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April 16, 2015

If you would like to see GMO foods labeled, now is a critical time to contact your elected officials. Right now, Congress is debating a proposed law that would block mandatory GMO labeling at the national and state levels. Titled The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, this bill establishes new barriers to a national mandatory labeling system, and undermines the public will by nullifying GMO labeling laws already on the books in Vermont, Connecticut and Maine. It would also prevent states from passing... Read more

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April 16, 2015

We usually don’t think about seed when we sit down to eat our cereal in the morning or tuck the kids into their cotton sheets at night, but it all starts with seed. And the seed we sow affects the quality, nutrition, cost and environmental impact of all the food we eat and every fiber we wear.

During the last several decades of industrial agriculture, seed has been developed to be suited for intensive chemical agriculture. While this has sometimes resulted in higher yields, it has come with very real costs to our environment. Unintended consequences include air and water pollution,... Read more

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April 3, 2015

By Ashley Hopkins

If you plan on having family in town this weekend for Easter Sunday, be sure to carve out some time for your guests to explore one of the local area’s gorgeous nature trails! North Florida has a diverse and unique landscape that you can see no where else. One of those extra special spots is the Leon Sinks Geological Area, located just south of town on Crawfordville Highway. The trails at the Sinks... Read more

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March 31, 2015

By Jeff Hugo

It seems like spring was holding back this year. But as I write this in mid-March, the floodgates of spring have burst their bonds. The trip down park drive early on this March morning was punctuated by the dazzling white blooms of Walter’s viburnum and plum trees. The deep pink of redbuds and golden yellow of Carolina jessamine heralded spring’s arrival. And barring a late season freeze, the floral display within the park will phase through many peaks over the next several weeks. It is as if a great party is being planned and the floral display is welcoming all to... Read more

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March 31, 2015

Paul Rutkovsky

The cities of Margate, Miami Beach, and Ft. Lauderdale, Flkorida have passed resolutions to support the GMO (genetically modified organisms) labeling bills now in the Florida legislature. This year Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda (D-Tallahassee) reintroduced House Bill 351, and Senator Jeremy Ring (D-Margate) introduced Senate Bill 415. Also, any product containing recombinant bovine... Read more

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March 31, 2015

By Ashley Hopkins

 

In the 10 years I’ve lived in Tallahassee, I’ve noticed some huge... Read more

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March 26, 2015

By Ashley Hopkins

 

Ahhh. Spring is in the air! Azaleas are in full bloom, birds are... Read more

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March 24, 2015

By Wendy Morgan, Board Director

As a committed Board member of New Leaf Market Co-op, I've made hundreds of phone calls (literally) to our member-owners to discuss the Owner Loan Program, which will help raise money for a second store in the northern part of Leon County. It is no small task raising $700,000 from our member-owners, about 15 percent of the total money needed to open... Read more

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March 23, 2015

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner! Who doesn’t want to look good in their bathing suit on the beach? Being fit and healthy is the key to a long and happy life. It is important to supply your body with natural supplements and quality foods.

Let’s face it, everyone has been working hard this year to lose weight, gain muscle, or just be healthier in general. It’s not as easy as you may think. New Leaf Market Co-op can help guide you when it comes to choosing the right foods and supplements for your diet.

Some Helpful Tips

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March 16, 2015

By Ashley Hopkins

 

When I am heading out for a hiking adventure or day at the beach,... Read more

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