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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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Ozonated, Mineral & Distilled: Decoding Water Bottle Labels

Water, water everywhere We all need water to survive, but is there one type that's better than another? Filtered tap water is the best choice to avoid more plastic waste. (According to Ban the Bott…

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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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8 Surprisingly Salty Foods

As we age, our sodium intake becomes more and more important. And, while it's easy to measure how much sodium you're getting if your only way of getting it is through a salt shaker, it's easy to forge…

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8 Scariest Facts About Seafood

Swordfish with a side of dead marine mammals? Shrimp with a little slave labor on top? A Sprinkling of a illegal poaching and habitat degradation over your caviar? There's a whole lot of scary stuff t…

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Avoiding BPA? Meet the Controversial New Plastic Label

If you’re avoiding BPA because of its endocrine-disrupting properties, there’s a new plastic label that you may want to keep on your radar: EA free. But it's controversial. More and more consumers …

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Success! Hershey’s Plans to Kiss Genetically-Modified Ingredients Good-Bye!

If you love Hershey's Kisses, you’re about to love them a lot more. Thanks to pressure from consumers, the company has announced that it will make its Kisses and milk chocolate bars with simpler, gene…

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How to Fight the Cold and Flu With Yogurt

You probably already expect garlic, chicken soup, or vitamin C-rich orange juice to help with cold and flu prevention and treatment. But now there’s a new food on the block that is kicking the butt of…

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Hold Monsanto Responsible for Killing Monarch Butterflies

Economics 101 taught us about "negative externalities" -- a negative output that affects others who did not participate in creating the outcome. A textbook example of a negative externality? Monsanto …

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Surprising Herb May Help Restless Leg Syndrome

When you think of the herb St. John’s Wort you probably think of depression. But new research published in the medical journal Clinics found that you might also want to consider this herb to help with…

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Trap and relocate is the only humane way.

Remember tobacco? It took years and class action suits...AND direct proof...THIS chemical caused THI…

persistent organic pollutants (such as the stuff that has been spayed on the foam inside all sorts o…

You'd think that in 2015 people could defend themselves without killing animals. I'm not saying that…