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The Stinging Truth about Stinging Nettles

By Fredrica Syren: The other day someone told me they found stinging nettle and I could barely contain my excitement. Stingingnettle is one of the earliest green plants to emerge each spring in many cold climates and is worth the hard work of finding them, picking them without getting a …

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The Dangers and Benefits of Dietary Supplements

By Jackie Edwards: In the United States, sixty-eight percent of adults take dietary supplements on a regular basis. While taking various vitamin and mineral supplements certainly can have a positive impact on the overall health of adults and children, with the myriad of different suppliers hawking their vitamins online, consumers need to …

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Why You Should Eat More Beans

By Larraine Roulston: When we enjoy more plant-based foods on our dinner plates, not only will we become healthier, but also our action will have a positive impact on the planet.For centuries, beans have been an important part of our diet. Beans and other legumes, such as chick peas and …

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The Wonderful World of Spinach 

By Larraine Roulston: For years we’ve been told to eat our greens — and for good reason. Dark greens are a good source of dietary fiber. In addition, they contain vitamins K, A (in the form of carotenoids), B1, B2, B6, E and C as well as iron, manganese, folate, …

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How to Become a Reducetarian

By Larraine Roulston: Meet the Reducetarians! They are the folks who lean towards being vegetarians but find it too difficult to make a full commitment. Personally, I love all-veggie meals and always order them in restaurants. I particularly enjoy dinners with my sister, who has been a true vegetarian for …

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Elderflower and Culinary Uses

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Its lacy fragrant blooms and summertime decadence make elderflower a special plant. Easily found in yards and forests for wild harvesting, its light floral nature makes it beautifully suitable for teas, jams, syrups and cordials. Because of its versatility and availability, elderflower is a taste that can …

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Roundup Found in Children’s Breakfast Cereals

By Kim Robson: If you’ve been reading Green Mom articles for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that we are not fans of Big Agribusiness giant Monsanto and their signature product, Roundup weed killer. Recently, a cancer patient who’d used Roundup extensively in his job as a groundskeeper won …

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Genetically Modified Food to Be Labeled by 2020

By Fredrica Syren: Due to cost, more and more of our foods are becoming genetically modified these days. Just a few years ago, the first genetically modified animal protein was FDA approved for sale in stores, and these days it’sin company with genetically modified salmon.The fact is that currently 60%-70% …

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Why Energy Drinks Are Bad for You

By Kim Robson: Once, on a long solo road trip, I picked up a Red Bull energy drink to help me stay alert. That was the one and only time I have tried an energy drink. It tasted so awful that I still can’t believe people actually drink that stuff …

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