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articles by: Becky Striepe

New Documentary Exposes USDA’s Secret War on Animals

USDA Wildlife Services is an agency whose mission is "to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist." But according to a group of whistleblowers in the new award-winning do…

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20 Ways to Conserve Water at Home

March 22 is World Water Day! Read and share the following tips, and do your part to help reduce our overall water consumption! With more and more areas struggling with droughts, conserving water i…

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How Climate Change Makes Our Food Less Safe (and less abundant)

An EU study looked at how climate change is impacting our food safety now and projected what global warming could mean for the future of food safety. How will climate change affect the future of our f…

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Are You Taking Too Much Vitamin D?

A University of Copenhagen study linked too much vitamin D in our blood to increased risk of death from a stroke or heart attack. I've been talking a lot about vitamin D lately. There is more and m…

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5 Vegan St Patrick’s Day Recipes

This St. Patrick's Day, you can celebrate with more than green beer! With a little bit of planning, you can whip up a totally vegan spread full of tasty Irish dishes. These vegan dishes are cruelty fr…

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The Real Reason to Vaccinate: It’s About Community

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? Let's explore one reason to vaccinate that we aren't talking about nearly enough. Vaccines have become incredibly controversial as more and more parents are op…

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Is GMO Soybean Oil Healthier Than Non-GMO?

University of California researchers studied how GMO soybean oil impacts our health and found that claims about the oil's health may not be accurate. Soybean oil is in many of the processed foods o…

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This Vitamin Protects You From Diabetes (and chances are, you’re deficient)

A new study looked at how vitamin D deficiency might be linked to diabetes. What the researchers discovered was surprising. Obesity and type 2 diabetes tend to go hand-in-hand. In fact, type 2 diab…

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PACT: Clothing That Makes a Real Statement

PACT started out as an underwear company back in 2009, and their story is one of truly sustainable growth. Over the years the company has expanded its line to include an array of activewear while also…

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Chiquita Bananas Accused of Contaminating Drinking Water

A lawsuit filed in early February of 2015 alleges that Chiquita Bananas not only uses methods that pollute local water supplies, but that they knowingly covered it up. The company website has an ex…

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about Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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Thanks for that. Already use a reasonable amount

The human should also work out this amity with other animals

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