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Is Test Tube Meat in Our Near Futures?

Whether you are a carnivore or not, we all can agree that the bulk of our meat production industry†is unsustainable, inhumane and unhealthy. Factory farms are bad for the environment,†the animals, and…

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Are We Ready for Genetically Modified … Trees?

That's right, it's more than just corn and soybeans. Scientists are now considering the genetic modification of trees. What need is there to modify a tree, you ask? Well, in an effort to grow more "su…

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5 Products You Should Stop Buying Now

If you want to save money and stop supporting mega-corporations, try making these 5 do-it-yourself items instead. Even if you cannot make them on a regular basis, these 5 DIYs are fun and educational …

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Vote For America’s Top Green Restaurants

By Katherine Sather / The Nature Conservancy Restaurants throughout the United States are vying for votes this month in the 2013 People's Choice Nature's Plate Awards, a Nature Conservancy contest …

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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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Pouring Over Simpler Coffee

Coffee--to some a bitter necessity of human existence, to others a delicate, wholesome experience that swoons all the senses. And then there are those of us who fall somewhere in between, in a coffee …

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Would You Eat Bugs?

Billions, yes billions, of people eat bugs--from crickets to locusts, worms to grubs. The Greeks and Romans †harvested†beetle larvae and cicadas; native Americans hunted crickets; termites are eaten i…

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4 Ways to Bring Nature Into Your Life

Did you miss out on this yearís Earth Day festivities? Well, donít worry, itís not too late to celebrate. Springtime is an excellent time to reacquaint yourself with your natural roots. After months o…

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5 Ways to Feast on a Sustainable Thanksgiving Meal

Someone wise recently pointed out to me that we use the holiday season as an excuse to do so many things that are bad for us. We spend too much, we eat too much, we get too busy, and we simply comp…

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Organic Food Debate: Pleasure Over Sustainability?

By Paula Alvarado, TreeHugger The quite misinterpreted study published in Annals of Internal Medicine signed by Stanford professionals kept bouncing in my head the past week. Not so much out of ann…

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