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Top 10 Superfoods – You Might Be Surprised

Top 10 Superfoods – You Might Be Surprised

The term “superfood” has become something of a marketing buzzword in recent years, and many processed food products will boast such ingredients. But don’t be fooled. Processing tends to denature nutrients, so what you end up with is typically a far inferior version compared to the real thing.

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Demystifying Minerals: Which Ones are Truly Essential and Where to Find Them

Demystifying Minerals: Which Ones are Truly Essential and Where to Find Them

Americans are devoid of essential nutrients – explaining one of the highest incidences of disease in all of the industrialized world – despite spending billions on healthcare every year. Much of this void is created by a lack of essential minerals.

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Crickets: The Insect Food of the Future Is Finally Here

Crickets: The Insect Food of the Future Is Finally Here

Insect eating is most often associated with Fear Factor or blustery Food Network gourmands trying grasshoppers and worms in far-off countries. Now, several new companies—including Exo; Bitty Foods, which sells bug baking kits; and Six Foods, which pushes potatolike cricket chips—are winning national distribution. “We realize on some level it is slightly absurd,” says Gabi Lewis, Exo’s co-chief executive officer, from the Manhattan working space he shares with 40 other startups, a ping-pong table, and loads of free beer. “But cricket protein requires 20 percent fewer resources than beef protein,” he says. “If we can make this mainstream, the impact could be enormous.”

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Top 5 GMO Victories To Be Thankful For

Posted by on November 27, 2014 in Farming, GMOs, Health-Wellness, Monsanto with 0 Comments
Top 5 GMO Victories To Be Thankful For

And the fact of the matter is: we are standing up and doing something — and the result is some serious progress. Since 2011, when we declared Monsanto to be NaturalSociety’s Worst Company of 2011 in a worldwide press release, we have seen a major increase in knowledge over the dangers of GMO foods and the corruption of Monsanto. Just walking into Whole Foods I now see major signs alerting customers to the presence of GMOs and how to avoid them.

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Meet the Pro Football Player Who Forfeited $37 Million To Become a Local Farmer

Posted by on November 19, 2014 in Farming, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
Meet the Pro Football Player Who Forfeited $37 Million To Become a Local Farmer

Dropping a $37 million contract and a lifestyle in professional sports, a major NFL center has now chosen to feed his community with sustainable farming over the pursuit of millions through passes and fumbles. And he says he is much happier with the decision.

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Open-Source Greenhouse Enables Smartphone Control of a Veggie Garden

Posted by on November 13, 2014 in Farming, Food and Drink, Health-Wellness, Nutrition with 0 Comments
Open-Source Greenhouse Enables Smartphone Control of a Veggie Garden

What if you could call on an online community to keep everything in in working order when you hit the limits of your gardening prowess? The MEG Open Source Greenhouse is an internet-connected indoor microclimate designed to tap into the collective knowledge of green-thumbs around the world.

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Monsanto’s ‘Director of Millennial Engagement’ Says GMOs Are Cool

Posted by on November 5, 2014 in Farming, GMOs, Health-Wellness, Monsanto with 1 Comment
Monsanto’s ‘Director of Millennial Engagement’ Says GMOs Are Cool

Monsanto, clearly worried about increasing concern for climate change and personal health among young people, hired a “director of millennial engagement,” to convince them that GMOs are great and Monsanto is cooler than the latest hipster band out of Brooklyn.

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Organic and Local: Still the Gold Standard

Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Farming, Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
Organic and Local: Still the Gold Standard

Growing number of conscientious consumers actively seek out the “local” label—and are willing to pay a premium for it—corporations routinely co-opt the term so they can sell more product, at higher prices, in order to increase profit margins by promising (but not actually delivering) added value.

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Big Win! Monsanto Reports $156 Million Loss in Q4 as Farmers Abandon GM Crops

Posted by on October 12, 2014 in Farming, GMOs, Health-Wellness with 2 Comments
Big Win! Monsanto Reports $156 Million Loss in Q4 as Farmers Abandon GM Crops

Have you invested in Monsanto stock like Bill Gates, who owns hundreds of thousand of Monsanto shares worth about $23 million? It might be time to pull out since the company just reported over $156 million in losses for the fourth quarter.

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The Solution Is the Soil: How Organic Farming Can Feed the World and Save the Planet

Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Farming, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
The Solution Is the Soil: How Organic Farming Can Feed the World and Save the Planet

Just over a week ago, the executive director of the Rodale Institute, Mark ‘Coach’ Smallwood, set out from the group’s research farm in eastern Pennsylvania on a 160-mile journey to Washington, DC with a walking stick, a brimmed hat, and a simple but profound message: We can not only stop climate change. We can reverse it.

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10 Easy Monsanto-Free Tips to Get Rid of Weeds

Posted by on October 7, 2014 in Farming, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
10 Easy Monsanto-Free Tips to Get Rid of Weeds

We need to use pesticide- and Monsanto-free ways to rid our gardens and crops of weeds, or more chemicals will be sprayed.
Here are 10 easy ways to boycott Monsanto’s RoundUp chemicals and fight weeds in a sustainable way:

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USDA’s Greenlighting of ‘Agent Orange’ Crops Sparks Condemnation

Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Farming, Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
USDA’s Greenlighting of ‘Agent Orange’ Crops Sparks Condemnation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision this week to approve two new genetically engineered crops is being denounced by watchdog groups as a false solution to herbicide-resistant weeds and a move that threatens human and environment safety alike.

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How You Can Travel the World & Learn About Organic Farming At The Same Time

Posted by on September 9, 2014 in Farming, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
How You Can Travel the World & Learn About Organic Farming At The Same Time

WWOOFING for the uninitiated is an acronym for Willing Workers on Organic Farms. The simple idea behind the concept is to promote awareness of ecological farming practices by living and working on organic farms.

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Why Hillary Clinton is Just Plain Wrong on GMOs

Posted by on August 28, 2014 in Farming, Food and Drink, GMOs, Health-Wellness, Monsanto with 1 Comment
Why Hillary Clinton is Just Plain Wrong on GMOs

Hillary Clinton’s public support of GMOs includes wrongly equating the age-old practice of seed hybridization with modern genetic engineering, in order to make the case that genetic engineering has been around since the beginning of farming.

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Experts Smash Untruths About Glyphosate, GMOs at Beijing Conference

Posted by on August 12, 2014 in Farming, GMOs, Health-Wellness, Monsanto with 0 Comments
Experts Smash Untruths About Glyphosate, GMOs at Beijing Conference

The true harm perpetrated by the makers of GMOs and glyphosate-based herbicides were discussed by experts the last week of July in Beijing at the Food Safety & Sustainable Agriculture (FSSA) Forum.

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