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The Best Bang For Your Organic Buck: Cleanest & Dirtiest Produce

An apple a day may ... increase cancer rates and cause Parkinson's disease? That isn't the classic phrase. However, pesticides are rewriting the rules on health. Non-organic apples can contain up t…

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A New Study Shows Real Costs of Toxins

In environmental health circles, 2014 is being heralded as the year America’s 40-year-old chemical regulations will at long last be reformed. One typical complaint heard in the struggle to pass the Ch…

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Omega 3s for Weight Loss: Timing is Everything

You’ve probably heard that Omega 3 fatty acids are good for you. You may even know they help with weight loss. But, timing when you ingest them plays a huge role in how much fat you’ll burn or whether…

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Are Pesticides Making You Sick and Fat?

An apple a day might have kept the doctor away prior to the industrialization of food growing and preparation.  Unless it’s a pesticide-free apple, not only is today’s apple not sufficient to keep the…

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Nutrient May Be a Cure for Cancer

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have identified a compound in fish oil that appears to target leukemia stem cells and could lead to a cure for the disease.  Called delta-12prostaglandin J…

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Worms of Your Own

Matt Miller, The Nature Conservancy I lifted the coffee filter and found a raging party going on. A worm party, to be exact. Thousands of red worms crowded together in a wriggling mass as they enjo…

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Obama Fights for Cleaner Air & Water

It was announced yesterday that the EPA completed the first-ever national standards in an effort to reduce the amount of toxins being produced by power plants, the largest pollution source in the U.S.…

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Will Congress Protect Polluters or Our Children?

  Please note deadline to make your voice heard to stop the TRAIN Act is Tuesday, September 20th! Imagine this scene: Some maniacs have tied your children to a train track–then hopped on t…

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Protect Pets and Kids From Pesticides In Flea Collars

Pesticides come in all shapes and sizes, and effect creatures large and small. If you are like me, you diligently check your family's food labels, and read as much as you can stomach about the toxic s…

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U.S. Senate Votes To End Ethanol Tax Credits

In a 73-27 vote, Senate members from both parties recently voted to put an end to the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) which many said was wasteful and costly in a time of extreme economic…

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