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12 Food Additives You Should Stop Eating

Food should be good for you. But some isn't. More than 10,000 additives are allowed in food. Some are direct additives that are deliberately formulated into processed food. Others are indirect additi…


How 2,4-D Hurts Pets & Wildlife

Dow’s Enlist Duo threatens household pets and other animals. Pets, farm animals and wild animals don’t know when and where a weed killer has been applied.  They wander into 2,4-D-sprayed corn and soyb…


16 DOs and DON’Ts for Avoiding Bug Bites

If you spend time outdoors, you face some tough choices. Bug-borne diseases should not be taken lightly. Mosquito and tick bites can transmit life-changing illnesses like West Nile virus and Lyme dise…


How Did Superbugs Invade American Supermarkets?

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are now common in the meat aisles of American supermarkets. These so-called superbugs can trigger foodborne illness and infections that are hard to treat. An analy…


Most Corn on the Cob Isn’t GMO

The corn shoppers find on supermarket aisles and at farm stands is called "sweet corn"¯ because it contains more sugar than its ancestor, field corn. People eat sweet corn fresh on or off the cob, fro…


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Sounds great, I want to try these. Thanks!

Good information but please proof-read. "Tackling a natural regiment" makes no sense at all. Cheers.

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