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The magazine of Free Market environmentalism

Volume 20, No.2, Summer 2002

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Banking on Organics

When executive David C. Cole left high-flying AOL, he was a millionaire many times over. He bought a family farm in Virginia and settled in, but with no intention of retiring as a country gentleman. Instead, he saw an opportunity to propel the organic foods market into the mainstream, and eventually add to his fortune.Continue reading "Banking on Organics"

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Golfing Gone Wild

Golf courses, once considered wicked over-watered stews of pesticides, fertilizers, and alien plant life, have gained new luster with the environmental community. As homes and businesses continue to spread across the landscape, golf courses are often providing the open spaces that communities crave. Increasingly, these open spaces are offering up wildflowers, native plants, bluebirds, turtles,Continue reading "Banking on Organics"

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