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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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Healthy Grilling

By Kim Robson: We’re getting into heat wave season, and recently I have discovered the joys of outdoor grilling. To be able to cook without heating up the house any further is a godsend. Plus, the food smells and tastes incredible. And it’s SO easy if you just remember a …

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WeWork Strives to Become Meat Free 

By Larraine Roulston: WeWork’s global network of shared office locations has designed its workspaces for employees to experience the nurturing effects of creativity, innovation and productivity. The company states that “workspace is our craft,”and provides its employees with an environment of natural light, comfort and inspiration. Whereas most offices offer …

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The Hefty Price of Cheap Food

By Fredrica Syren: In a world where consumers want more for less money, it’s no wonder businesses and producers feel that the way to make more money is by taking shortcuts. The meat, egg, chicken and fish industries are no different: in their quest to produce more volume at a …

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Unraveling Egg Labels

By Kim Robson: Unless you’re lucky enough to have a friendly neighbor with chickens who’s selling their excess eggs, you’re probably confused by the baffling array of label designations on egg cartons. They include “cage free,” “free range,” “pasture raised,” “certified humane,” “certified organic,” “vegetarian fed” and “Omega-3 enriched,” among …

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These Quinoa Recipes Will Please Your Whole Family

By Jennifer Landis:  Quinoa is one of the trending ancient grains that pack a powerful punch of protein. In fact, it contains complete protein — that means it boasts all the amino acids your body needs to build muscle. Usually, you find complete protein only in meat, when it’s accompanied …

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Small Scale Farming to Feed the World

By Emma Grace Fairchild: We are in an unusual and unfortunate circumstance in terms of our global food supply. There is a contradiction of rising malnutrition and hunger when obesity and diet related diseases are increasing at the same time. This is happening not only in Western countries but also …

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The Amazing Flaxseed

By Larraine Roulston: Flaxseed has an interesting history. It was first cultivated in Babylon in 3000BC. Believing that it had strong health benefits, King Charlemagne during theearly Middle Ages passed laws requiring his subjects to consume it. Recently,the demand for flaxseed has increased. The Flax Council estimates that in2010, approximately …

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Effective Ways to Wash Pesticides from Food

By Larraine Roulston: Everyone should give fresh fruits and veggies a thorough rinse before eating them. In this world of pesticide use, it is most important to be extra vigilant. Even organic produce is susceptible to being contaminated, as it can host airborne toxins from neighboring fields. Note that food …

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