Eating Eco-Friendly & Organic

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  • What’s in Processed Foods? The Products, the Controversy

    Does monk fruit extract replace the sugar in your snack? Does that toaster pastry contain specialized yeast extracts to lower the salt content? How about algae-based flour in your pizza roll fat or corn fiber and synthetic fruit flavoring in your...
    By Andrea Campbell December 5, 2014 

  • Where Did the Idea of ‘Real Food’ Originate?

    From “clean eating” to “non-GMO” to “caveman diets,” the latest health trend — the search for “real food” — seems like it might require a glossary all its own. But where did this concept of “real...
    By Doug Austin April 30, 2014 

  • How Bad Is BPA?

    You may have heard that BPA is dangerous to our health and even gone out of your way to purchase BPA-free water bottles. However, claims about the hazards may be exaggerated. How bad is BPA for us really and what is a common sense approach to its...
    By Andrea Campbell January 22, 2014 


  • Would You Like a Side of Contraceptives with that Glass of Water?

    It has long been recognized that traces of pharmaceuticals and contraceptives appear in our drinking water. Although the EPA has not officially recognized this issue as an emergency, many of us are still concerned about the safety of ingesting chemicals...
    By Kevin Davis December 20, 2013 

  • Beef: Grown in a Test Tube

    Cultured beef is created from the muscle tissues of a healthy cow and grown in the lab. Food critics have tried it, and found the flavor to be somewhat lacking. However, the experiment continues, and some think it's just a matter of time until it...
    By Lindsay Williams December 19, 2013 

  • Are GMOs the Answer to World Hunger?

    Monsanto claims that their genetically modified food products are good for the environment and for people. However, their products prove to be difficult and expensive to produce, with little of the health benefits they claim.
    By Lindsay Williams December 17, 2013 


  • The Realities of Backyard Chickens

    It may seem like a fun and healthy endeavor to raise your own chickens for eggs, however those who go into the project uneducated may end up having to find a new home for their poultry. Learn some important facts about backyard chickens.
    By Lindsay Williams November 15, 2013 

  • Does it Make Sense to be a Locavore?

    Eating local is a no brainer, right? There are so many benefits: less emissions due to transporting food, fresher produce and supporting local businesses. Sounds great, but it is unfortunately not that easy to calculate environmental impact. There...
    By Green Steve September 20, 2012 

  • Make Your Own Grain Mill to Create Nutritious Flour

    Freshly baked loaves of homemade bread from the oven gives your home an aroma that can't be beat. Spending time making the bread is worth every minute when you are finally able to bite into that first piece, butter oozing off the sides. Make bread...
    By Vicki Perry August 23, 2011 

  • Is Stevia a Healthy Alternative to Sugar?

    Stevia, an herb member of the chrysanthemum plant is a good source of sweetener with likely potentials as healthy alternative to sugar. It’s eco-friendly and safe, yet up to now the US, Australia & Eastern Europe still ignore it as a healthier...
    By ciel s cantoria August 15, 2011 
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