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Purslane: Weed Or Delicacy?

Have you seen this plant in your garden? If you have, you probably have a lot of it. It’s purslane, one of the most persistent weeds in North …

Gardening

We took a scientific look at whether non-fat or full-fat foods are worse for you — here's the verdict

Fat has taken turns as both a villain and a hero for healthy eaters.<p>In the 1990s, the US Department of Agriculture put fats and oils with sweets at the top of its food pyramid, suggesting Americans should generally avoid them. But more recent research revealed that telling Americans not to consume …

Nutrition

The Total Guide To Growing, Harvesting & Using Lavender

Lavender is a beautiful perennial evergreen plant that hails from southern Europe and the mountain regions located on the western border of the …

Yoga Poses to Relieve Gas (So Effective, You'll Want to Be Alone)

You've done the deed. Eaten something you shouldn't have, or too much of everything, and not enough of what you should be eating, and now you're …

Yoga

Best Ever Honey Garlic Butter Salmon In Foil

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 375°F | 190°C. Line a baking tray / sheet with a large piece of foil, big enough …

Americans Are Confused About Food And Don't Know Where to Turn For Answers

Food without GMOs does contain genes.<p>More than one-third of Americans do not know that foods with no genetically modified ingredients contain genes, …

Agriculture

What Netflix's Okja Gets Right About Big Food

By Samantha Henry<p>Netflix's recent, original feature film Okja has triggered a bit of disruption amongst both those in the film industry and …

Agriculture

The Fight for America's Disappearing Ancient Dairy Cows

Farmers can’t afford to save the country’s dwindling heritage breeds. But can the dairy industry afford to lose them?<p>Crossing the vast network of American roadways, drivers pass through fields of corn, soy, and wheat. They see power lines, roadside World’s Largests, kitschy diners—and cows. About 9 …

Agriculture

That 'parsley worm' is really a caterpillar

If you grow parsley, dill, fennel or other members of the same plant family, you may come across a distinctive caterpillar feasting on the …

A visual guide to companion planting

<b>Gardening is a great way to spend your spare time, especially in the summer months, but it can sometimes be frustrating.</b><p>Your plants, vegetables and …

Gardening

A Guide to Companion Planting Before You Plant Your First Garden

Planting your own vegetable garden is extremely exciting: It’s hard to beat the satisfaction of sowing your own seeds, watching them germinate, then harvesting food from your very own backyard. But if it’s your first time, the process can be a bit nerve-racking too. After all, there’s much more to …

Gardening

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The right companion plantings for lemon trees reduce the need for excess chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Companion plantings serve as both an extra protection and a source of nutrition for your lemon trees, enabling you to garden more organically while taking steps to increase fruit production.<p>…

Gardening

Everybody has an opinion on what yoga is for and no one’s got it right

They say Jesus could walk on water, and turn water into wine. Many have postulated that he was a yogi, with <i>siddha</i> powers. That he must have learned it in a Hindu or Buddhist monastery in India during his missing years. This yoga-of-power is very different from the popular, and sanitised, …

How TV Taught Me to Cut Myself

I cut myself for the first time at age 18, in the closet of my freshman dorm room. It was late afternoon, and my roommates weren’t around. I snuck …

What Fish Is Good For Me And The Planet? New Documentary Explores

Facts about the virtues of eating fish can be slippery. On the one hand, fish provide protein and omega-3 fatty acids, the substance in fish oil supplements, which is thought to boost cognitive health<b>.</b> Plus, unlike cows, fish don't belch vast amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the air. So, …

Aquaponics

'Crab' Rangoons [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Yoga positions to improve your sex life

<b>When you think yoga, you might be more inclined to associate it with feeling calm and zen, rather that getting all worked up.</b><p>It’s true, yoga can be …

16 Genius Garden Hacks That Turn Trash Into Treasure

One man's broken terracotta pot is another man's garden marker.<p>No use crying over a broken pot! Here's how you can use items you'd normally toss in the garbage in your garden.

How yogis like Jessamyn Stanley are proving every body’s a yoga body

When journalist Lauren Lipton found yoga, she felt called to recruit the whole world onto the mat—but quickly discovered there was one thing standing …

Yoga

Earthworms are more important than pandas (if you want to save the planet)

It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these lowly …

Charles Darwin

8 Plants That Repel Bugs and Mosquitoes

<i>This story originally appeared on RealSimple.com.</i><p>Grow these in your garden or plant them in a pot to keep the bugs away.

Plants

We need to protect the world's soil before it's too late

Book Excerpt: The Ground Beneath Us<p><i>The following is an excerpt from The Ground Beneath Us by Paul Bogard.</i><p>It’s hard to believe that American society could possibly collapse because of a lack of soil. And it’s true that we in the States are blessed to live in a country so rich in this life-giving …

Farming

Are GMO Food Crops Safe for Human Consumption?

Here’s what you need to know about GMO food crops<p>According to a comprehensive report released by the National Academy of Sciences last year—a group …

Is organic always better? It’s not as clear-cut as you might think.

<i>This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>It’s easy to think that buying organic …

Agriculture

When it comes to nut milk, what’s the most sustainable option?

You know a health-food trend has gone mainstream the second it winds up on a Starbucks menu. But when it comes to finding a dairy substitute that’s …

Why are herds of women conquering farming?

The agricultural industry has seen a rise in female farmers in recent years – women now make up 28% of the British agricultural workforce<p>Cheryl Edwards does not look like your typical farmer. “If she’s 5ft 4in, it would be a miracle. She is as slightly built as you could imagine,” says Tim Wilson, …

Agriculture

Don't Call It Wheat: An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

Colin Curwen-McAdams opens the door to his greenhouse in Mt. Vernon, Wash., and a rush of warm air pours out.<p>"Basically, it's summer all year long here," he jokes.<p>Curwen-McAdams, a PhD student at Washington State University, and WSU professor Steven Jones have developed a new species: a cross …

Forestry

Super Bowl Sunday Feasts Require Thousands of Farm Acres

And that's just for the wings and guac.<p>It may seem sacrilegious to admit it, but I’m not a sports fan. That doesn’t stop me from loving the Super …

Agriculture

Vegetarian diets are not going to save the planet from climate change

<i>“The world should just switch to a vegetarian/vegan diet.”</i> — seemingly everyone, regarding the food-sustainability problem<p>If someone offers a solution to the Gordian Knot of food sustainability, run it through the following gauntlet:<p>Does it allow you to do most of your food shopping at the grocery …

Agriculture

A Diet of Corn Is Transforming French Hamsters Into Raging Cannibals

No, seriously.<p>Fed little else but corn every day, even the meekest of us would go a little bonkers. But for wild European hamster mothers, …

Nutrition