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In The News: National Program Continues to Increase Local Foods in Schools, Stop Monsanto’s attack on GMO labeling, Celebrating World Water Day, How Plastic In The Ocean Is Contaminating Your Seafood

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National Program Continues to Increase Local Foods in Schools Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release of a request for applications for the USDA’s Fiscal Year 2016 round of Farm to School grants. Designed to increase the availability of … Read More

In The News: Long Island Food & Film Feast, Welcome To The Meatrix, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth—How GMOs Took Over the Food Supply, EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” Guide to Food Additives, Food First in Your Neighborhood

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Welcome To The Meatrix Here is a great video which tells the story of factory farming by a cow name Moofius and a pig named Leo. Inspired by the Matrix movie series, they tell the story in a compelling way … Read More

In The News: TEDx Manhattan; Changing The Way We Eat, Smart Meters Being Opposed for Health Reasons, Women Helping Women in Food and Farming, Public Health Officials Know Vaccines Can Spread Disease, Infections with Dangerous Gut Microbes Still on the Rise, Farmers Put Down the Plow for More Productive Soil

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TEDx Manhattan: Changing The Way We Eat On Saturday, March 7th, people from all across the country tuned in to watch over a dozen speakers talk about what we can do to take action to change our food system. I … Read More

In the News: Food Waste Grows, 101 Hopeful Food Facts, 2015 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides

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Food Waste Grows With the Middle Class An estimated one third of the food produced in the world is uneaten, and therefore generates massive food waste. It is estimated that $400 billion a year is spent on waste disposal. As … Read More

In the News: Kids, Allergies and a Possible Downside to Squeaky Clean Dishes, App Rates How Restaurants Treat Workers, Denmark: Pioneer of Wind Power, Climate Researcher Found to be Paid Out By Oil Industry

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Kids, Allergies and a Possible Downside to Squeaky Clean Dishes New research suggests that using a dishwasher may increase the likelihood that your child will develop allergies. The study, which involved 1,029 children (ages 7 or 8), found that children … Read More

In the News: Best to Re-Think Your Vitamins, Apple Headquarters Sun-Powered, Plastics in Our Seas

Vitamins Hide the Low Quality of Our Food We believe so strongly that vitamins are always good for us.  We’ve taken on the habit so fully, we trust the more the better.  Where we’ve gotten duped is by food marketers … Read More

In the News: Minimum Wage Increase, Questioning Response to Health Workers, Burying Carbon Dioxide

City by City Push to Increase Minimum Wage Across the Country New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he will push to have the city’s hourly minimum wage jump from $8.75 to $13 by next year.  “The current … Read More

In the News: The Vaccination Debate Continuues; Take a Walk, The Bottom Line of Climate Change, Reconsidering Biofuels

The Vaccination Debate Continues Health officials are trying to slant the recent outbreak of Measles that started at Disneyland on the rise of unvaccinated children as the cause, yet scientific studies suggest that it is more likely a recently vaccinated … Read More

In the News: Obama Proposes Drilling Off the Atlantic Coast, Diet of Ocean-Raised Fish, What’s Food Waste Got to Do with Climate Change?, What Plants Eat

The Obama Administration has Proposed to Allow Drilling in the Atlantic Coast. At first, I thought I was reading it wrong, because there is no way our President, the one who wants to leave a green environmental legacy, would allow … Read More

In the News: Leaking Pipeline, Cost of Meat

Oil Leak Threatens Yellowstone River This week an official decision will go out regarding the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.  The news this weekend demonstrates the dangers involved in supporting this project. In Glendive, Montana, A pipeline transporting crude … Read More


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