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The Farm

Their idealism gave rise to the local and organic food movement.

Grandma Had Better Tomatoes

Research is showing that many vegetables are losing significant amounts of a number of nutrients.

What Does Record Drought In The Golden State Mean For Organic Food In The U.S.?

The most severe drought in California’s recorded history is raising questions about its impact upon the nation’s food supply and production.

Organic Egg Report And Scorecard

The Cornucopia Institute’s report, Scrambled Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic Agriculture, will empower consumers and wholesale buyers who want to invest their food dollars to protect hard-working family farmers that are in danger of being forced off the land by a landslide of eggs from factory farms.

Just One Daily Dose Of Walnuts Does All Of This

In addition to a valuable source of nutrients including omega-3 fats, copper, manganese and many others, walnuts have incredible health benefits including prevention of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and even diabetes.

Kikkoman Ends Animal Tests!

Following a vigorous PETA campaign that included more than 100,000 protest e-mails, countless critical social media posts, scathing media stories, and phone call blitzes to the company’s U.S. offices, Kikkoman—the most popular soy sauce company in the U.S. and Japan—ended its long-standing practice of experimenting on animals.

Carson's Crackers: The ExSEEDingly Good Snack Your Family Will Love

Seed crackers make a wholesome snack with a delightful crunch and a nutritional punch. In this recipe, combine sesame and flax seeds with farm-fresh eggs and spices.

Eating Right Means More Than The Right Foods

What does it mean to eat right? One thing is indisputable: everyone has to eat something in order to live. We also know that no one lives forever. Somewhere between eating nothing and eating poison is healthy eating.

Is Your Favorite Soy Sauce Torturing Animals?

Just when you thought being vegan meant not causing any harm to animals because of your diet, PETA comes out and turns your world upside down claiming your beloved soy sauce actually came to exist at the cost of many animal lives.

The Chocolates You Love So Much, Come With A Harsh Price – Child Slave Labor

A class action lawsuit filed late last month against Nestle, Hershey, and Mars, by three California residents, alleges that the companies are guilty of false advertising for deceiving customers into unwittingly supporting child slave labor, by failing to disclose the use of child slavery in the creation of their chocolate products.

Sugar Isn’t Just Empty, Fattening Calories – It’s Making Us Sick

Children are manifesting increased rates of adult diseases like hypertension or high triglycerides. And they are getting diseases that used to be unheard of in children, like Type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. So why is this happening?

The Four Most Important Foods To Buy Organic

One of the strongest selling points for eating organic food is the fact that doing so can significantly lower your exposure to pesticides and other harmful chemicals used in conventional agriculture.

5 Juice Recipes For Depression

You can ease the severity and elevate your mood and energy levels with delicious juices. Consumption of vitamin-rich foods, especially fruits and vegetables, have the ability to boost energy, and with the increased energy, your mood improves as well. Keep reading and find out which juices can beat depression...

Up 72 Percent From Just Six Years Ago, Organic Farm Sales Soar

Americans are increasingly hungry for naturally-grown and healthier foods and, according to a new USDA statistics, sales of the organic farms in the U.S. skyrocketed in 2014 with consumer spending up 72 percent since 2008.

Consumer Reports Finds 100% Of Ground Beef Samples Contaminated With Fecal Bacteria

Conventional ground beef is three times more likely to contain superbugs than grass-fed beef.

Massachusetts Update: Public Hearing For GMO Labeling September 22

Join OCA and MA Right to Know GMOs at a public hearing for H. 3242 on Tuesday, September 22 at the State House in Boston!

How To Grow Oyster Mushrooms At Home (And Get Plenty Of Flavor And Protein For Free)

You don't need a garden to grow mushrooms—any cool, shady space will do, even a cupboard or dark corner.

Are Schools Teaching Our Children To Waste Food?

Food waste carries massive environmental, social and economic costs — so much that you’d think one of the first lessons we’d want to pass along to our kids would be the old saw, “Take what you want, but eat what you take.”

Meet the Nation's First School District to Serve 100% Organic Meals

This program successfully disrupts the cycle of unhealthy, pre-packaged, heat and serve meals that dominate school kitchens.

The Feng Shui of Food

Feng shui and food correspond in many practical and essential ways, just like feng shui and money or feng shui and love.

Awaken Your Intuitive Relationship to Food

In today’s food-obsessed culture we’re inundated with people talking about the benefits of going vegan, eating gluten-free, removing sugar from our diets and more. While all these choices might be excellent health options, oftentimes they’re presented in the form of “guilt marketing.”

Healthy Eating: Roasties and Sea Salt

Roasties are so simple and delicious that they are regulars at my table. I serve them as side dishes, taco fillings, and even savory breakfasts in place of home fries. They’re a great accompaniment to non-vegetarian meals to encourage your family to eat more vegetables.

Never Too Late To Change The World: Why I Became Vegetarian At Age 86

Born in 1924 into a Jewish immigrant household in Brooklyn, I was raised on chicken soup, meatloaf, pot roast, gefilte fish, hamburgers, hot dogs, and steak. I loved them all, never questioning what the source of my food was.

Dignity, Democracy And Food: An Interview With Frances Moore Lappè

Somewhere between that hope and realism, Lappè exudes a passionate dedication to the idea that food is about more than filling stomachs sustainably – as she explains, it’s also about community, democracy, and human dignity.

New England Journal Of Medicine Article Calls For GMO Labels On Foods

A Perspective article published in the New England Journal of Medicine calls for the labeling of genetically modified foods. "We believe the time has come to revisit the United States' reluctance to label GM foods," writes Dr. Philip J. Landrigan...

5 Anti-Disease Properties Of Essential Spices In Your Diet

Small changes in our diet can help reduce risks of common lifestyle diseases. In the west, we are unaccustomed to include a lot of spices in our food, but here's why it is advisable that we start doing that.

8 Reasons Apple Cider Vinegar Is One Of The Most Powerful Health Tonics In Your Kitchen

The question is not what Apple Cider Vinegar can do, but what can't it do. As a folk remedy, it has been credited with curing everything from the flu to warts or sunburn to dandruff...

Urban Farming Is Booming In The US, But What Does It Really Yield?

Young farmers are, in increasing numbers, planting market gardens in cities, and “local” produce now fills grocery shelves across the US, from Walmart to Whole Foods, and is promoted in more than 150 nations around the world.

Dark Day in DC

By voting for the DARK Act, politicians voted against truth and transparency, against science, against the more than century-old right of states to legislate on matters relating to food safety and labeling.

Seed Libraries Fight for the Right to Share

State crackdowns heighten interest in this alternative to conglomerate farming...
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January 28, 2020

Nighttime dreams can cause vague dissatisfaction or deep unease. The Pisces Moon is conjunct Neptune and testing Mars. Breathe. Relax. Be sure to consume only healthy foods and drink. Slow down and be careful if you’re on the road overnight, when Mars’…
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January 2020

What is an animal totem/power animal? Does everyone have them? Do animals communicate with us? Join us! Get these questions answered and more. We will explore the world of animals, learn how...

Cost: $65

Where:
Private Office
Andover, MA


Sponsor: Diana Harris
Contact Name: Diana Harris
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Come shine with us! Join us in harmony and in our goal to bring the light of Spiritualism forward to all those who are searching.

Where:
VFW Post 2597
775 Boston Rd, Rt 3A
Billerica, MA
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Sponsor: The Spiritualist Fellowship Church Of New England
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Join the Initiating Inspiration Book Club, a partnership with the Waltham Public Library and the Agape Spiritual Community. We are reading Evicted by Matthew Desmond. Copies of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Waltham Public Library
Telephone: 781-314-3429
Contact Name: Louise Goldstein
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Discover Beauty. Discover Goodness. Discover Yourself. Your soul’s gifts are waiting. Breathe. Find stillness. The spark you need to ignite your life is here, within. Max Meditation...

Cost: $15

Where:
Modern Mystery School Boston
132 Charles St
3rd Floor
Auburndale, MA  02466
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Sponsor: Modern Mystery School Boston
Telephone: 617-694-0994
Contact Name: Jordan Bain
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2nd and 4th Monday of every month This psychic message circle is for anyone wishing to raise their connection using their psychic centers known as the “clairs.” Learn how to use...

Cost: $20

Where:
Messages From Heaven Healing and Learning Center
646 Central Street
Suite 3
Leominster, MA
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Join us for this special evening with Magdalena of My Metaphysical Maven. The topic is fear and anxiety and how to tell what's anxiety versus what's a message from the universe. We'll...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Waltham Public Library
Telephone: 781-314-3441
Contact Name: Debora Hoffman
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Did you know that practicing energetic hygiene plays an important role in maintaining a healthy mind, body, spirit and even your home? Everything is made up of energy including us! Energy can...

Cost: $10

Where:
Center For Inner Wellness
26B Main Street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center For Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
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January 29–March 25 With Jody Daniels, MBA and Natalia Cepeda, MA Why take Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)? To better manage your stress and enhance...

Cost: $600–$650

Where:
CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion
1035 Cambridge St
Suite 21A
Cambridge, MA  02141
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Telephone: 617-591-6132
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Join the Marion Institute for our Winter Film Series, a curated line-up of health documentaries that will change the way you think about food, medicine, and disease. Each film will be followed...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Luke’s Hospital McBratney Amphitheater
101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA  02740
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Sponsor: Marion Institute
Telephone: 508-748-0816
Contact Name: Patti Rego
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"Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.” —Krishnamacharya Join us for an evening of deep exploration and transformation using the...

Cost: $40

Where:
Friends Meeting House
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: Allen Howell, M.Ed. LMHC
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A fundraising evening of song, stories, and slideshow honoring the migrants seeking political asylum in the US. Co-sponsored by the Peace and Justice group of Cambridge Friends...

Where:
Cambridge Friends Meeting House
(in the Friends Rm)
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge , MA  02138
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January 31–February 2, 2020 Enjoy heart-opening talks, music, spiritual discussion, connect with like-minded people. Free and open to the public. Attend any or all sessions.  Guest...

Where:
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
Springfield, MA


Telephone: (508) 754-9042
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Led by Chuck Raffoni ( E-RYT200) named a “person making postiive change in the world for the LGBTQ Community” by Pride Connections and featured on NBC's Today Show for...

Cost: $50

Where:
The Athlete's Yoga
Woburn, MA


Sponsor: www.yogawithchuck.com
Contact Name: Chuck
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Participate in the fourth annual Lincoln Holistic Wellness Fair!  Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 11:00am–5:00pm in Lincoln, Massachusetts The Lincoln Holistic Wellness Fair...

Cost: $50

Where:
The Pierce House
17 Weston Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: Lincoln Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur

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This free event showcases an impressive variety of wellness practitioners offering complimentary sample treatments, short classes, demos, presentations, and healthy treats. Mark your calendars...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Pierce House
17 Weston Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: Lincoln Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur

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Get a personal teaching for Brother Granite's new Visionary Shamanism Tarot. This class includes the new Visionary Shamanism Tarot deck as well a 90 minute one on one class with Brother Granite...

Cost: $80

Where:
407 Deans Plaza
407 Rte 44
The Enchanted Forest Taunton
Raynham, MA  02767
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Sponsor: Brother Granite
Telephone: 774-208-6195
Contact Name: Granite
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