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Calcium: Plant vs. Dairy
2 weeks ago

Calcium: Plant vs. Dairy

The number one source of calcium in the standard American diet is dairy products. The number one source of saturated fat, however, is also dairy products. Dairy products also constitute …
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Soy and Breast Cancer Mortality
1 month ago

Soy and Breast Cancer Mortality

Researchers looked at data from the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study, which involved 5,042 breast cancer survivors between the ages of 20 and 75.  During four years of follow-up, 534 …
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Must-Watch Film: What the Health
2 months ago

Must-Watch Film: What the Health

With heart disease and cancer the leading causes of death in America, and diabetes at an all-time high, the film reveals possibly the largest health cover-up of our time. With …
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Obesity as Disease
3 months ago

Obesity as Disease

There is a certain irony in the nearly immediate juxtaposition of the rare introduction of a new FDA-approved drug for weight loss (Belviq) to the marketplace, and the recognition of …
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Ugly Fruits and Veggies are in!
4 months ago

Ugly Fruits and Veggies are in!

Entrepreneurs outside the grocery industry want to convince shoppers that there’s nothing wrong with cosmetically imperfect produce.

The diameter of each Brussels sprout shall not be less than one inch. …
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To Cut Waste, Hamburg Bans Coffee Pods and Plastic
6 months ago

To Cut Waste, Hamburg Bans Coffee Pods and Plastic

A 150-page report released by the city of Hamburg, Germany called the Guide to Green Procurement stated, “Coffee pods cause unnecessary resource consumption and waste generation. Besides plastic, they often …
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Reality Check: What a World Without Bees Looks Like
6 months ago

Reality Check: What a World Without Bees Looks Like

Bees play a critical role in our food system, pollinating a majority of the foods we eat every day, unfortunately, the pesticides used on many of these crops are killing …
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Mammography is Unjustified
6 months ago

Mammography is Unjustified

The Cochrane review1 on screening mammography and an accompanying editorial2 published in the October 20, 2001 issue of the Lancet have created an emotionally charged stir in the medical business and many responses …
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Reducing Food Waste For Climate Change
7 months ago

Reducing Food Waste For Climate Change

It’s easy not to think about food waste when your rotting tomatoes and days-old casserole dishes are hidden away in the back of the refrigerator—out of sight, out of mind. …
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Conventional Strawberries Rank #1 With Most Pesticides
12 months ago

Conventional Strawberries Rank #1 With Most Pesticides

Nearly all strawberry samples—98 percent—tested by federal officials had detectable pesticide residues. Forty percent had residues of 10 or more pesticides and some had residues of 17 different pesticides. Some …
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The Farm Bill: What You Should Know
4 years ago

The Farm Bill: What You Should Know

An interview with Noah Gittell, Director of Government Affairs of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Q: For those readers who may not be familiar with PCRM, can you tell …
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McCartney: Meat Free Monday to help the planet
5 years ago

McCartney: Meat Free Monday to help the planet

Everything we do, take, eat, or buy has a carbon footprint, and therefore an impact on climate change. Food production is, in fact, a major contributor. Agriculture as a whole …
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