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In the News: Know More About Your Meat

Recently, Food Tank published a quick guide, “Rethinking Industrial Animal Production,” detailing the significant and far reaching consequences of a food system dominated by industrial animal production. Food Tank:  The Food Think Tank, envisions building a global community for safe, … Read More

In the News: New Science Says a Healthier Diet is Best for the Climate, US and China Shake Hands on Climate Deal, US Leads the World on Wind Energy Production

Dietary Habits and Food Choices Impact Climate Using about 50 years’ worth of data from the world’s 100 most populous countries, University of Minnesota Professor of Ecology G. David Tilman and graduate student Michael Clark show how current diet trends … Read More

In the News: Let the Earth Helps Us Save the Earth; Republican Majority in the House Works Against EPA; Denmark Set Sights at 50% Renewable by 2020, What’s Wrong with the USA?

Climate Tools Seek to Bend Nature’s Path One solution to global warming lies right beneath our feet.  Olivine, a green-tinted mineral found in abundance around the world, when exposed to the elements gradually absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  Dr. … Read More

In the News: The Promising Future of Wind Power; The Latest Warning on Global Warming

Sails Filled by Strong Wind Support Warren Buffett, as chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has invested $15 billion into wind-farm projects since his acquisition of a utility company in 2000 which he has built into one of the country’s largest … Read More

In the News: Environmental Working Group Announces New Food Score Card, LEGO to stop building with Oil, Local Water Knowledge

Environmental Working Group’s Food Score Card: Rate Your Plate It’s finally here! More than three years in the making, EWG’s Food Scores: Rate Your Plate, the most comprehensive food database available today, is ready to help guide you to healthier, … Read More

In the News: Children Eating Real Food, Power of Food in Politics, Whole Foods Rating System

What Kids Eat Do you have kids who make a face at you every time you set food in front of them?  This past week’s New York Times Magazine includes a few articles addressing the sensitive palate of our children.  … Read More

In the News: Monsanto Testing GE Wheat, Top 5 Pesticide Laden Fruits and Vegetables, Slow Food USA Announces New Partnership

New Experimental GE Wheat Contamination in Montana Puts Wheat Farmers at Risk Despite continued opposition from consumers, farmers, wheat millers, and food companies at home as well as abroad, Monsanto continues to experiment with genetically engineered (GE) wheat in open-air … Read More

In the News: A Rising Tide of Contaminants, Troubling Pattern in Livestock Antibiotic Sales

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Increasing Level of Chemicals in Our Water Supply The number of chemicals contaminating our environment is growing at an exponential rate, scientists say. “We’re looking at an increasingly diverse array of organic and inorganic chemicals that may have ecosystem health … Read More

In the News: “Homegrown” No More, Elusive Diagnosis for Celiac Disease, Increased Support for Local and Organic Farming

Boycott Annie’s Homegrown Organic Annie’s Homegrown Organic, the company whose mission is to “cultivate a healthier and happier world by spreading goodness through nourishing foods, honest words and conduct that is considerate and forever kind to the planet,” as of this month … Read More

In the News: FDA Panel Backs Limits on Testosterone Drugs, Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls, People’s Climate March, Gas Leaf Blowers Add to Carbon Emissions

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FDA Panel Backs Limits on Testosterone Drugs An expert panel encourages the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change labeling and impose stricter limitations on the multibillion-dolloar testosterone drug industry.  Since the early 2000s testosterone usage has quadrupled for men in … Read More


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