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U.S. Dietary Guidelines May Include Environmental Concerns for the First Time

For the first time, the governmental guidelines for how Americans should eat may include environmental considerations. The U.S.’s top nutritional panel has recommended that Americans eat less meat, bo…

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Eggs, Dairy, Poultry, Beef, or Pork. Which is the Worst?

A new paper compares eggs, dairy, poultry, beef and pork to determine which has the biggest environmental impact. If you guessed beef, you’re right. Yet another study has confirmed that beef is th…

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Rise of the Superbugs: How Antibiotics Are Killing Us

Every time I look at my social media feeds, it seems like another friend or acquaintance has come down with a nasty case of "the sick." Episodes of cold and flu that used to run their course in a coup…

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Wal-Mart’s ‘Five Spice’ Donkey Meat Tainted With Fox Meat

I know it sounds like a headline from news satire site The Onion, but I promise you this one's completely true. Chinese consumers were shocked to learn that "Five Spice" donkey meat sold by Wal-Mart c…

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You’re Eating Chicken Poop

In Wichita, Kansas, there's a kitschy lip balm brand called Chicken Poop, with a cute disclaimer on the tube reading: "Contains no poop." In grocery stores all over the country, nearly half of the chi…

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Join The Fight To End Inhumane Factory Egg Farming

Shopping for eggs is hard. All most of us want is a fresh, tasty egg to fry up for breakfast or mix into cake batter. Pass by the egg section in any grocery store today, however, and you're greeted wi…

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Agroecology Vs. Industrial Farming (Infographic)

We all know that sustainable farming tends to be better for the environment than industrial agriculture, but just how pronounced is the difference between the two farming methods? Can they make a radi…

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When Farms Become Pharmacies

It’s 12pm: time for a veggie bowl. Kale is your saviour. Soy dogs are for when you want to live life on the edge. But just because you’re staying clear of Big Macs, doesn’t mean they’re staying cle…

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Arsenic Found in Factory-Farmed Chicken & Rice

Odorless and tasteless, arsenic is a metalloid that is somewhat naturally occurring in drinking water supplies and can cause the thickening and discoloration of the skin, stomach pain, nausea, vomitin…

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Arsenic in Chicken & Brown Rice Syrup

Last week, a group of Dartmouth researchers released an analysis of foods containing organic brown rice syrup that found concerning levels of arsenic, a human carcinogen also associated with increased…

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