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U.S. Honey Business Facing Pesticide Issues   

By Larraine Roulston: The pesticide glyphosate, developed by Monsanto, is being sprayed on U.S. agricultural lands. This pesticide, recently classified as a probable human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, prompted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test foods. The FDA aims to establish and validate testing methodology for …

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The 5 Most Polluted Foods to Buy Organic

By Fredrica Syren aka Green Mom: Let’s face it — food is expensive. I know that as much as anyone because I feed a family of five, 5 meals a day (breakfast, snack, lunch, another snack and dinner) 7 days a week. Now, if you factor in organic food to …

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Health Benefits of Ginger

By Larraine Roulston: The history of ginger goes back 2000 years to Chinese medicine. Ancient Romans, as well, widely used ginger. Today, with ginger’s popularity and availably, we too can give our immune systems a boost — especially during the upcoming winter months. Ginger, with its important natural oil containing gingerol, has …

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Chipotle, Foodborne Illnesses, and Sustainability

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Food safety is a complex process. It is also an industry that must constantly adapt to our changing technology and food supply. As consumers, we expect the foods we purchase and prepare to be safe and not to make us sick: however — from bacterial contamination …

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Pulses to the Rescue

By Larraine Roulston: Beans. Peas. Favas. Chickpeas. Lentils. Good for your health. Great for the environment. Amazingly delicious to eat! These unassuming members of the pulse family are impressively resilient and will stand up to the effects of climate change. In order to educate people about their rich value, the …

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Benefits of Elderberry Syrup and Recipe

By Fredrica Syren: Last winter all three kids and I got sick at the same time. We ended up with a loooooong three weeks of coughing, sneezing and that overall icky feeling. My friend Corri brought me a bottle of her homemade elderberry syrup to help with the cough and to …

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The Importance Of Healthy Lunch For Children

By Dawn Matthews Food is something I am passionate about. My father and grandmother always instilled in me the way family comes together, the way you nurture one another through the preparation, the cooking, and the eating, and just the sharing of food and time at the table. Every day …

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Going Meatless One Meal a Week to Help Save the Planet

By Fredrica Syren: I know that whenever I talk about eating less meat people start to roll their eyes at me because, well, I’m a vegan, so “of course I want everyone to join me in the vegan life.” Actually, the truth is that I tend not to preach a …

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Avocado—The Green Gem

By Fredrica Syren:   After living in Sweden for 3 years, we just moved to sunny San Diego; and the very first thing I did when I arrived was … eat an avocado! Yes, for 3 years I have endured not only a colder climate but also bad avocados (at least that’s my opinion). Avocado is one of the purest foods ever and can be eaten …

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Redefining Beautiful Fruits & Veggies    

By Larraine Roulston: In a league of their own are classy carrots with a twist, popular potatoes sporting scars, delicious apples decorated with dimples, and beets boasting blemishes. These fruits and vegetables with character are beautifully nutritious from the inside out! Due to an aggressive attempt to combat food waste, …

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