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

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

 

Organic certification and organic labeling are important tools for consumers and farmers/producers alike. Unlike so many other words that marketers sprinkle around on labels to try and influence...

Read article »

18 Reasons To Buy Certified Organic Food

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

The term “Organic” on a food or beverage label is more important to look for than most of the other feel-good marketing terms you may see -- such as natural, sustainable, or eco-friendly -- as...

Read article »

How Fast is Certified Organic Farmland Expanding in the USA?

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

I recently read a news article claiming that, as of June 2016, a record 4.1 million acres of farmland in the USA was organic, up 11% over 2014; and that the number of certified organic farms rose...

Read article »

The History of How Organic Farming was Reclaimed

Posted by Jean Nick on January 04, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

In The History of How Organic Farming was Lost, I discussed some of the forces and (questionable) advances in agriculture made during the last couple of centuries that led mainstream farmers and...

Read article »

The History of How Organic Farming was Lost

Posted by Jean Nick on December 30, 2016 under Organic News & Sustainability

To understand why organic agriculture is so critically important today, it helps to look back at the history of organic farming and how “conventional” agriculture got to be so non-organic. Ever...

Read article »