Food & Health

Food Insecurity on the Rise (Infographic)


Food insecurity rose from 10.1% to 14.7% between 1999 and 2009. This means that the number of households that had trouble getting enough food for the family rose by 4.6%. While that took a slight dip to 14.5% in 2010, it is still far too h…

Raising Chickens Is a Patriotic Duty, Uncle Sam Says So

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In cities and towns all over North America, citizens are trying to occupy their own back yards and raise their own chickens, only to have the governments cry fowl play. We recently quoted the mayor of one such town, who said …

Ask Pablo: Which Favorite Holiday Pie Is The Greenest to Bake?

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Dear Pablo: With the holidays approaching, I am wondering which pie is the greenest — pumpkin, apple, or pecan?…Read the full story on TreeHugger

False Advertising Word of the Week: Artisan

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More and more consumers are perusing the aisles of the grocery store in search of both more responsible and more healthful food choices. And while new found interest is certainly a good thing, it’s also motivation for food ma…

Cranberry Juice Beats Extract for Fighting Infection

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Just between you and me, ladies, what do you do when you feel that irritating burn, knowing it can only mean a urinary tract infection? Do you run to the doctor’s office for antibiotics, only to fight the yeast infection…

Ozzy Osbourne Embraces a Vegan Diet

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There will be no more biting the heads off bats for the legendary front man of Black Sabbath. Ozzy Osbourne has gone vegan. Over his nearly 40 year career we’ve seen many layers of Ozzy Osbourne, from his post as the “Godfather of …

PlateTopper Keeps Food Fresh, Makes Tin Foil and Plastic Wrap Obsolete

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Any reasonably green minded person, and most people in general, makes an effort to save leftover food. Usually, that means plastic wrap, tin foil, or Tupperware. Each has its downsides; the first two can be hard to deal wi…

Baked Eggs with Tomato and Sweet Pepper

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This recipe was created by Sabrina Modelle of The Tomato Tart exclusively to pair with a 2009 Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Sangiovese. This medium bodied red is warm and round with red fruits on the nose, and a balanced acidity. It p…

How a Standing Desk Changed My Life

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Lloyd has been writing a lot about standing desks over the past year. While on the first degree it’s more a health issue than a green issue, on the secondary level it touches a lot of green issues; if a greener world incl…

"Why Love One But Eat The Other" Ads Stir Controversy in Toronto Subway System

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They are pretty careful about who gets to put ads up in the Toronto subway system, and animal rights activists usually don’t make the cut. But through September and October, subway riders have come face to face with …