Cheryl Long, editor in chief: 785-274-4319,
Rosally Sapla: 212-751-3321,         

Inside the February/March 2009 issue of
Mother Earth News, on newsstands Jan. 27


Money-saving, do-it-yourself tips, surprising farming trends,
cancer-fighting strategies and more

Cut Your Food Bills in Half
  With rising food costs, Mother Earth News outlines tips and strategies to help you enjoy better and healthier food, while spending less to feed your family. Page 42

Why Free-range Eggs are Healthier  Vitamin D deficiency is common and may be linked to severe, wide-ranging health problems. Mother Earth News’ nutrient test finds pastured eggs contain three to six times more vitamin D than factory-farm eggs. Page 23

How Factory Farm Conditions are Making Us Sick  Find out why factory farms that produce the meat Americans eat are breeding grounds for disease and what you can and cannot do to minimize your chances of becoming sick. Page 76

11 Healthy Choices to Keep Cancer at Bay  Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the U.S., yet environmental factors not genetic ones cause most cases. These 11 strategies will help lower your risk. Page 56

Choose the Right Emergency Power Source  Don’t get caught without a backup energy option if bad weather, natural disasters or grid failures strike. Expert advice on these eight options will help you make the right choice. Page 24

Control Climate Change Starting with Your Soil  Helping control climate change can start in your own backyard. New knowledge about biochar, an ancient gardening technique, can increase your soil’s fertility and help slow climate change by trapping carbon in the soil. Page 92

and more …

About Mother Earth News
Published by Ogden Publications,
 Mother Earth News ( is the oldest and most widely distributed magazine dedicated to sustainable lifestyles. Since its launch in 1970, the brand has been a trusted guide to sustainable lifestyles. Today it enjoys the highest print circulation in its category with at least 410,000 paid copies. Each bimonthly issue of Mother Earth News features practical and money-saving information on cutting energy costs; using renewable energy sources; organic gardening; green home building and remodeling; do-it-yourself projects; and conscientious, self-sufficient lifestyles. Mother Earth News offers free syndicated content, RSS feeds and topic-specific e-newsletters for journalists and consumers, at no charge.

About Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading media company and information resource serving the sustainable living community. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Utne Reader, The Herb Companion and Grit. Ogden Publications also serves niche markets with magazines and books targeting rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division. The Topeka, Kan.-based company is privately held.

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