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LISTEN: Author Jeffrey Smith Talks about the Dangers of GM Foods on NHPR

Jeffrey Smith is the author of Seeds of Deception, Genetic Roulette, and other books on the problematic and contentious issue of genetically modified foods and crops.

He recently spoke with James McWilliams on New Hampshire Public Radio about the dangers of biotechnology. You may remember McWilliams as the ethical-food blogosphere’s least favorite person of 2009 for his ridiculous attack on the local food movement.

Head to New Hampsire Public Radio’s site to listen.

There’s been much debate recently around the pros and cons of GMO food products. Supporters say they’ve brought “substantial” benefits, including the ability to feed a hungry world.  But critics, who call these products “frankenfoods,” believe they pose far too many risks to both the environment and human health.  We’ll look at the latest research – and this ongoing debate.

And check out Jeffrey’s books in our store!


Recipe: Barbecued Eggplant Stacks with Coyote Mint Sauce and Chèvre

With summer in full swing, many are making good use of their outdoor grills. Tender grass fed steaks or free range chicken are often the go-to options, but the possibilities for a grilled meal are endless. At the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, a summer favorite is Barbecued Eggplant Stacks with Coyote Mint sauce and […] Read More..

Food Lover’s Guide: 25% Off ALL Food & Drink Books

Where our food comes from and how it is grown matters. Having control over our food supply is key to a more resilient and sustainable future. A major part of Chelsea Green’s mission is to inspire you with ideas and practical tips. So whether you want to make the world’s best cheese; find a new […] Read More..

Turning Meat into Money: How to Raise and Sell it Ethically

The consumer demand for grassfed, pasture-raised, and antibiotic-free meats is on the rise, putting farmers and ranchers in a unique position to make a decent living on meat that is produced ethically. But, how exactly do you turn meat into money without resorting to the large-scale industrial techniques of today’s confinement-operations? Look no further than […] Read More..

How to Grow Strawberries Indoors

It’s strawberry shortcake season, which means strawberry harvesting season. But for those of you with no outdoor space for gardens, fear not—you can plant, weed, and harvest all from the comfort of your own home! That’s right: it is possible to grow strawberries indoors, from small spaces. According to R. J. Ruppenthal, author of Fresh […] Read More..

Wild Edibles: 5 Tips for Beginner Foragers

Ever spotted a dandelion growing in your backyard and wondered, can I eat that? According to wild plants expert Katrina Blair, the answer is a resounding yes. And there are plenty of other commonly found weeds that fall into this category as well. In her book The Wild Wisdom of Weeds, Blair introduces readers to […] Read More..