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Extra Large Grocery Bill? You’re Not Alone

Grocery expenses are an unavoidable part of life. We all have to eat, and for the most part, that means we all have to buy groceries. If you've noticed over the last few years that your bill is gettin…

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The Importance of Real Food

A few days ago, I had lunch with a friend of mine at Good Earth, an organic grocery story in Fairfax, California. It has an amazing prepared foods section that is more like a cafe than a supermarket d…

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Americans Spend Less on Groceries But Weigh More Than Ever

By Dana Shultz | Image via Lam Thuy Vo for NPR American waistlines are expanding as overall grocery bills are shrinking. And "why," you might ask? We're spending our grocery money on junk. Accor…

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Local Food Thrives Amidst Japanese Radiation Fears

For Japanese shoppers, food safety was taken for granted until the Fukushima crisis. Now many have lost faith in government guarantees and fear that radiation could have contaminated their diet. …

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5 Key Strategies for a Plastic-Free Life

We've reduced, reused, and fretted over Ziploc bags for an entire month, and now it's time to turn all those lessons learned into words we can live by. By Emily Main, Organic Gardening  H…

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Do You Live In A Food Desert?

People do strange things when they're stranded in the desert. They eat bugs. They drink out of puddles. If help doesn't arrive quickly, they become malnourished and might even die. You might be…

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Confused By Food Labels? Read the Fine Print!

Even though nutrition info is slapped on all packaged foods and many restaurant items, people are heavier than ever. Use this advice to improve your label literacy. By Amy Paturel, M.P.H., Wom…

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8 Ways to Eat Green by Slashing Your Grocery Bill

By Blythe Copland, Planet Green If you've been hesitant to start buying organic food because it just plain costs more than regular, we understand—but we also think it's worth spending a littl…

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15 Healthy Shopping Tips

To me, healthy eating simply means removing, or limiting the foods in your diet that could be harming you and eating enough of the foods that contain the nutrients essential to your health. It is …

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11 Ways to Save Money in the Kitchen

By Kelly Rossiter, Planet Green The weekly grocery bill takes up a lot of the average family's income so here are some ideas about how to trim down the bill. 1. Ditch prepared meals right no…

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