http://blog.naturespath.com/author/jean-nick

Nature's Path Blog

Jean Nick

Jean Nick is a lifelong organic gardener, sustainable farmer, scientist, author, and environmentalist. She has been writing about organic gardening and healthy lifestyles for the better part of three decades from her organic farm in rural Bucks County, PA.

Recent Posts

Climate Change is Here, And It's Becoming Harder to Farm Successfully

Posted by Jean Nick on August 22, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

Your average farmer may not want to hear about climate change (do any of us, really?) or global warming, but their livelihood puts farmers smack in the cross hairs of the weather, and many of them...

Read article »

How Small Farms are Feeding the World

Posted by Jean Nick on August 09, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

In the April 2017 issue of The Lancet: Planetary Health, researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia report that small (defined here as...

Read article »

Why Wild Birds Need You to Buy Organic Food

Posted by Jean Nick on July 13, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

The North American Bird Conservation Initiative’s 2016 report concludes that over a third (37%) of the 1,154 wild bird species native to Canada, the continental United States, and Mexico, are in...

Read article »

Imbalanced Carbon Cycles: How Organic Can Help

Posted by Jean Nick on July 11, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

One of the biggest (if not the biggest) challenges facing humanity today is the increasing instability of the global climate. Much of this instability is due to increasing levels of carbon dioxide...

Read article »

Spring 2017: Organic and GMO News from around the Globe

Posted by Jean Nick on June 22, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

The last year has been an active one for organic and GMO legislation around the globe. Here are some of the top stories I've been watching:

Read article »

But Can Organic Farming Feed the World?

Posted by Jean Nick on May 26, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

Producing and eating organic food are both becoming more common (yeah!), but detractors like to pooh-pooh organic farming (and as organic spreads, the detractors are getting louder). Sure, they...

Read article »

European Study: How does Organic Food Impact Human Health?

Posted by Jean Nick on May 05, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

In December 2016 the European Parliamentary Research Service released Human health implications of organic food and organic agriculture. This document is a review of previously published...

Read article »

Seeking Sustainability: Why We Need Climate Neutrality

Posted by Jean Nick on April 25, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a colorless, odorless gas that animals produce and plants need. There are lots of natural sources of carbon dioxide, including respiration and the breakdown of organic...

Read article »

5 Basic Steps to Organic Certification

Posted by Jean Nick on March 27, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

 

Read article »

18 Reasons To Buy Certified Organic Food

Posted by Jean Nick on March 21, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

 

Read article »
button-v3.png

NH-blog-search-header.png
SidebarHeads-RecentPosts.png