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An Organic Conversation is the preeminent site on the web for those wanting to live an organic lifestyle. Through thoughtful and informative journalism, we hope to enrich your health and your lives while helping to protect the planet. An Organic Conversation also has a weekly podcast and radio show that features lifestyle segments to inspire health, sustainability, and mindfulness through interviews with authors, filmmakers, non-profits, and changemakers. Hosted by Ecologist and Organic Food Advocate Helge Hellberg.

Seasonal Organic Produce Health Benefits and Tips

The weather is on everyone’s mind. Record rainfall ending a 7-year drought in most places throughout California has had a significant impact on our food production. California feeds this country, or much of it, at least, and produce is in…

Food Waste Reconsidered – Part I

Up to 20% of all fresh foods that are grown and produced do not meet strict market requirements and often end up being plowed back into the soil or considered “waste” – produce that is crooked or discolored or has…

These Shipping Containers Create Innovative Off-Grid Ecosystems

There are plenty of challenges to food production, including access to land, the availability of clean water, and, the right infrastructure so that the farm can be functional and productive for months and years to come, for example, access to…

Passionate Seed Keepers Protect a 12,000 Year-Old Food Legacy

A carrot seed is far less than a millimeter in size, a tiny speck of dirt, dust in the wind. And yet, it contains the DNA to sprout, and to grow big, orange, beta-carotene-rich carrots, given darkness and moisture and…

Breast Cancer: Natural Medicine on the Road to Recovery

There is still a fairly great amount of uncertainty as to what exactly causes breast cancer. From things that can be influenced, such as lifestyle, cosmetic use, diet, and alcohol consumption, to things that cannot be influenced, such as higher…

An Adventurer Sets Out to Be the First Wheelchair Hiker to Cross the Sierra Nevada

In this life, in this world, you would think that we might run out of ideas, or stories, or goals – that the human capacity will at one point exhaust itself, that all songs might be written one day. Well,…

Homemade Basic Tahini Sauce

Tahini, aka sesame butter, is a pantry staple that mixes well in dips and sauces – making everything creamier, nuttier, and a little bit Mediterranean. It is also a great source of calcium and the essential amino acid lysine. Try…

Animals Who Self-Medicate and Survive Using Just Their Intuition

Did you know that Monarch Butterflies lay their eggs on one single plant that protects the next generation from parasitic infection? Or that primates swallow whole leaves without chewing to literally scrape parasites from their stomach? This hour uncovers stories…

Food Movement Ideals in the World of Creating Eco-Friendly Rum

The History of the Americas and the Industrial Revolution are tightly linked to the rise of sugar cane growing and the many products created from this South Asian native grass. In this century, new methods are being used to create…

History of the Washington Navel Orange

The Washington Navel Orange If you are enjoying a Washington navel orange right now, no matter where you live, you might be interested to know that it took a bit of a journey for navels to get be where they are…

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