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Choosing Sustainable Chocolate

Chocolate is on the minds (and in the tummies) of many around Halloween. This time of year offers a great opportunity to think about and look deeper into how chocolate is grown and produced. It's not …

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Chocolate: Fact vs. Fiction

By Sara Novak, Planet Green A new study reported in WebMD leaves health professionals questioning results. First off, the study was conducted by Hershey Company (ah what?) and published in Che…

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Cocaine Production Linked to Forest Destruction

Researchers in the United States and Colombia have identified a relationship between illegal coca farming and destruction of Colombia's forests. The area the researchers studied is in the south of the…

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Navigating That Puzzling Chocolate Terminology

It used to be there were two kinds of chocolate: chocolate chips and chocolate bars. Then there was dark chocolate and milk chocolate, and soon thereafter white chocolate came into play. But take a lo…

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Gift Idea: Spiced Up Organic Coffees

Here's a easy-to-make, thoughtful and customizable gift idea for every coffee lover on your list. Since most flavored coffees are full of artificial flavors and aren't made from organic beans, the …

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Buy Fair Trade: It Just Makes Sense

I would be hard pressed to end my talk about disposable coffee cups without spending a few minutes on fair trade certification. While fair trade is a relatively new idea (certification that is, not t…

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Skin-Deep Beauty?

Limited science suggests that what we eat (or donít eat) may indeed affect how "gracefully" our skin ages. A study of 177 men and women published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition fo…

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