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Andre Leu international director of Regeneration International

Opinion: Pesticide Safety Unproven (André Leu)

It might surprise you to learn that there is no scientific proof of safety for the majority of the pesticides, additives or chemicals that companies put in our food and our body care and household products. Most are not tested, and when there is testing, it misses the vast majority of diseases at the normal […]

Farmers doing yoga in a barn

Why Mindfulness is Essential for Farmers and Their Health

As farmers we face weather extremes, deadlines, unforeseen calamities and a variety of demands on our minds, bodies and bank accounts. We work days that can stretch far into the nights regardless of the conditions outside. To sum it up, farming can wear a person down, fast. So what is yoga? It isn’t really necessary […]

Elderberry crop, ready for harvest.

The Business of Organic Elderberry

In the heart of the Midwest, a growing company called River Hills Harvest is riding the new wave of demand for elderberry products. At the helm of this enterprise is Terry Durham, a longtime advocate of sustainable agriculture, a builder of groundbreaking organizations and an elderberry expert best known for his devotion to developing the […]

Impossible Burger: Not All It’s Cooked Up To Be

The Impossible Burger sizzles like a burger, bleeds like a burger and (almost) tastes like a burger. But this new burger has nothing to do with real meat. Journalist Mike Snow bites into this controversial topic.

Front cover image of the book Food, Farming & Health

Book excerpt: Food, Farming & Health by Vandana Shiva, et al.

The book Food, Farming & Health shows how our health is a continuum from the soil, to the plants, to our bodies. It demonstrates how chemical farming depletes the soils of nutrition, producing plants that are nutritionally empty but full of toxic residues, which cause us – its consumers – to suffer from diseases related […]

Front cover of the Myths of Safe Pesticides book

Book excerpt: The Myths of Safe Pesticides by André Leu

In his book The Myths of Safe Pesticides, organic agriculturist and lecturer André Leu delves into scientific research to present evidence dispelling the claims of chemical companies and pesticide regulators that pesticide, herbicide and insecticide products are safe when used as directed. Leu breaks down the five most-repeated myths about pesticide safety, refuting them using […]