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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

In the News: Treatment of Depression, Dangers of Tanning, Banning Plastic Foam

You Have Depression . . . Now What? Until recently, many experts thought that a clinician could pick any antidepressant or type of psychotherapy at random because, with a few clinical exceptions, there was little evidence to favor one treatment … Read More

In the News: Resolutions for a Healthier Planet, Breathe Life into Efforts Against Climate Change

A Green Life inspired by the Sierra Club Happy New Year everyone.  Here’s a list of 15 resolutions you can adopt to help yourself and the planet. 1.  Keep the TV Off — conserve electricity, and more importantly, get outside! … Read More

In the News: Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State

 According to Science, Fracking is Unsafe: “I am not a scientist,” states Governor Andrew Cuomo. “I’m not an environmental expert. I’m not a health expert. I’m a lawyer. I’m not a doctor. I’m not an environmentalist. I’m not a scientist. … Read More


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