple rehabbed their historic home to include solar panels and a geothermal system. The 110-year-old house now produces more energy than it needs.


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