Articles from our Blog:
Certified Organic - What Does it Mean? - understanding the 'organic' label
Fresh Greens in Winter: How to grow sprouts at home - sprouts are the super food of winter
Raising Backyard Chickens: My 8 year-old daughter's egg business - a great project for children
The top 6 benefits of pressure cooking - modern pressure cookers are efficient and safe
Swallowing our Pride - eating competitions take a bite out of us all
Perennial food crops being developed to produce food with less environmental impact
5 tips to reduce your exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals in your diet
Eco-impact of wild seafood less than that of poultry, beef
Eating less meat and dairy has minimal impact on global warming, expert argues
Everything you thought you knew about food is wrong - fiber's bad for you, fat's healthy?
Bottled teas low in health benefits - bottled teas low in antioxidants which make tea healthful
7 Principles for a climate-friendly diet - there is a direct link between our diet and climate change
Nanotech in our food - should we be afraid? - the FDA should be assessing risks
Junk food turns rats into food junkies - evidence points to addictiveness of junk food
Nettle tea - how to make a natural, restorative spring tonic
Recreating the Caveman diet - looking to the past may show the way to a healthier diet
Making apple juice from windfalls - free damaged fruit is easy to come by, and great for juice
Taking urban farming to the next level - pigs, goats, turkeys raised in an urban setting
Study shows progress in rebuilding global fisheries - fisheries management yields positive results
Fruits and vegetables yielding fewer nutrients than in the past - another reason to grow your own
8 ways to join the local food movement - eat well while creating your own food security
Can organic farming feed the world?- recent research is encouraging
Healthy cookware - how to lessen potential risks ...more
How to Simplify Meal Preparation
Planning meals in advance, learning a few cooking shortcuts, and understanding the basics of food safety will enable you to eat better with less effort spent in meal preparation.These skills will last a lifetime and result in healthier meals at lower cost.
Eating Better, for Less
A diet rich in organic foods is healthy, and good for the environment, but the selection at supermarkets can be expensive and limited. Here are strategies for finding local sources of organic foods at the lowest prices.
Meals for Meatlovers
Vegetarian meals are healthier for people
and the planet, but it can be hard for meat-lovers to try vegetarian fare.
These recipes are chosen for those used to hearty, heavier meals.
Some seafood choices are easier on the environment,
and help protect endangered species. You can help support sustainable
fisheries by the choices you make when buying seafood
Pesticide and fungicide residues on some produce
can be a health hazard, especially to children and pregnant women. Here
is a list of which fruits and vegetables have high residue levels, and
how you can make them safer to eat.
Shade Grown Coffee
Enjoy a richer
cup of coffee grown in the traditional manner - shade grown. You'll also
be protecting migratory bird populations and rainforest habitat, while
encouraging organic farming.
Too much meat, especially beef, is hard
on our health and on the environment. Methane is one of the biggest sources
of greenhouse gas, and livestock production accounts for as much as half
of all the water consumed in the U.S. Here are ways to cut back on meat.
Save time and energy
in the kitchen, and give your utility bill a break. You can reduce kitchen
energy usage while exploring new tastes in healthy cuisine.
Spare the environment the cost of
manufacturing and recycling hundreds of cans and bottles. Treat yourself
to your own homemade beer at a fraction of the cost of commercial brands.
uses more energy than any room in the house. Here are simple ways to use your appliances more efficiently, which will lower
your monthly energy bill and help the environment.