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Genetically-Modified Salmon Insufficiently Tested for Safety

The US Food and Drug Administration is in the process of assessing genetically-modified salmon created by the US-based corporation AquaBounty Technologies for possible approval for human consumption. …

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I Ate Bugs – And So Should You: 9 Reasons To Be An Entomophagist

In my life before marriage and kids, I was a swashbuckling machete-wielding Amazon Jungle guide. Really!†In addition to living at a Robinson Crusoe-like lodge, gliding through swamp forests in a dug-o…

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5 Reasons K-Cups Aren’t OK for the Environment

All-in-one coffee and filter things are a quick way to make just one cup. But these coffee pods---coffee's convenience craze of the century, otherwise known as "K-Cups"---are also a quick way to wr…

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‘Generic Brand Video’ Hilariously Satirizes Modern Advertising

If you've watched some music videos from the '90s, or checked out some album covers from the '70s, you'll notice that each of those time periods had a very strong visual aesthetic (most of us can poin…

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752 Rescued Hens Feel Sunshine for the First Time

Surely you have eaten eggs or seen a chicken, but have you ever seen a battery-caged hen take her first steps on soil and feel the sunshine on her back for the first time in her life? This video by Ed…

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Chemical-Free Carpets, Rugs and Pads

I still remember moving into my first college apartment. It was clean and brand-spanking new ó with cushy, beige wall-to-wall carpeting that covered every square inch of the floors, including the bath…

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8 Ways to Recycle Water Around Your House

Are your water bills on the rise? Many cities are seeing higher water prices than ever as governments deal with repairing water systems and with water shortages. Check out these ways to recycle water …

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Rise of the Superbugs: How Antibiotics Are Killing Us

Every time I look at my social media feeds, it seems like another friend or acquaintance has come down with a nasty case of "the sick." Episodes of cold and flu that used to run their course in a coup…

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Adopted Puppy Rescues Family from Gas Leak

He may be only three months old, but Hunter, the black and white husky mix is one smart dog. Thanks to his canine smarts, this little dog that had only been adopted two weeks prior, saved the lives of…

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12 Best Genetically-Modified-Free Grocery Stores

Sorry Safeway and Kroger:† while consumers applaud your recent decision to ban genetically-modified salmon from your stores, itís not enough to make the cut for the Top 12 Right to Know Grocers as ide…

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My dogs vegetarian/vegan dog food has all the vital nutrition it needs, they put all the vitamins an…

A frequent argument with our teenage son. Does this sadly apply to e-readers too, however, as many …

It seems like bad habits are easier to form over good habits. Good post, thanks.