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Eating Invasives: Delicious or Dangerous?

By Matt Miller, The Nature Conservancy Warm spring days evoke a strong memory of my grandmother. She's hunched over the yard, seemingly picking randomly at the grass. Her short stature and rapid mo…

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Where Do Chemicals in Our Food Come From?

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. So, …

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Please Remove Shoes Before Entering?

Do you remove your shoes before entering your home? Some people forbid shoes in their homes, while others consider being asked to remove their shoes nothing short of offensive. I have friends with Ple…

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McDonald’s Fries to Go Pesticide-Free?

McDonald's, the States' largest purchaser of potatoes, is taking preliminary steps to go pesticide-free, Reuters reports. Investor groups had been pushing for the move, and now McDonald's looks like i…

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What to Avoid in Spring Produce

What a world-gone-crazy time it is when you can write "produce" and "avoid" in the same sentence. In my version of paradise we don't need lists to tell us what not to eat because of pesticide contamin…

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Green Chi: Thoughts on a Train

I am writing this while on the train into NYC with my daughter Lily to see "Rent" before it goes off Broadway in September. I live in the Hudson Valley and the train to NYC is remarkable in that the t…

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