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US legislation proposes chemical safety reform in consumer products

US legislation proposes chemical safety reform in consumer products

By Eartheasy.com, Posted November 5th, 2010

The “Safe Chemicals Act of 2010” requires safety testing of all industrial chemicals, and puts the burden on industry to prove that chemicals are safe in order stay on the market.

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Soils and Souls: The promise of The Land

Soils and Souls: The promise of The Land

By Robert Jensen, Posted October 18th, 2010

We must ask how we can construct an economy that can balance what is biologically and physically possible with what is socially and ethically desirable.

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Medicines from Nature

Medicines from Nature

By Joanna Eede, Resurgence Magazine, Posted September 10th, 2010

From painkillers to malaria treatments, Western medicine has much to thank tribal peoples for. But unless we protect their land rights, we will lose not only their vast knowledge of medicinal plants but also many cures we have yet to discover, warns Joanna Eede.

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Environmentally caused cancers are ‘grossly underestimated’

Environmentally caused cancers are ‘grossly underestimated’

By Marla Cone, Environmental Health News, Posted July 19th, 2010

Outdated estimates fail to take into account many newer discoveries about people’s vulnerability to chemicals.

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6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World

6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World

By Paul Stamets, Posted July 7th, 2010

Profound solutions which benefit humankind may come from seemingly insignificant species…

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6 reasons to avoid using “weed ‘n feed” on your lawn

6 reasons to avoid using “weed ‘n feed” on your lawn

By Eartheasy, Posted June 29th, 2010

For the health of our families, neighbors and our environment, pesticide use should be a measure of last resort. Especially when there are safe alternatives.

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6 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Pesticides

6 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Pesticides

By Eartheasy, Posted May 20th, 2010

While the use and prevalence of pesticides is increasing, the long-term health implications are still being studied. Here are 6 ways to limit your exposure to potentially harmful pesticides.

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COPD – It can take your breath away

COPD – It can take your breath away

By Angela Carmen, Posted May 18th, 2010

If this story can help one person decide to stop smoking, or one person to stop using chemicals in their home or yard, or one person to change their unhealthy lifestyle, or see a doctor for untreated breathing problems; then Nancy’s story will have been worth writing.

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Junk food turns rats into food junkies

Junk food turns rats into food junkies

By ScienceNews, Posted April 28th, 2010

“This is the most complete evidence to date that suggests obesity and drug addiction have common neurobiological underpinnings,” says study coauthor Paul Johnson of the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida.

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Fruits and vegetables yielding fewer nutrients than in the past

Fruits and vegetables yielding fewer nutrients than in the past

By Greg Seaman, Posted May 1st, 2009

While modern farming tecniques are producing larger and more perfect fruits and vegetables, the yield in terms of nutrients is declining.

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Why having more no longer makes us happy

Why having more no longer makes us happy

By Bill McKibben, Posted April 2nd, 2009

The formula of human well-being used to be simple: Make money, get happy. So why is the old axiom suddenly turning on us?

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Having a voice makes people happy

Having a voice makes people happy

By Frances Moore Lappe, Yes Magazine, Posted March 10th, 2009

“I have to feel I am doing something to address the roots of suffering,” he replied, “or I couldn’t be happy.”

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Can organic farming feed the world?

Can organic farming feed the world?

By The Organic Consumers Association, Posted January 30th, 2009

A summary of research suggests that organic agriculture could potentially supply global food needs.

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Induction Cooking

Induction Cooking

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

Induction cooking uses 90% of the energy produced compared to only 55% for a gas burner and 65% for traditional electric ranges.

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Feeding Our Future

Feeding Our Future

By Michael Ableman, Posted January 28th, 2009

Imagine a world where students could plant, harvest and cultivate the foods they eat in their school cafeterias.

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Family Values and Food Sustainability

Family Values and Food Sustainability

By Carlo Petrini, Slow Food, Posted January 28th, 2009

Ensuring good food for all in the future means looking to the ways of the past.

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Let fish go to your head

Let fish go to your head

By Leslie Beck, Posted January 28th, 2009

Fish is great brain food. Minimize its contaminants by choosing the right kinds.

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BottleMania – How water went on sale and why we bought it

BottleMania – How water went on sale and why we bought it

By Elizabeth Royte, Posted January 28th, 2009

Elizabeth Royte’s new book explains why bottled water is one of the greatest marketing coups of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Organic produce may soon be cheaper than conventional produce

Organic produce may soon be cheaper than conventional produce

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

The inexorable rise in oil prices leads to higher costs for chemical fertilizers.

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The 100-mile diet

The 100-mile diet

By Jeff Nield, The Tyee, Posted January 28th, 2009

Your body will thank you, because local also means nutritious.

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