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Pesticides Contaminate Nearly Half of Organic Produce

A new study released by CBC News found that almost half of organic fruits and vegetables tested in locations across Canada over the last two years are contaminated with pesticides. And almost 2 percen…

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7 Food Safety Tips From Chef and Food Safety Expert Mareya Ibrahim

Food-borne illnesses are a growing problem in the United States, with 1 in 6 Americans becoming sick from them every year. Stories of E. coli in spinach, salmonella in peanut butter and contaminated c…

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Monsanto Charged with Chemical Poisoning

It’s not every day that we learn about a victory for Mother Earth.  But thanks to a 47-year old farmer and a French court there has been a victory against U.S. biotechnology giant Monsanto.  And, I'd …

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Is Your Body Roundup-Ready?

The Romans had lead. Victorian hat-makers had mercury. Our parents had cigarettes. We have Roundup. Thanks to the much-hated, genetically-modified corporation Monsanto and other herbicide manufacturer…

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Greenwashed ‘Organic’ & ‘Natural’ Food Labels

Photo Courtesy Of:  iStockphoto/Thinkstock Mark Kastel, co-founder of the Cornucopia Institute, has a long history as a marketing and political consultant, and as a lobbyist (working for family far…

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The Super Potent Cancer-Fighting Spice

Photo Courtesy Of:  Hemera/Thinkstock Curcumin – a derivative of turmeric, and the pigment that gives the curry spice turmeric its yellow-orange color -- is a natural compound that has been extensi…

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The Best Vegetables for Eating Raw & Juicing

There's little doubt that one of the best ways to improve your health is to make sure you're eating plenty of fresh, minimally processed high quality vegetables, ideally locally-grown and organic,…

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Green Outdoor Weekend Activities

Summer has arrived here in Northern California and all this sunshine begs for fun things to do outside, which often also happen to be green. I tend to go outside at even the slightest hint of sunshine…

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5 Ways to Eat Green at Work

Increasingly, employers are encouraging and rewarding healthy behaviors. We've gathered five great ideas from employers all over the country to inspire you to eat healthy and be green at work. If you …

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Organic Greens are in the Bag

Confession: I was an adolescent food snob. When my single mom, after a long day of work, would break out the frozen vegetables to toss in to one of her famously original casseroles ("Beef Vegetable Me…

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