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Red Meat Could Be Taxed in Denmark

By Kim Robson: Denmark may be considering a nationwide tax on red meat. According to the Danish Council for Ethics, an influential government think tank, climate change has become an “ethical issue” and people should be obliged to change their eating habits. To this end, they have proposed adding a …

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Go Nuts For Soap Nuts

By Fredrica Syren: For the past 10 years we only use soap nuts for our laundry. What is a soap nut you might wonder? Soap nuts or also known as soapberries, actually are a fruit from a bush native in India and Nepal. The outer shell of the soap nut contains …

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Impact of Global Warming on Human Health 

By Larraine Roulston:  For decades scientists have been aware that human health will be affected by climate change. During the 1980s, both Time Magazine and National Geographic featured special issues related to our ailing planet. Sadly, it has taken until now for politicians to wake up to this reality and share widely …

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Why Don’t Europeans Refrigerate Their Eggs?

By Kim Robson: Look around a typical kitchen in Europe, and you’ll likely see something sitting out on the counter or table right alongside onions or fruit: fresh eggs. Shop in any European supermarket, and you’ll see cartons of fresh eggs sitting out at room temperature right next to other …

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Camping Tips for Beginners

You’ve been looking forward to this for a while. A long weekend of camping with your family, who get to learn about nature by being a part of it for a couple of nights. The lack of bathroom and shower facilities will certainly come as a shock to them, especially …

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Healing Morning Sickness The Natural Way

By Valerie Yoder A few months ago, I learned I am pregnant with my second child. My partner and I thought, “Hooray! New baby!” — and then the nausea set in. I had pretty severe nausea during my first pregnancy but was able to get through it by sleeping in, …

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Cowspiracy — The Sustainable Secret

By Fredrica Syren:  Last week I went to a talk by Kip Andersen, the filmmaker behind the controversial documentary Cowspiracy. This movie is the first of its kind and a real eye opener, documenting how, of all the different businesses around the world, factory farming is the number one most …

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Has Your Seafood Been Caught by Slaves?

By Amanda Wilkes: If you buy or have bought seafood from your local grocery chain, or have eaten it at your favorite fish house, then you most likely have eaten seafood caught by slaves. Unfortunately, until now there has been no way of knowing which is “clean” fish (fish not …

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Toxic Free Kids–Chemicals Lurking In Sleepwear

By Fredrica Syren As I learn more about toxins in our lives and how to try reducing them for my family it’s amazing to think about how we take for granted that what our kids sleep in is safe from toxins and how deceptive that can be. When my daughter was …

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Edible Packaging — Pizza Box Pizza

By Larraine Roulston: Thinking outside the box — rather, about eating it — was exactly what Sean Berthiaume at Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn, NY, did. In order to reduce the waste by discarding the large volume of cardboard delivery boxes, Berthiaume, one of the three owners, created a pizza box out …

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