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Is It Better to Buy Local or Organic?

Many of us often wonder: is better to support local farmers at the farmer’s market who are not certified organic, or is it better to buy certified organic products from the grocery store? If your loca…

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5 Tips to Keep Your Food Safe for World Health Day

On April 7, people across the globe will celebrate World Health Day. The World Health Organization (WHO) is choosing to focus on food safety for this year’s celebration, releasing the slogan: “From fa…

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Don’t Diet: 7 Cleansing Tips for the New Year

January 1st is fast approaching, which means EXTREME DIET season. People across the country will endure juice fasts, wellness retreats, kale salads, and copious cups of detoxifying herbal teas for a f…

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7 Brilliant Uses for Leftover Produce Scraps

It's always such a shame to make a big veggie stir fry or smoothie, only to end up tossing a pound of nutritious skins and ends into the trash. Luckily, many of these "trash cuts," especially citrus, …

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Whole Foods Announces Program for The Conscious Consumer

Whole Foods, considered a mecca by many conscious consumers, unveiled a new rating system called "Responsibly Grown" this month. This is a strategy "to help shoppers make more informed choices." This …

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Ugly Fruits & Veggies: Why They Matter (Video)

This French grocery store just started doing what every grocery store should be doing: selling produce that is edible. This means selling produce that doesn't fit into the manicured expectation of…

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How Much Does It Really Cost to Eat Healthy?

How much more does it really cost to eat healthy? $10 extra a day? $5 extra? Guess what -- it costs the same as a medium cup of coffee. Reuters released a study which concluded that eating healthy …

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10 Most & Least Obese States in America

The 2013 Gallup-Healthways Well-being Index was released this week, unveiling the rates of obesity among adults within each of the 50 states for the recent year. According to their research, the natio…

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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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Do ‘Best By’ Dates Really Matter?

Would you be open to eating food that has aged past the dubious "sell by/use by" date? Former president of Trader Joe's, Doug Rauch, certainly hopes so. He is in the works of opening a new restaurant-…

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