Young Student Answers Organic Debate With Fruit Flies

By Heather Callaghan When Dallas-based 16-year old Ria Chhabra was in middle school, she overheard her parents debating the value of organic versus conventional produce. She decided to put the debate to rest and win the local science fair. She discovered that organic had more vitamin C than what we call conventional produce (with pesticides)….

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Tips for Understanding and Avoiding Food Waste

By Jonathan Parker You’ve probably heard it before. ‘Americans waste too much food!’ And while that may be true, it might not necessarily mean what you think. It’s easy to imagine a family cheerily cleaning out their refrigerator every week, tossing hundreds of pounds of perfectly good food into the trash to be shipped off to…

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Lawyer Helps Feed Baby After Nursing Mom’s Arrest For Minor Code Violation

By Heather Callaghan Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is reporting a story that is quite incredible – start to finish. How far would your lawyer go to make sure your baby was fed during your arrest and raise a storm to get you out? Something we don’t think about – what happens when police arrest a…

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Can Positive Thinking Really Improve Your Health?

By Jonathan Parker As soon as you think you can’t possibly succeed, “every cell in your being will be deflated and give up the fight and everything really will move in the direction of failure.” -Daisaku Ideda Can a positive attitude and hopeful outlook really improve health and wellness? It may seem like a long shot…

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It’s On: The Next Flu Pandemic Fear Campaign Is Quietly Evolving And It’s Well Underway

By Dave Mihalovic They have it down to a science. The orchestrators of flu pandemic fear campaigns know precisely how much lead time they require to initiate a launch before the start of the next flu season. It turns out, that period is about seven months. This time it’s about a mutated bird flu strain…

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Recipe: Raw Cheesecake With Fruit Sauce

By Erin Schumacher Who says delicious desserts can’t be healthy? A delicious alternative to cheesecake. Combining honey, coconut oil, vanilla and other ingredients to form an amazing center, topped with fresh fruit! All ingredients organic unless stated otherwise. For the Crust: 2 cups raw macadamia nuts 1/2 cup dates, pitted 1/4 cup dried coconut For the…

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