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Close Loophole that Lets Companies Add Questionable Chemicals to Our Food

Do you think you should know what ingredients are in your food? Of course you do! And yet, thanks to a loophole in federal food regulations, companies are allowed to add as many as 3,000 different che…

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Is Champagne Vegan?

Is your Champagne flute ready to toast the New Year? If, like many others, you are preparing with this bubbly celebratory drink, you should know that it may not be vegan. Bon Appetit explains that …

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Why ‘Clean Coal’ is an Oxymoron

Clean coal? Really? That's like saying healthy cigarettes. Or hot ice. Or soothing poke-in-the-eye. What do you think of when you hear the term "clean coal?" Possibly, it's cleaner than it was. …

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11 Easy Ways to Cut Your Sugar Intake During the Holidays

Just because the holidays are here doesn’t mean that your healthy eating habits should take a holiday. Adapted from my book 60 Seconds to Slim, here are 11 simple ways to cut your sugar intake and sti…

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5 Soy-Free Milk Alternatives

A whopping 91 percent of the soy grown here in the U.S. is genetically modified, and the easiest way to ensure that a soy product isn't GM is to stick with organic. USDA certified organic foods, by de…

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Why Rudolph And His Reindeer Friends Are in Danger

In spite of their Christmas fame and status as Santa's sidekick, reindeer populations are declining worldwide, according to a recently published study in the Journal for Nature Conservation. Populatio…

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The High Cost of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on Male Reproductive Health

A new report, The Cost of Inaction (pdf), has been published by the Nordic Council of Ministers in an effort to promote regulatory action to get endocrine disrupting chemicals out of the products cons…

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The Green Radio Revolution is Here

My dream... Green Diva Lynn Hasselberger is in this waking dream with me and the switch is turned ON and we’re like obsessed green divas running around with our green hair on fire, giggling and wri…

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Birch Box Still Refuses to Be Cruelty-Free: Petition Update

Earlier this year, Care2 member Jess Barnett launched a petition drive on Care2 to encourage Birchbox, the online cosmetics company, to only do business with suppliers whose products are verifiably cr…

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5 Favorite Ethical Shops Online

Like most people this holiday season, you’ll be doing a lot of shopping. While door-buster specials may be good for some items, you’ll want to shop online, and at stores that provide ethical service a…

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I love carrots! Thanks for the helpful info!