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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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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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Soils and Souls: The promise of The Land

Soils and Souls: The promise of The Land

By Robert Jensen, Posted October 18th, 2010

We must ask how we can construct an economy that can balance what is biologically and physically possible with what is socially and ethically desirable.

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Fish farms that mimic nature

Fish farms that mimic nature

By Eartheasy.com, Posted September 27th, 2010

A new ecosystem-based approach leads to a cleaner way to farm fish while producing other marketable marine crops.

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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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Organic Farms Win at Potato Pest Control

Organic Farms Win at Potato Pest Control

By Daniel Cressey, Posted August 9th, 2010

Organic agriculture promotes more balanced communities of natural predators

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Nanotech in our food – should we be afraid?

Nanotech in our food – should we be afraid?

By Marion Nestle, Posted August 2nd, 2010

The effects of nanotechnology on the environment are regulated by the EPA — but when it comes to nano in food, shouldn’t the FDA be involved?

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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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6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World

6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World

By Paul Stamets, Posted July 7th, 2010

Profound solutions which benefit humankind may come from seemingly insignificant species…

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6 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Pesticides

6 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Pesticides

By Eartheasy, Posted May 20th, 2010

While the use and prevalence of pesticides is increasing, the long-term health implications are still being studied. Here are 6 ways to limit your exposure to potentially harmful pesticides.

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Pesticide exposure may increase risk of ADHD in children

Pesticide exposure may increase risk of ADHD in children

By Eartheasy, Posted May 20th, 2010

Study finds that that exposure to pesticides could be harmful even at levels commonly found in children’s environment.

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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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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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Food Storage Tips

Food Storage Tips

By Lindsay Seaman, Posted December 14th, 2009

Buying food in bulk amounts will save you money, time and energy, while reducing waste. But it needs to be stored properly in order to protect your investment.

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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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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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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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