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Love Bars

You'll find out why these are called "love bars" when you try them. Super moist and delicious, they are easy to make and yummy! The granola and walnuts give them an added satisfying crunch. Bring them…

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Why One College Converted Their Football Field Into a Farm

Only 250 students attend Paul Quinn College in Dallas, making it a small, intimate, and very cozy learning environment. It's also not the kind of school that really needs a football field, thanks to…

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21 Crazy Facts About Food Waste In America

The world learned some devastating truths about itself this past week. Not only did we learn that 9 out of 10 of us throw away food long before it's spoiled, we also found out that all that rotting fo…

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A Recipe For Disease: Food Deserts and Air Pollution

On my way to a party recently, I decided at the last minute to pick up a bottle of wine and some fruit to contribute to the festivities. I was already near my destination and began to drive around loo…

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On the Frontlines of Childhood Obesity (video)

Please do NOT watch this video with young children. As a pediatrician, Dr. Lisa Thornton sees first-hand the shocking health effects of childhood obesity. Obesity is the flip side of hunger and hel…

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A Real Food Hero (video)

As a longtime Food Activist and leader, Karen Washington has paved the way for farmer’s markets and urban gardens in the South Bronx, one of the poorest and most obese counties in the nation. She is a…

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Kids Make Their Own Farmers’ Market (video)

Did you know that farmers' markets are sprouting up in neighborhoods and communities all around? According to new research by the U.S department of Agriculture, the number has risen by 17 percent. Th…

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Real Eating with Oakland’s People’s Grocery

  Earlier this month, I began an internship with People's Grocery, a food justice organization that manages an urban farm and works to provide access to healthy food to those living in low-inc…

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Junk Food: Fast, Cheap and…Not Quite as Cheap as You May Think

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting a non-profit food pantry/soup kitchen here in New York and speaking with the founder of the organization. Along with speaking openly about issues from food ins…

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I def don't live to that age...and Greece 4 longevity?? Who comes with these things...

I really want to try the kale chips! Thanks for the recipe :)

I see a lot of misinformation in both the article and the comments. Scientists have estimated that,…