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Does your blood type affect your diet?updated: Fri Oct 07 2011 12:22:00

Hi, Dr. Melina. I was wanting your opinion on eating for your blood type. I am reading a book about it and wanted to know your thoughts.

CNNMoney: Teatulia: A tea company helps lift a village out of povertyupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 13:07:00

For some businesses, giving back means making a tax-deductible donation to a local little league team. But for Teatulia, an organic tea company, giving back means creating a better life for a community halfway around the globe.

Should I avoid the 'Dirty Dozen'?updated: Fri Jun 17 2011 07:23:00

What are your thoughts on the latest release of the 'dirty dozen' fruits and vegetables list, released this week by the Environmental Working Group?

Roberta's urban gardenupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 09:02:00

In 2008, Roberta's gourmet restaurant opened in Brooklyn, offering local food, grown amid the desolate warehouse blocks.

Is organic food worth the cost?updated: Thu Apr 14 2011 09:02:00

The phrase "organic farming" was coined in 1940 by Lord Northbourne, a British author and Olympic athlete who helped launch the organic movement.

December on icon: Photographyupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 04:39:00

icon this month explores photography and meets some of the most iconic photographers of the last few decades.

Egg farming: Industrial vs. organicupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 09:09:00

In the wake of an outbreak that has left an estimated 1,300 people sick with salmonella infections, and the recall of more than half a billion eggs, a debate is brewing over whether modern farming methods pose a health risk.

Pet toys going greenupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 08:40:00

When Jean Chae's mother was diagnosed with liver cancer seven years ago, the entire family took a new lease on life.

WWOOF your way around the world!updated: Wed Jun 16 2010 11:00:00

What is WWOOFing? Well, for short, it is your ticket to an incredible farming experience in one of over 50 countries in the world. Think of any country and they are likely to have WWOOF hosts there, ready to take you in with open arms.

India's farmers profit from organic boomupdated: Wed May 05 2010 09:19:00

The northwest state of Punjab is popularly known as the breadbasket of India.

Indian farmers go back to basicsupdated: Wed May 05 2010 09:19:00

Farmers in India are ditching chemicals and returning to traditional farming methods. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.

Icy asteroid may shed light on where Earth's water came fromupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 04:49:00

An icy asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Saturn is adding credence to theories that Earth's water was delivered from space, according to a report published in the new issue of the science journal Nature.

Fear of science will kill usupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 10:47:00

American denialism threatens many areas of scientific progress, including the widespread fear of vaccines and the useless trust placed in the vast majority of dietary supplements quickly come to mind.

Denial of science 'spells disaster'updated: Tue Apr 13 2010 10:47:00

Author Michael Specter says the public's growing fear of science and reason spells disaster for human progress.

Nairobi's slum farmsupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 13:11:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports how some Nairobi city dwellers are finding simple solutions for staying healthy.

School lunch gets an upgradeupdated: Mon Mar 29 2010 11:34:00

Advocates for improved school nutrition hope the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, a bill cleared for a final vote by the Senate this past Wednesday, might pave the way for lunch programs across the country to replicate the success of a deliciously successful pilot project in Berkeley, California.

CNNMoney: For L3C companies, profit isn't the pointupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 10:49:00

When organic dairy farmer Vaughn Chase received a letter informing him that processor H. P. Hood would no longer be taking his milk, he feared he'd be forced out of business.

Getting healthy is about more than diet, exerciseupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 12:52:00

As 2010 kicks off, CNNHealth Diet & Fitness expert Dr. Melina Jampolis urges you to think beyond calories and working out and focus on bigger changes that could help you live a healthier life.

How to buy the best organic foodsupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 07:15:00

Americans spent close to $28 billion in 2008 on organic edibles, up from $1 billion in 1990, according to The Organic Trade Association. And organic foods remain an area of growth even with the rising cost of grocery items and tougher economic times. Kelly Preston Films PSA to Promote Healthy Food for Kidsupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 11:33:00

The actress, who is grieving the loss of her son, urges support of the Child Nutrition Act

City aims for zero wasteupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 10:39:00

CNN photojournalist William Walker takes us the city that many hope will one day have zero waste.

Downtown Atlanta recycles self into a Zero Waste Zoneupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 10:39:00

Last year, downtown Atlanta lost a convention to another Southern city because the visiting group perceived the other city as "greener" than Atlanta. The loss propelled Holly Elmore into action.

8 ways to protect your health -- and the planetupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 09:41:00

Doing the environmentally correct thing can be a challenge. After all, there aren't many of us who actually have the time or enterprise to compost or the spare cash to replace the washer, dryer, or other appliances with the latest energy-efficient models.

Educating junior foodies in San Franciscoupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 12:14:00

Have your kids ever seen a cranberry bean?

Can the West cultivate ideas from Cuba's 'Special Period'?updated: Tue Mar 31 2009 23:21:00

Since the revolution in 1959 Cuba has been many things to many people, but the collapse of the Soviet Union meant few have seen the island state as a vision of the future.

Producing power from leftoversupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 23:21:00

A state-of-the-art plant in Singapore produces energy from food scraps. CNN's Andrew Stevens has more.

FSB: Organic growth: How Amy's Kitchen got startedupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 09:40:00

Like many busy couples, Andy and Rachel Berliner turned to frozen dinners when home cooking wasn't on the agenda. One night in 1987 they came up with a better idea. The result: organic powerhouse Amy's Kitchen.

Study: Organic food not more nutritionalupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 10:52:00

If you've ever found yourself in your local supermarket agonizing about whether the organic apples will be a more nutritional and greener choice than the cheaper non-organic ones, you're probably not alone. Elizabeth Hurley to Launch Organic Food Lineupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 15:57:00

"I'm obsessed that women find alternatives to eat which are low in fat," she says

CNNMoney: Raw deal: Buying greenupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 11:54:00

Would you pay over $5 for all-natural cleaner made with eucalyptus essence? How about a 20% premium for paper towels made from 100% unbleached recycled paper? Shoppers are often asked to pay more for environmentally friendly goods, but they might want to think twice before shelling out.

Body of Knowledge: Organicupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 17:12:00

CNN's Gerri Willis takes a look at how to go about choosing organic foods. Sarkozy Suffers Legislative Blowupdated: Wed May 14 2008 13:05:00

The French President loses a vote on genetically modified crops, revealing divisions within the French right

Do you know how to read 'green'?updated: Thu May 08 2008 13:02:00

These days, you can't read a product label or menu without coming across the latest eco-friendly buzzword. Find out which ones impart real information and which should be lost in translation.

CNNMoney: The high price of going 'organic'updated: Wed Apr 23 2008 14:39:00

While many companies are now rushing to "go green," recent surveys show American consumers are getting turned off by the organic hype for three reasons: price, skepticism and confusion.

FSB: How to get your product on Whole Foods' shelvesupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 13:16:00

Dear FSB: I have developed a natural food line. Where should I send samples?

Fortune: Health foods' hidden powerbrokerupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 09:19:00

In 1994, Walter Robb, then a regional president at a fast growing natural foods chain called Whole Foods, chose a new primary distributor to handle the bulk of the deliveries to his stores in Northern California.

FSB: Coca-Cola takes stake in Honest Teaupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 15:33:00

The Coca-Cola Company said Tuesday it will buy a 40% stake in Honest Tea, a 10-year-old organic bottled tea upstart that grew its sales 70% last year.

Fortune: Stonyfield stirs up the yogurt marketupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 13:46:00

Twenty-five years ago, on a visit to Disney's Epcot Center with his mother, a young environmental activist named Gary Hirshberg came across an exhibit on farming sponsored by Kraft. He was appalled by the display of chemical fertilizers and pesticides - "chemistry gone mad," he calls it - and vowed to find a way to produce food more sustainably.

California's North Coast: Savor Tomales Bayupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 08:40:00

We've been hiking for hours along the Inverness Ridge Trail, above the shining blue ribbon of Tomales Bay, and we're ravenous. Maybe it's all the gazing at the water that leads my boyfriend, Peter, and me to look at each other and mouth the same word: "oysters."

True or False: GM foodupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 22:37:00

True or False: Organic food is free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

Fortune: An organic milk war turns sourupdated: Wed Oct 03 2007 11:00:00

Mark Retzloff, a pioneer of the $16.7 billion organic food industry and president of Aurora Organic Dairy, lobbied for years for strict government regulation of organics. He got what he wanted - and then some.

5 healthy food trends worth followingupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 10:25:00

If you want to know where American food traditions are headed, look back. Many of today's most healthful eating trends bear a strong resemblance to yesterday's: Nearby farms offering nutritious, peak-of-season produce; slow-cooked dinners that foster leisurely family meals; an emphasis on meatless dishes and minimally processed foods.

Fortune: The soy milk man's second actupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 21:07:00

The entrepreneur who brought soy to the masses is back -- and this time he's selling bacteria.

Fortune: An organic milk ripoffupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 23:45:00

Some consumers pay $5 or $6 a gallon for organic milk, up to twice as much as the conventional kind. They're not always getting their money's worth. Fighting to Keep Organic Foods Pureupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 18:00:00

Squishy federal guidelines on what makes a farm "organic" have advocates like Mark Kastel demanding stricter standards -- and forcing big producers to comply

Whole Foods clears Wild Oats hurdleupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 08:34:00

A federal appeals court on Thursday cleared the way for Whole Foods Market Inc. to buy rival organic grocer Wild Oats Markets Inc.

CNNMoney: Health Minute: Organic foodupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 06:56:00

Health Minute: Organic food

CNNMoney: SEC opens case on Whole Food's CEO: reportupdated: Fri Jul 13 2007 06:39:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission opened an informal inquiry into online posts made under a pseudonym by Whole Food's CEO John Mackey, a newspaper reported Friday.

CNNMoney: U.S. firm touts 'China-Free' labelupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 04:03:00

It's bound to go down the wrong way in Beijing: A U.S. health food company will label its products "China-Free" to ease concerns about contamination.

Money Magazine: Whole Foods: The Whole Truthupdated: Sun Jul 01 2007 00:00:00

Whole Foods, the nation's popular and fast-growing chain of "healthy" supermarkets, makes you feel good about groceries the moment you enter. Its mountains of lustrous produce, farmer's-market ambience and declared mission to provide you with the freshest natural and organic products make it seem as though you're doing a good deed for yourself and the environment. But not everything at Whole Foods is all that wholesome. And buying there could cost you a lot more than at other supermarkets—which is why some dub the store "Whole Paycheck." When you shop there, keep these pointers in mind.

CNNMoney: The organic milk price warupdated: Mon Jun 25 2007 00:29:00

People looking for another reason to buy organic milk besides the health and environmental benefits may get one they never anticipated - price.

CNNMoney: Whole Foods: Merger to avoid price warupdated: Tue Jun 19 2007 05:24:00

The chief executive of Whole Foods Market told his board of directors the $565 million acquisition of rival Wild Oats Markets would avoid "nasty price wars" in several markets, according to a federal court filing unsealed Tuesday.

From arms to farms: life after Formula 1updated: Fri Jun 15 2007 07:06:00

To be a driver in Formula 1 takes guts and determination. But, when the drive is over, are these skills that can be transferred to business?

Organic farming: The secrets of the soilupdated: Fri Jun 08 2007 06:05:00

Suddenly it seems organic is everywhere.

Organic vs. conventional: What do experts say?updated: Fri Apr 13 2007 18:20:00

The organic market is growing at a steady pace of nearly 20 percent annually, and that translates into organic alternatives in nearly every grocery aisle -- from snack foods to frozen meals to baked goods. "Everyone wants to be healthy and these foods convey an aura of health," says Marion Nestle, Ph.D., professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University and author of "What to Eat." Here, experts compare some of the benefits and drawbacks of going organic.

CNNMoney: Save the planet - just not on my dimeupdated: Thu Apr 12 2007 13:41:00

Everyone wants to be green. But when it comes to ponying up the cash, parting with the green can be a bit more difficult.

CNNMoney: Small biz: A new wholesome brew goes for itupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 13:53:00

When Jon Cadoux started brewing beer at home during college it was more of a hobby than a professional pursuit, but when it became his obsession he knew that it would have to be a career.

FSB: Whole Foods goes smallupdated: Wed Mar 14 2007 17:55:00

The king of organic retailing sets out to find - and nourish - small farmers, bakers and other artisans.

FSB: Whole Foods Goes Smallupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 00:01:00

DAVE COLSON, A SPARE MAN WITH A WELL-TRIMMED folksinger's beard and a dusty seed-catalog cap, doesn't seem like a talkative sort. But Colson, 50, and wife Chris, 55, are full of questions today. Fo...

Worms + garbage = green successupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 16:07:00

Add heaps of red worms to mountains of raw, rotting garbage. Then collect the worms' feces, brew it into a liquid, and squeeze it into a used soda bottle.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart accused of 'organic fraud'updated: Wed Jan 17 2007 14:17:00

A policy research group is accusing Wal-Mart of "organic fraud," the latest controversy to arise as the world's largest retailer pushes into the organic food industry.

CNNMoney: Sam's Club 'WOW' gifts: diamonds and jetsupdated: Tue Oct 24 2006 08:16:00

Facing stiff competition from rival Costco, warehouse club operator Sam's Club is hoping to bring in new customers beyond its main small business clientele by selling more "affordable luxuries" like pricey diamond baubles and a $2.7 million jet.

The battle for the soul of the organic movementupdated: Mon Oct 09 2006 04:10:00

When Lawrence Woodward started out in organic farming he was a self-described "naive, drop-out", with a simple interest in how people eat. He did a farming course and learned to drive a tractor. He learned the hard way how to turn a conventional farm "organic."

Organic food, green products go mainstreamupdated: Tue Oct 03 2006 17:20:00

At first glance, Sevananda wouldn't seem like one of the pioneers of a multibillion-dollar industry that is transforming the way Americans eat and shop.

Your e-mails: Voting with our walletsupdated: Tue Oct 03 2006 12:29:00 asked users for their thoughts on the rise of organic foods, recycled products and eco-friendly ingredients. Here is a sampling of the responses, some of which have been edited:

Fortune: The green machineupdated: Mon Jul 31 2006 14:00:00

"Doesn't it feel good to have this kind of commitment made by the company that you are part of? Don't you feel proud?"

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart's next conquest: Organicsupdated: Mon May 01 2006 08:59:00

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, is pushing into organics with a vengeance.

CNN Future Summit forumupdated: Fri Apr 28 2006 05:41:00

"Would you or do you eat G.M. food?"

FSB: Greener Teaupdated: Sat Apr 01 2006 00:01:00

At the R&D facility of Honest Tea, brewmeister Michael Petrone passes around samples of a new organic tea. Petrone, just 24, joined the company as an intern last year and rose quickly to a full-tim...

Business 2.0: Sexing Up a Piece of Meatupdated: Sat Apr 01 2006 00:01:00

The tiny town of Bolinas, Calif., has always enjoyed a renown far out of proportion to its population. An hour's drive north of San Francisco along a cinematic coastal highway, the 1,400-person ham...

Fortune: Are you America's next top farmer?updated: Wed Mar 22 2006 00:26:00

Yale University's Sage Hall is a long way from Alburgh, Vermont, a tiny agricultural hamlet that sits on a peninsula jutting southward from Canada into frigid Lake Champlain.

Business 2.0: Healthy competitionupdated: Fri Jan 20 2006 10:29:00

Trader Joe's pioneered the concept. Whole Foods took it upscale. Now Supervalu, the $20 billion discount grocery giant, is moving into the lucrative natural- and organic-foods niche, which is expec...

CNNMoney: Organic food: When it isn't worth itupdated: Mon Jan 09 2006 05:49:00

If you've ever wanted to buy more organic food but didn't want to take out a second mortgage to do so, a new report by Consumer Reports can help stretch your health-conscious dollar further.

CNNMoney: Whole Foods: High fiber, higher returnsupdated: Fri Nov 04 2005 09:10:00

Organic spelt flatbread at Whole Foods isn't cheap, and at about $150 a share, the natural food grocer's stock isn't either.

Eco-travel talk: have your sayupdated: Fri Sep 16 2005 08:56:00

Travel always provides a lot of experiences, but it can also produce a lot of carbon emissions as well.

Probe shows fragile, empty cometupdated: Thu Sep 08 2005 10:10:00

Comet Tempel 1, the target of NASA's Deep Impact probe, turns out to be quite fragile, with no more substance than a snowbank, scientists said on Tuesday.

FSB: Why Pork-Free Farms Workupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 00:01:00

What is life like on a farm that doesn't benefit from federal subsidies? A lot more entrepreneurial, it seems. An increasing number of independent-minded farmers have kicked the subsidized-crop hab...

Fortune: Here comes the crashupdated: Mon Nov 15 2004 00:01:00

Talk to Jeremy Grantham about the stock market, and you get the impression the sky is about to fall. For years the chairman and chief strategist of money-management firm Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo ...

Fortune: No Preservatives No Unions Lots of Dough A Teva-wearing ex-hippie Texas libertarian has a recipe that's updated: Mon Sep 15 2003 00:01:00

The Whole Foods Market in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood is a Friday-night scene. Singles flirt over a table of organic tomatoes on the vine, balls of fresh mozzarella, and fragrant bunches of b...

Money Magazine: Funds: Elite management for small fryupdated: Tue Sep 02 2003 11:41:00

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo is one of the best-performing fund families in the country. With some of the world's ritziest clients, including the Yale and Princeton endowment funds, it has status to burn.

Money Magazine: GMO'S Good Values Elite fund shop Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo is adding a little mass appeal to its vaunted money-management operupdated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo is one of the best-performing fund families in the country. With some of the world's ritziest clients, including the Yale and Princeton endowment funds, it has status to ...


It's 2040, and America's corporate titans have convened for a conference boondoggle to compare net worth and catch up on the latest gossip. A mellow Bill Gates presides over it all with the kindly ...

Money Magazine: A Natural Phenomenon Organic foods is a flourishing industry--for consumers and investors alike.updated: Fri Nov 01 2002 00:01:00

If you think organic foods are just for bourgeois bohemians--Birkenstock-wearing, tofu-eating baby boomers--well, think again. The organic foods industry has mushroomed over the past decade into an...

Fortune: John Fagan updated: Mon Nov 27 2000 00:01:00

Molecular biologist John Fagan, 52, is the co-founder and chairman of testing and certification service Genetic ID, which helps the agrifood industry pass regulatory and consumer hurdles. Fagan mad...

Fortune: The Voice of Reason in The Global Food Fight Rockefeller Foundation chief Gordon Conway has emerged as tupdated: Mon Feb 21 2000 00:01:00

Last June, Gordon Conway, a scholarly British ecologist, walked into the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., for a momentous meeting with Monsanto's board. The company had invited him for a private ...


You've seen the ads: "I get enough bull at work. I don't need to smoke it," says one. "Fire up a real one," urges another.

Money Magazine: DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE HEALTH HYPE ON A FOOD LABELupdated: Fri Nov 01 1996 00:01:00

Remember when "sugar" was a grrreat word to have on a food label? Not anymore. These days, labels entice you with the promise of diet-conscious, healthy eating. Don't always believe what you read t...

Money Magazine: How you should read the new labelsupdated: Tue Dec 01 1992 00:01:00

''When consumers walk down the aisles of their supermarkets these days,'' says Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, ''they encounter scores ...

Money Magazine: MONEY's 1993 Store of the Year Riding the crest of eco-consciousness, Fresh Fields serves up ''good for you'' foods and productsupdated: Tue Dec 01 1992 00:01:00

Steer your cart down the immaculate aisles of Fresh Fields' new 30,000-square- foot market in Alexandria, Va. for the first time and, while everything looks familiar, you sense the landscape is sub...

Money Magazine: It's Not Easy Being Green One environmentally conscious family pays the price of living Earth Day every day.updated: Sun Apr 01 1990 00:01:00

''I'm not a nuts-and-berries kind of guy,'' observes John Baldwin, sounding more like a consummate consumer than a rabid environmentalist as he devours a vanilla ice cream cone at the local McDonal...

Fortune: WHAT'S THE BEEF?updated: Mon Jan 30 1989 00:01:00

Estrogen watchers, take note: Three ounces of steak from a cow implanted with growth hormones contains 1.9 nanograms of estrogen. If that sounds like a lot, it's not. Three ounces of soybean oil ha...

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