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Foraging for Wild Teas: 9 Plants to Pick and Brew

Foraging for Wild Teas: 9 Plants to Pick and Brew

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted June 27th, 2017

If all your tea is oolong, you’re missing out on some amazing wild flavors from foraged teas.

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Is Your Fish Dinner on Prozac?

Is Your Fish Dinner on Prozac?

By Stephanie Wood, Posted June 23rd, 2017

Drugs in our drinking water are causing abnormalities in fish and concern in the scientific community. What does this mean for us?

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Edible Flowers: 10 Amazing Flowers You Can Eat

Edible Flowers: 10 Amazing Flowers You Can Eat

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted June 12th, 2017

In addition to smelling wonderful and looking gorgeous, a surprisingly large number of flowers are also edible.

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Cutting the Climate Impact of Beef

Cutting the Climate Impact of Beef

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted May 31st, 2017

Scientists looking for ways to lessen the impact of the 1.4 billion cows raised for meat and milk are making some interesting discoveries.

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The Regenerative Farming Revolution: Eartheasy Speaks With Producer Lisa Heenan

The Regenerative Farming Revolution: Eartheasy Speaks With Producer Lisa Heenan

By Nicole Faires, Posted May 25th, 2017

TIME Magazine called him ‘the world’s most innovative farmer.’ Now Joel Salatin is showing the world how to tackle climate change.

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EPA Rolls Back Plans to Ban Harmful Pesticide

EPA Rolls Back Plans to Ban Harmful Pesticide

By Stephanie Wood, Posted May 23rd, 2017

Despite compelling evidence indicating harm to children, the Environmental Protection Agency has postponed plans to ban chlorpyrifos.

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Food Deserts: How Important is Your Neighborhood Grocery Store?

Food Deserts: How Important is Your Neighborhood Grocery Store?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted April 19th, 2017

The food available in your neighborhood could affect your health in unexpected ways.

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How Urban Farming is Healing Lives in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

How Urban Farming is Healing Lives in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

By Stephanie Wood, Posted April 4th, 2017

Living soil and steady, honest work brings hope to Canada’s poorest postal code.

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Should You Buy a Farm Share? 10 Reasons to Join Your Local CSA

Should You Buy a Farm Share? 10 Reasons to Join Your Local CSA

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted March 31st, 2017

‘Community supported agriculture’ is a great way to connect with your food, save money, and support local farms.

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How is Climate Change Threatening Your Health?

How is Climate Change Threatening Your Health?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted March 23rd, 2017

Climate change affects far more than sea levels and wildlife. Research shows it can have a major impact on human health.

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Let Them Eat Dirt: Eartheasy Speaks with B. Brett Finlay

Let Them Eat Dirt: Eartheasy Speaks with B. Brett Finlay

By T.J. Blackman, Posted March 16th, 2017

In our quest to rid the world of infectious diseases, have we become too clean?

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Are You Too Connected?

Are You Too Connected?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted March 10th, 2017

Being able to reach each other anytime, anywhere, has some serious downsides.

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Are Non-toxic Art Supplies Important for Your Health?

Are Non-toxic Art Supplies Important for Your Health?

By Nicole Faires, Posted March 2nd, 2017

It’s no surprise that what’s healthy for you is also healthy for the earth.

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5 Amazing Herbal Teas to Help You Beat the Flu

5 Amazing Herbal Teas to Help You Beat the Flu

By Nicole Faires, Posted February 2nd, 2017

Give your immune system a boost with these healthful ingredients from nature’s pharmacy.

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How to Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling

How to Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling

By Eartheasy, Posted January 20th, 2017

Bed bugs are on the increase. What can you do to limit your encounters and avoid bringing them home with you?

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Save Time and Energy Pressure Cooking

Save Time and Energy Pressure Cooking

By Shannon Cowan, Posted November 1st, 2016

The best-kept secret of time-challenged kitchen gourmets is within your reach.

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Supercharge Your Meals With Dehydrated Greens

Supercharge Your Meals With Dehydrated Greens

By Shannon Cowan, Posted October 28th, 2016

You can preserve the healthful benefits of garden greens as winter’s chill approaches…

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7 Ways to Reduce Toxins in Your Kitchen

7 Ways to Reduce Toxins in Your Kitchen

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted October 26th, 2016

Are harmful chemicals lurking in or near your food? Follow these simple steps to minimize exposure and get them out.

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Getting PCBs Out of Our Schools

Getting PCBs Out of Our Schools

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted October 20th, 2016

As many as 14 million American students are at risk from PCB exposure in schools. Is your child one of them?

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Veganism, Sustainability, and Punk Rock: Eartheasy Speaks with Joshua Ploeg

Veganism, Sustainability, and Punk Rock: Eartheasy Speaks with Joshua Ploeg

By T.J. Blackman, Posted October 18th, 2016

Author, singer, and traveling chef riffs on cookbooks, creative combos and the diet of the future.

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Is Food Packaging Safe?

Is Food Packaging Safe?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted September 27th, 2016

Healthy food choices can involve more than the food itself. Is food packaging adding unwanted chemicals to our diet?

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How to Pack a No-Waste School Lunch

How to Pack a No-Waste School Lunch

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted September 8th, 2016

The average American student throws 67 pounds of lunch waste in the trash each year.

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When Hens Go Broody

When Hens Go Broody

By Shannon Cowan, Posted August 2nd, 2016

How to Care for Your Naturally Expanding Flock

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What to Do With All Those Tomatoes!

What to Do With All Those Tomatoes!

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 21st, 2016

We can only eat so many fresh summer tomatoes, but can’t bear to waste the surplus. What to do?

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Is Artificial Turf Safe for Athletes?

Is Artificial Turf Safe for Athletes?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 5th, 2016

Artificial turf has a lot of advantages — but do the benefits outweigh the health risks?

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Grow Your Own Medicine

Grow Your Own Medicine

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted June 28th, 2016

Interested in experimenting with some herbal remedies? Here are twelve you might want to get to know.

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Elimination Communication – Does Your Baby Need Diapers?

Elimination Communication – Does Your Baby Need Diapers?

By Shannon Cowan, Posted June 21st, 2016

Much of the world’s population avoids diapering using a system of cues and observation.

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Do Your Backyard Chickens Need a Rooster?

Do Your Backyard Chickens Need a Rooster?

By Shannon Cowan, Posted June 14th, 2016

The pros and cons of adding this feathered friend to your flock…

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The Health Benefits of Getting Dirty

The Health Benefits of Getting Dirty

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted May 31st, 2016

Some of the most powerful health benefits of gardening may come from our contact with the soil itself.

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Four Condiments to Grow and Prepare at Home

Four Condiments to Grow and Prepare at Home

By Shannon Cowan, Posted May 30th, 2016

Add a new dimension to your home-cooked meals by growing your own condiments.

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Housing Your Backyard Chickens

Housing Your Backyard Chickens

By Shannon Cowan, Posted May 24th, 2016

The key to a happy, healthy chicken flock is a secure home.

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Grow Your Own Herbal Teas!

Grow Your Own Herbal Teas!

By Shannon Cowan, Posted May 17th, 2016

Ten easy-to-grow herbs for your herbal tea garden…

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Ten Culinary Herbs to Grow and Dry This Summer

Ten Culinary Herbs to Grow and Dry This Summer

By Shannon Cowan, Posted April 28th, 2016

Want to save money and increase the quality of your meals? Start with herbs…

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Organic Meat and Milk Contain More Omega-3s

Organic Meat and Milk Contain More Omega-3s

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted March 29th, 2016

Researchers found that organic milk and meat contained over 50% more omega-3s than their conventional counterparts.

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Raising a Backyard Chicken Flock from Starter Chicks

Raising a Backyard Chicken Flock from Starter Chicks

By Shannon Cowan, Posted March 24th, 2016

Chickens are among the easiest farm animals to raise.

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Can Vegan Cheese Help Shrink Your Foodprint?

Can Vegan Cheese Help Shrink Your Foodprint?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted February 23rd, 2016

Recent innovations in non-dairy cheese may help trim the emissions of your cheese habit.

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In Defense of Wheat

In Defense of Wheat

By Robin Jacobs, Posted February 18th, 2016

Is gluten the enemy, or has wheat flour long been mishandled and misunderstood? Stephen Jones is trying to bring back “real” bread, grain by grain.

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Zika Virus ‘Spreading Explosively,’ What You Need to Know

Zika Virus ‘Spreading Explosively,’ What You Need to Know

By Eartheasy.com, Posted February 4th, 2016

What does the Zika outbreak mean for people in the United States?

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Should We Be Eating Insects?

Should We Be Eating Insects?

By Shannon Cowan, Posted January 28th, 2016

More than 80% of the world’s population currently consumes over 1,000 species of insects as part of their regular diet.

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The World Needs More Vegetarians. Is Fake Meat the Answer?

The World Needs More Vegetarians. Is Fake Meat the Answer?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted October 13th, 2015

A new crop of vegetable-based meat replacements is helping people eat less meat.

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How to Make Dried Apple Rings

How to Make Dried Apple Rings

By Eartheasy.com, Posted September 29th, 2015

Apple rings are easy to make, and store for months without refrigeration.

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Microbeads – The Smallest Ingredient in our Plastic Soup

Microbeads – The Smallest Ingredient in our Plastic Soup

By T.J. Blackman, Posted May 14th, 2015

19 tons of microbeads are being washed down the drain in New York alone each year.

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Allergens in Natural Beauty Products

Allergens in Natural Beauty Products

By T.J. Blackman, Posted March 26th, 2015

Does natural mean 100% safe?

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Stop Killing the Microbes that Keep Us Healthy: 5 Strategies

Stop Killing the Microbes that Keep Us Healthy: 5 Strategies

By Eartheasy, Posted March 24th, 2015

In the all-out war on germs, we’ve confused our allies with our enemies.

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Expecting? 5 Science-based Reasons to Plan for a Natural Childbirth

Expecting? 5 Science-based Reasons to Plan for a Natural Childbirth

By Robin Jacobs, Posted March 17th, 2015

Getting ready for “the big day” means making clear choices, and expecting the unexpected.

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Systemic Pesticides and Food Health

Systemic Pesticides and Food Health

By Eartheasy, Posted February 3rd, 2015

From the inside out: systemic pesticides are already in our kitchens, changing the food chain and our fragile ecosystem.

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Natural Remedies for Winter Depression (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Natural Remedies for Winter Depression (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

By Eartheasy, Posted January 22nd, 2015

Losing your way through the storms of winter? Try turning your face to the sky, and re-tuning your body to the earth’s cycles.

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11 Common Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

11 Common Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

By Robin Jacobs, Posted December 4th, 2014

Beyond the standard prenatal food prohibitions, some modern food toxins deserve our concern. Stay informed, trust your instincts, and relax.

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Can Dementia be Prevented by Diet and Lifestyle?

Can Dementia be Prevented by Diet and Lifestyle?

By Robin Jacobs, Posted November 11th, 2014

Protecting ourselves against dementia may mean doing what comes naturally: an active life with whole foods, time in nature, and community engagement.

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5 Tips to Guarantee Canning Success

5 Tips to Guarantee Canning Success

By Eartheasy.com, Posted August 21st, 2014

In addition to food security and freedom from unwanted additives, home canning gives us the old-fashioned satisfaction of transforming the harvest into next season’s feast.

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6 Beginner Recipes for Solar Ovens

6 Beginner Recipes for Solar Ovens

By Robin Jacobs, Posted June 20th, 2014

When you’re first starting out with your solar oven, focus on recipes that do well with slow cooking.

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How to Choose Earth-Friendly Edible Oils

How to Choose Earth-Friendly Edible Oils

By Sheila Harrington, Posted June 18th, 2014

Discovering options that are better for the health of ourselves and the planet.

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How to Use Nettles with Your Springtime Cooking

How to Use Nettles with Your Springtime Cooking

By Eartheasy.com, Posted April 30th, 2014

Old timers call them Spring Tonic. Before the garden gets going, nettles are the perfect local green.

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Evidence Grows Linking Autism with Pollution

Evidence Grows Linking Autism with Pollution

By Eartheasy.com, Posted April 4th, 2014

Patterns of autism match patterns of pollution-caused birth defects.

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8 Common Products Expecting Moms Should Avoid

8 Common Products Expecting Moms Should Avoid

By Robin Jacobs, Posted March 18th, 2014

Think twice about these everyday items during your child’s most vulnerable nine months.

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After Fukushima – Is It Safe to Eat Pacific Seafood?

After Fukushima – Is It Safe to Eat Pacific Seafood?

By Robin Jacobs, Posted February 27th, 2014

Silent and unseen, radiation is a shadowy threat. Between dire viral-internet warnings and FDA reassurances, how do we decide what to feed our families?

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How to Make a Winter Soup to Boost Your Immune System

How to Make a Winter Soup to Boost Your Immune System

By Robin Jacobs, Posted January 21st, 2014

Using whole foods and traditional spices offers surprising health benefits.

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FDA to phase out trans fats in processed foods

FDA to phase out trans fats in processed foods

By Eartheasy.com, Posted December 6th, 2013

The FDA has determined there is no safe level of consumption of trans fats.

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Eight Easy-To-Find Superfoods

Eight Easy-To-Find Superfoods

By Ben Greenfield, Posted October 21st, 2013

Superfoods aren’t as hard to get a hold of as you may think! Here is a list of 8 easily attainable foods that are packed with delicious and important nutrients…

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Mom’s Fresh Apple Cake

Mom’s Fresh Apple Cake

By Lindsay Seaman, Posted October 10th, 2013

An autumn family favorite, this recipe will help use up windfalls and imperfect apples.

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Smart Seafood Choices – How to be an Informed Seafood Consumer

Smart Seafood Choices – How to be an Informed Seafood Consumer

By Sheila Harrington, Posted May 16th, 2013

“90% of the big fish in the world’s oceans are gone – all within my lifetime.” – Sylvia Earle

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Eartheasy Donates 3 Years of Clean Drinking Water to 400 Families in Africa

Eartheasy Donates 3 Years of Clean Drinking Water to 400 Families in Africa

By Eartheasy.com, Posted April 22nd, 2013

Consumer purchases of LifeStraw® fund donor program for communities lacking safe water sources

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‘Certified Organic’ – What Does It Mean?

‘Certified Organic’ – What Does It Mean?

By Sheila Harrington, Posted April 11th, 2013

How do we know if these labels, and their higher prices, mean anything?

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Food Fraud on the Rise

Food Fraud on the Rise

By Greg Seaman, Posted March 4th, 2013

Researchers are alerting consumers to a 60% rise in food fraud since last year.

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Fresh Greens in Winter: How to Grow Sprouts at Home

Fresh Greens in Winter: How to Grow Sprouts at Home

By Shannon Cowan, Posted February 6th, 2013

Winter is when we need fresh greens the most, and sprouts are the super-food of the season…

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How to Make Apple-Plum Chutney

How to Make Apple-Plum Chutney

By Lindsay Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted October 26th, 2012

This recipe makes use of the fall surplus of plums and windfall apples, and gives you a head start on winter holiday gift-giving.

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Top 6 Benefits of Pressure Cooking

Top 6 Benefits of Pressure Cooking

By Eartheasy.com, Posted September 10th, 2012

Modern-day pressure cookers have taken the risk out of pressure cooking…

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5 Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste

By Eartheasy.com, Posted May 28th, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that people in the U.S. waste about 27 percent of their food…

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4 Tips for Safe, Effective Sunscreen Use

4 Tips for Safe, Effective Sunscreen Use

By Eartheasy.com, Posted May 18th, 2012

All suncreens are not created equal. And higher SPF numbers are not necessarily better…

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Link Found Between Air Pollution and Childhood Obesity

Link Found Between Air Pollution and Childhood Obesity

By Eartheasy.com, Posted April 30th, 2012

Prenatal exposure to air pollution may double the chance of child’s obesity by age 5…

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Swallowing our Pride

Swallowing our Pride

By Eartheasy.com, Posted February 22nd, 2012

Why do we celebrate the “champions” of modern day excess with eating competitions?

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Microscopic Plastic Particles May be Entering Food Chain

Microscopic Plastic Particles May be Entering Food Chain

By Eartheasy.com, Posted February 6th, 2012

A new study reveals that tiny plastic fibers from synthetic clothing which pollute the marine environment, may be entering the food chain.

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Are you Feeding your Kids Twinkies for breakfast?

Are you Feeding your Kids Twinkies for breakfast?

By Eartheasy.com, Posted December 12th, 2011

Popular children’s cereals are overloaded with sugar, according to a new study.

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BPA Levels Spike with Canned Soup

BPA Levels Spike with Canned Soup

By Eartheasy.com, Posted November 28th, 2011

BPA levels rise over 1200% after eating a can of soup each day for five days…

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5 Winter Squash Recipes to Steal the Show on Thanksgiving

5 Winter Squash Recipes to Steal the Show on Thanksgiving

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted November 21st, 2011

The modest winter squash has the potential to impress!

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5 tips to reduce your exposure to BPA and other hormone disrupting chemicals in your diet

5 tips to reduce your exposure to BPA and other hormone disrupting chemicals in your diet

By Eartheasy.com, Posted April 7th, 2011

BPA is so prevalent in food packaging and other consumer items that prior research has detected its presence in at least 90% of Americans…

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Eco-impact of wild seafood less than that of poultry, beef

Eco-impact of wild seafood less than that of poultry, beef

By Eartheasy, Posted February 10th, 2011

Scientist calculates that the “edible protein energy return on investment” of 29 North Atlantic fisheries is much higher than any type of livestock.

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No Impact Week, Day 4 – Wednesday: Food

No Impact Week, Day 4 – Wednesday: Food

By Aran Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted January 7th, 2011

Healthy eating can also lessen your foodprint…

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Cancer-causing chemical found in drinking water of 31 U.S. cities

Cancer-causing chemical found in drinking water of 31 U.S. cities

By Eartheasy, Posted December 21st, 2010

“I was expecting to find hexavalent chromium in some of the cities we checked, but I didn’t expect it to be so widespread,” said Rebecca Sutton, lead author of the study.

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Everything you thought you knew about food is wrong

Everything you thought you knew about food is wrong

By Alice Hart-Davis, The Daily Mail, UK, Posted December 3rd, 2010

Fiber’s bad for you. Fat’s healthy. And five-a-day is a gimmick to make fruit and veg firms rich. Or so claims a remarkable new book…

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Recreating the Caveman Diet

Recreating the Caveman Diet

By Philippa Roxby, Health reporter, BBC News, Posted December 1st, 2010

By looking into the past, we may just discover how to lead healthier lives.

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Is Gulf Coast seafood safe to eat?

Is Gulf Coast seafood safe to eat?

By Eartheasy.com, Posted November 9th, 2010

The FDA says “yes”, but more sampling and follow-up studies are needed.

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GM salmon not yet ready for US dinner plates

GM salmon not yet ready for US dinner plates

By Eartheasy.com, Posted October 22nd, 2010

The ruling should considerably delay the day when GM salmon might appear in stores or restaurants…

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Bottled Teas Low in Health Benefits

Bottled Teas Low in Health Benefits

By Eartheasy, Posted October 13th, 2010

Popular tea-based beverages tested low in the polyphenol-type antioxidants that make tea healthful…

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7 Principles of a Climate-Friendly Diet

7 Principles of a Climate-Friendly Diet

By Eartheasy, Posted September 19th, 2010

If we’re serious about the climate crisis, says Lappé, we have to talk about food.

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The Salmonella Outbreak: Are free-range, organic eggs safer?

The Salmonella Outbreak: Are free-range, organic eggs safer?

By Eartheasy, Posted September 16th, 2010

When humane methods are used in raising poultry, the risk of salmonella outbreak is much lower.

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Global food problems are about justice, not scarcity

Global food problems are about justice, not scarcity

By Frances Moore Lappé, YES! Magazine, Posted July 8th, 2010

While world food experts cry “scarcity,” we humans are creating hunger out of plenty…

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The Case for Sustainable Meat

The Case for Sustainable Meat

By Shannon Hayes, YES! Magazine, Posted July 5th, 2010

Can meat have a place in the life of a “radical homemaker” trying to live sustainably? Farmer Shannon Hayes believes it can.

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Junk food turns rats into food junkies

Junk food turns rats into food junkies

By ScienceNews, Posted April 28th, 2010

“This is the most complete evidence to date that suggests obesity and drug addiction have common neurobiological underpinnings,” says study coauthor Paul Johnson of the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida.

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Nettle Tea – How to Make a Natural Spring Tonic

Nettle Tea – How to Make a Natural Spring Tonic

By Greg Seaman, Posted March 8th, 2010

Nettles are the first gift of spring, offering a natural tonic to restore and revitalize our bodies as we emerge from winter…

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Journey into Silence

Journey into Silence

By Gail Simmons, Posted February 3rd, 2010

“Rather than fasting I was feasting, and the vast, bountiful desert was my food.”

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FDA reverses findings on BPA; cites health concerns for infants and children

FDA reverses findings on BPA; cites health concerns for infants and children

By Eartheasy, Posted January 25th, 2010

New review of evidence has the FDA concerned about the impacts of BPA, one of the most common chemicals found in consumer products…

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Putting Food By – An Eartheasy Book Review

Putting Food By – An Eartheasy Book Review

By Lindsay Seaman, Posted January 20th, 2010

To “put by” is an old, deep-country way of saying to “save something you don’t use now, against the time when you’ll need it…”

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The End of the Line: a future without fish?

The End of the Line: a future without fish?

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy, Posted January 14th, 2010

To avert fisheries collapse by mid-century, now is the time to apply management programs, harvest limits and consumer awareness.

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Juicy and tender, Seitan is quite possibly the best fake meat – but there is a downside

Juicy and tender, Seitan is quite possibly the best fake meat – but there is a downside

By Anneli Rufus, Posted January 11th, 2010

Seitan is all the rage in vegan kitchens for its versatility and uncanny meatishness, but the bad news for some is that it’s made of wheat gluten.

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Good Food Nation – reversing the obesity epidemic with local foodsheds

Good Food Nation – reversing the obesity epidemic with local foodsheds

By Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office, Posted November 25th, 2009

MIT researchers think America’s obesity epidemic can be reversed via ‘foodsheds,’ in which healthier, more affordable food is produced and consumed regionally.

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Making your own apple juice

Making your own apple juice

By Lindsay Seaman, Eartheasy, Posted October 29th, 2009

Turning windfalls into autumn’s elixir…

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Fair Food Farmstead – providing accessibility to locally grown food

Fair Food Farmstead – providing accessibility to locally grown food

By Eartheasy, Posted October 19th, 2009

Many consumers cite ‘distance’ and ‘inconvenient location’ as reasons to not shop at farmer’s markets. The Farmstand, located in Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal, is pioneering an innovative model for a community supported agricultural program.

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Our experience with a solar powered refrigerator

Our experience with a solar powered refrigerator

By Greg Seaman, Posted September 16th, 2009

Having lived almost 30 years in an off-grid home with no electricity, and no refrigeration, we finally bought a new solar powered refrigerator. Here are our impressions.

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Study shows progress in rebuilding global fisheries

Study shows progress in rebuilding global fisheries

By Eartheasy, Posted August 24th, 2009

The world’s commercial fisheries, pressured by overfishing and threatened with possible collapse by mid-century, could be rebuilt with careful management, according to new research.

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An organic farmer’s perspective on the meat/climate change debate

An organic farmer’s perspective on the meat/climate change debate

By Eliot Coleman, Grist.org, Posted August 20th, 2009

A 2007 UN report called “Livestock’s Long Shadow,” claimed that 18 percent of global human-induced greenhouse gas emissions stem from meat production. Eliot Coleman, a respected small-scale farmer, offers this counterpoint.

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Urban Beekeeping – the latest buzz

Urban Beekeeping – the latest buzz

By Christian Science Monitor, Posted July 28th, 2009

Urban settings can be surprisingly productive environments for raising bees

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Can We Rely on Organic Food and Clothing?

Can We Rely on Organic Food and Clothing?

By Bob Folkart, LiveLifeOrganics.com, Posted July 27th, 2009

Have organic labels and the food and clothing products that exhibit them lost their reliability?

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Are pesticides causing Parkinson’s disease?

Are pesticides causing Parkinson’s disease?

By Robin Marantz Henig, OnEarth Magazine, Posted June 22nd, 2009

30-plus years of research sheds light on a hidden connection…

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Using markets to make fisheries sustainable

Using markets to make fisheries sustainable

By Robert Stavins, Posted May 2nd, 2009

Can government provide a solution to the global issue of over-fishing?

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Fruits and vegetables yielding fewer nutrients than in the past

Fruits and vegetables yielding fewer nutrients than in the past

By Greg Seaman, Posted May 1st, 2009

While modern farming tecniques are producing larger and more perfect fruits and vegetables, the yield in terms of nutrients is declining.

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Congress moves to ban BPA from all food containers

Congress moves to ban BPA from all food containers

By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Posted April 10th, 2009

Studies prove BPA linked to numerous health risks, including cancer and diabetes.

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8 Ways to Join the Local Food Movement

8 Ways to Join the Local Food Movement

By Sarah VanGelder, Posted April 3rd, 2009

How to turn a lawn into lunch, swap preserves, glean, boost your food security and live the good life.

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Why having more no longer makes us happy

Why having more no longer makes us happy

By Bill McKibben, Posted April 2nd, 2009

The formula of human well-being used to be simple: Make money, get happy. So why is the old axiom suddenly turning on us?

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The New Rules of Food

The New Rules of Food

By Alan Mammoser, Posted March 26th, 2009

Concerned citizens, farmers and others are starting to work on a new set of rules for the food system.

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Consumer Culture is no accident

Consumer Culture is no accident

By David Suzuki, Posted March 25th, 2009

“The American economy’s ultimate purpose is to produce more consumer goods”. What kind of society does this create?

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Having a voice makes people happy

Having a voice makes people happy

By Frances Moore Lappe, Yes Magazine, Posted March 10th, 2009

“I have to feel I am doing something to address the roots of suffering,” he replied, “or I couldn’t be happy.”

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Can organic farming feed the world?

Can organic farming feed the world?

By The Organic Consumers Association, Posted January 30th, 2009

A summary of research suggests that organic agriculture could potentially supply global food needs.

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Induction Cooking

Induction Cooking

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

Induction cooking uses 90% of the energy produced compared to only 55% for a gas burner and 65% for traditional electric ranges.

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Warming up to Solar Ovens

Warming up to Solar Ovens

By Sue Halpern and Bill McKibben, Posted January 28th, 2009

They haven’t reached the mainstream yet, but solar cookers are attracting attention for producing intensely flavored food without match or plug.

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Feeding Our Future

Feeding Our Future

By Michael Ableman, Posted January 28th, 2009

Imagine a world where students could plant, harvest and cultivate the foods they eat in their school cafeterias.

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Family Values and Food Sustainability

Family Values and Food Sustainability

By Carlo Petrini, Slow Food, Posted January 28th, 2009

Ensuring good food for all in the future means looking to the ways of the past.

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Let fish go to your head

Let fish go to your head

By Leslie Beck, Posted January 28th, 2009

Fish is great brain food. Minimize its contaminants by choosing the right kinds.

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BottleMania – How water went on sale and why we bought it

BottleMania – How water went on sale and why we bought it

By Elizabeth Royte, Posted January 28th, 2009

Elizabeth Royte’s new book explains why bottled water is one of the greatest marketing coups of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Organic produce may soon be cheaper than conventional produce

Organic produce may soon be cheaper than conventional produce

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

The inexorable rise in oil prices leads to higher costs for chemical fertilizers.

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The 100-mile diet

The 100-mile diet

By Jeff Nield, The Tyee, Posted January 28th, 2009

Your body will thank you, because local also means nutritious.

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Healthy cookware

Healthy cookware

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

A comprehensive review of healthy cookware. Comparing the different types of cookware to help reduce toxins and increase health and safety while cooking.

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Eat strategically for a healthier baby and planet

Eat strategically for a healthier baby and planet

By Dr. Alan Greene, drgreene.com, Posted January 28th, 2009

The top five organic food choices a pregnant woman can make for the sake of her baby and the health of the planet…

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Five Easy Ways to Go Organic

Five Easy Ways to Go Organic

By Dr. Alan Greene, Organic Prescription, Posted January 28th, 2009

For those who are not yet ready or able to switch to an organic diet, these strategic choices can be made to enjoy some of the major benefits of organic foods.

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10 reasons to buy food locally

10 reasons to buy food locally

By Greenrightnow.com, Posted January 27th, 2009

Brenton Johnson, an organic farmer and owner of Johnson’s Backyard Garden, came up with this list of top 10 reasons to buy local food, based on his philosophy to live in harmony with the land.

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How a plate of fruit can change the world

How a plate of fruit can change the world

By Eileen Bennewith, RD, Posted January 27th, 2009

What would the world be like if everyone ate five to ten servings of vegetables and fruit each day?

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