Monthly Archives: August 2011

Eat Organic and Save Money

The Green Box Club is a new idea from the Organic Consumers Association. A membership will pool your buying power with others so that you can save 20 to 60% on organic products compared to retail stores. We think it’s a great idea and we hope it thrives.
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Report Urges Securing Water Supply

The worlds water supply could be secured at a price of .16 percent of world GDP in 4 years, according to this new report. Sure sems like a better investment than ICBM’s and aircraft carriers.
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GMO Corn Kills Fish

GMO corn has been promoted as safe for fish. But it’s potentially toxic to the insects that fish eat. This article is a great example of what the author refers to “pushing on a balloon”. You press the ecological balloon in one area and an unintended buldge appears somewhere else.
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Slow Foods Value Meal Challenge

Take back the Value meal with this Slow Foods challenge. This contest hopes to debunk the notion that you can’t eat healthy fresh meals on a budget.
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What Water Should You Drink?

There is somewhat of a debate about what kind of water is the healthiest with people coming down for and against various types of water. This primer is a general over view and gives good guidance on what types of water are best.
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Independent Aspartame Research Is Universally Negative

In a review of Independant quality research shows that almost every study finds serious issues regarding Aspartame. The difference is glaring when you see the independant studies, contrasted with food industry and FDA studies, which give Aspartame a clean bill of health.
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Organic Eating On a Budget

Here is a good short article on food priorities if you are on and budget and still want to shop as organic as possible. Of course all organic would be best.
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9 Fast-Food Beverages to Avoid

Here are some fast food drinks with eye popping calorie counts. The White Castle Shake has the equivalent calories of 10 sliders!
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USDA Hides Dirty Deadly Secret

29 Million Pounds of Antibiotics in Your Meat. That is the amount used every year in the US meat industry. All this overuse of antibiotics has led to drug resistant strains of bacteria. The USDA commissioned a study that has now disappeared from their website which shows how dangerous drug resistant bacteria have become. One conclusion form the study, MRSA now kills more people than Aids in the US.
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Organic Farming Lowers Bacteria Drug Resistance

In what may not be a big surprise for most, a new study proves that organic farming reduces bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics. What really surprised researchers was how large the difference was between Organic and non Organic farms and how fast the change happened when farms went organic.
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