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Picking on Cloth Diapers Misses the Point About Cotton

Cloth diapers made from conventional cotton may not be a great environmental choice, but what we really should be talking about is the cotton, not the diapers. In a recent Washington Post piece, Ke…

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Here’s Why Hemp Should be Your New Favorite Plant

Hemp is a controversial crop, but it's one that holds much promise as a food, fiber and as a fuel. Because hemp is a cousin to marijuana it gets an undeservedly bad reputation from the legal folks in …

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Is GMO Soybean Oil Healthier Than Non-GMO?

University of California researchers studied how GMO soybean oil impacts our health and found that claims about the oil's health may not be accurate. Soybean oil is in many of the processed foods o…

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Chiquita Bananas Accused of Contaminating Drinking Water

A lawsuit filed in early February of 2015 alleges that Chiquita Bananas not only uses methods that pollute local water supplies, but that they knowingly covered it up. The company website has an ex…

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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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Monsanto’s Roundup Found in Animals with Birth Defects

Danish farmer Ib Borup Pederson had reared hogs for decades. So he was alarmed when he observed a growing incidence of malformations and birth defects in his newborn piglets. The deformities included:…

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10 Things Every American Should Know About Toxins

Toxins in the body and chemical body burden are out of control in America. There are currently 82,000 synthetic chemicals in the foods we eat, the toys our children touch, the products we use to clean…

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5 Reasons Why Bee Products Revitalize Your Health

I wasn’t always a honeybee lover. But, after directing the documentary film Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page, I became an advocate for countless reasons. This fuzz…

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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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U.S. Doesn’t Take GMOs as Seriously as Rest of World (Infographic)

America is not a role model to the international community when it comes to GMO use. Check out these eye-opening statistics about how countries view genetically engineered food, and learn about our pr…

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