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The Best Bang For Your Organic Buck: Cleanest & Dirtiest Produce

An apple a day may ... increase cancer rates and cause Parkinson's disease? That isn't the classic phrase. However, pesticides are rewriting the rules on health. Non-organic apples can contain up t…

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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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3 Hidden Dangers Lurking in Your Tea

Tea is a miraculous thing. Bursting with antioxidants and health benefits galore, civilizations have been imbibing it for centuries. Drink it iced in the throes of summer or steaming hot to stave off …

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GMO Debate, in a Nutshell (Infographic)

The GMO debate goes back and forth constantly, so here's the rundown. With proponents arguing GMO crops save money and have no scientifically proven adverse health effects, and protesters pointing out…

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Bees in Peril: A Timeline

A dramatic drop in bee populations began in 2005, and a number of factors continue to create problems for this key pollinator to this day. Here is a history of the issue. 2005 Bees populations had…

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8 Things Every Woman Needs to Know about Feminine Hygiene Products

What you don’t know about your pads and tampons may be hurting you.  Here are 8 things you need to know: 1.  Most pads and tampons contain dioxin residues from bleaching the cotton used to make the…

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Study Links Roundup to Obesity, Cancer, and More

A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Entropy indicates that glyphosate—the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer—may be linked to gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabete…

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Apple Extract Shows Promise Against Cancer

The adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” might not be far from the truth particularly if you’re battling cancer, according to new research in the International Journal of Biological Macromol…

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Tumors Linked to Genetically-Modified Corn

In a study published in Food Chemical Toxicology, scientists at the University of Caen, Institute of Biology, in France found severe effects of Round-up tolerant genetically modified (GM) corn, even w…

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17 Essential Reasons to Eat Organic Food

Organic food was the only option for thousands of years.  Now, with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and genetically-modified foods, organic is still the best option.  Here are 17 reasons to eat or…

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