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Monsanto Partners with Media Conglomerate to Spread its Message

According to new information from the Organic Consumers Association, Monsanto is partnering with media conglomerate Condé Nast to help spread its message. Condé Nast is the publisher of such magazi…

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The Ingredient to Avoid if You Want a Sharp Brain

This week, researchers revealed a study damning soda for yet another reason: it interferes with brain function in young people. High-fructose corn syrup (and to a lesser extent, sucrose) was the fo…

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How Green are These Alternatives to Electric Light?

There are plenty of reasons to look for an alternative to electric light. You might want an outdoor light source for your backyard or deck, a money-saving measure, an emergency back-up in case of elec…

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Should Marijuana be Legalized?

The New York Times conducted a poll asking readers whether marijuana should be legalized or not. While I anticipated that many people favor legalizing marijuana, their results were still shocking: onl…

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The Worst Food for our Planet?

A new study by American and Israeli researchers has determined the environmental cost of producing beef, dairy, poultry, pork and eggs. Their findings reveal the high price the planet pays per calorie…

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Monsanto is Messing With Animals’ Sperm

Animals exposed to the commonly-used pesticide Roundup are more likely to have an impaired sperm structure, suggests new research from the University of Caen, France. The scientists investigated th…

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13 Labels to Look For When Shopping & Considering the Planet

Buying "green" can be confusing! Many products claim to be "natural," "eco-friendly," and "biodegradable." But what in the world does that mean? Unfortunately, because there's no standardized definiti…

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We’re Wasting Food & Money By Misreading These Labels

"Sell By," "Best By," "Use By." If food labels are confusing you, you're not alone. That confusion is causing us to dump tons of perfectly edible food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic R…

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Jeans Designed by Lions, Tigers & Bears

Distressed jeans have been in fashion for years, but now you can actually cover your tush in a pair playfully torn apart by lions, tigers or bears. A volunteer group called the Mineko Club came up wit…

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Congress Considers Legislation to Ban BPA In Storage Containers

Last week, Sen. Edward Markey, D‐Mass., and Reps. Lois Capps, D-Calif., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., introduced the "Ban Poisonous Additives (BPA) Act of 2014" into both chambers of Congress.  If pas…

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