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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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What Is Healthy Food?—FDA To Redefine “Healthy”

By Fredrica Syren aka Green Mom: What is healthy food, really? With so many different “diets” like paleo, raw, vegan and so many more in today’s society, everyone has an opinion about what healthy food is — and they are all different, depending who you ask. Even between my friends …

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Why Are Fermented Foods So Good for Us? Plus: Recipes

By Kim Robson: Fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and pickled veggies are some of the best ways to ingest natural probiotics. Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, that live safely in the digestive tract. Probiotics are vital for proper absorption and digestion of food, and …

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New GMO Food Labeling Bill

By Kim Robson:  Regular visitors to Green Mom know that we’ve been following the issue of the relative safety and labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The United States is the world’s largest consumer of foods made with genetically altered ingredients. Many popular processed foods are made with soybeans, corn and other crops whose genetic …

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