What “Equivalent to a USDA Serving of Fruit” Really Means

What “Equivalent to a USDA Serving of Fruit” Really Means

Clif Bar is one of the hottest health snack companies on the market. Their bars for hikers, athletes, women, and even kids are tremendously popular. They also have a line of fruit snacks for kids called Clif Kids. One of … Continue reading

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Buying Organic in Bulk can Save You 89%

Buying Organic in Bulk can Save You 89%

Earlier this week, the Bulk is Green Council (BIG) published a press release with interesting findings about the value of purchasing in bulk. Apparently, buying in bulk is not just healthier for the planet, it is much more cost effective … Continue reading

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More on Meat Labeling

More on Meat Labeling

Yesterday we wrote about the new mandate requiring nutrition labeling for 40 popular cuts of meat. There was quite a discussion in the comment thread and over at our facebook page. Below are some comments and our answer. “I am … Continue reading

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How did Arsenic Get into Organic Baby Formula?

How did Arsenic Get into Organic Baby Formula?

A report published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is calling for tight government standards on Arsenic levels in food. This, after tests have shown high levels of the dangerous toxin in ORGANIC BABY FOOD. This is doubly … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Organic Tomatoes in the Winter

Thoughts on Organic Tomatoes in the Winter

When people buy organic, they know they are not only making a better choice for their family, but also for the planet. Organic farming practices are, after all, sustainable. Turns out that things are not as clear cut. Take a … Continue reading

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Organic Junk Food is Healthier !?

Organic Junk Food is Healthier !?

When it comes to health halos, arguably the biggest one is “Organic”. Please don’t get us wrong, the organic food movement is fantastic, and eating organic food has a multitude of benefits – health, social, and ecological. However, the term … Continue reading

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We’ve all been GMO’ed. Now What?

We’ve all been GMO’ed. Now What?

GMO foods are a hotly debated topic in the past few years, and especially in the last month. We haven’t addressed this issue and thought it might be time to share some thoughts. GMO (Genetically modified organism) or GE (genetically … Continue reading

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How to Buy Bread – Whole Grains [miniseries part 2]

How to Buy Bread – Whole Grains [miniseries part 2]

In the previous post we kicked off with some general guidelines for choosing bread: The first ingredient should be whole grain. The bread should be 100% whole wheat. The fiber count should be 2 or more grams per ounce. sometimes … Continue reading

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What Do Strawberries Have to Do with ADHD Kids?

What Do Strawberries Have to Do with ADHD Kids?

A new study by US and Canadian scientists is linking ADHD to pesticide. Researchers found that kids with high levels of pesticide residue in their urine were more likely to suffer from the challenging attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Unfortunately some … Continue reading

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5 Upbeat Stats About Women’s Healthy Shopping Habits

5 Upbeat Stats About Women’s Healthy Shopping Habits

Lets face it, in most families women are the decision makers when it comes to grocery shopping and nutrition. A recent survey by iVillage and Penton, confirms what we’ve been sensing in our gut over the last few years – … Continue reading

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