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10 Environmental Actions That Could Help You Avoid Cancer

Cancer. The word alone is enough to send shivers down one's spine. It seems to come out of nowhere, and when it strikes, it can be deadly. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to minimize our expo…

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People Who Eat Conventional Produce Have Double the Amount of Pesticides in Their Urine

If you eat fruits and vegetables grown using pesticides, your urine is likely to contain twice as many toxic chemicals†as that of someone who eats organically. That could be bad news if you're pregnan…

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Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional? Large Study Says Yes.

On the heels of†media reports declaring that organic food is no†more nutritious than conventional produce grown with pesticides, a larger, comprehensive study declares otherwise. A†meta-analysis pu…

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How You Can Keep Annie’s Homegrown Organic

Can General Mills be trusted to keep Annie's Homegrown organic foods organic? A petition on Care2 hopes to ensure that the answer is "yes." You know Annie's. The company, which sells snack foods, s…

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Organic Foods Are Higher in Cancer-Fighting Antioxidants, New Study Shows

Foods grown without toxic chemicals aren't just good for the environment. A new study by Newcastle University in the UK shows that organic foods actually contain more cancer-fighting antioxidants and …

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Is it Better to Buy Organic or Local? Now We Know.

Buying local may be the best thing you can do for your community ó and the planet. Iíve been singing the praises of buying locally and the locavore movement for quite sometime. But now, more than …

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Apple Extract Shows Promise Against Cancer

The adage, ďan apple a day keeps the doctor away,Ē might not be far from the truth particularly if youíre battling cancer, according to new research in the International Journal of Biological Macromol…

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7 Habits that Are Good for You & the Planet

Our thoughts, actions, practices, and habits affect our health, but they also have an impact on the health of others and the health of our planet. Realizing this undeniable fact gives us the opportuni…

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4 Steps to Starting a Vegetable Garden

Avis Licht is a landscape gardener, educator, and author of the wonderful book, The Spring Garden Made Easy. Her passion is to create beautiful gardens that incorporate edibles that can be harvested y…

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Want Organic, Hypoallergenic, Fair Trade Goods? They’re Easier to Find Than You’d Think

Online purveyor of natural, eco-friendly goods Abe's† Market recently introduced a comprehensive filtering system to help consumers understand more about what they are buying. Called "Abe's Qualiti…

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