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Watch How this Incredible Public Food Park Feeds 200,000 a Month

Posted by on September 11, 2015 in Farming & Gardening, Health with 15 Comments
Watch How this Incredible Public Food Park Feeds 200,000 a Month

It is becoming more apparent that we need to begin reclaiming our food supply through small-scale, wide-spread farming practices. We can no longer rely on Big Food to supply us with the nutritious food we need, and we certainly can’t rely on mega chemical companies like Monsanto to feed us with their genetically modified creations. This is why countless communities are embracing the giving art of local farms and supporting local food businesses. One Incredible Edible park in Irvine, California, formerly 7.5 acres of wasted space, is now an edible park that feeds 200,000 people every month!

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Will Medical Marijuana Soon Be Legalized Nationwide?

Posted by on March 16, 2015 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Will Medical Marijuana Soon Be Legalized Nationwide?

A group of bipartisan legislators have recently made an effort to propel medical marijuana to the top, legalizing the plant for medicinal purposes and protecting those working with it from federal consequences.

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Turmeric Compound May Fight Root Cause Behind ‘Thousands of Diseases’

Turmeric Compound May Fight Root Cause Behind ‘Thousands of Diseases’

A newly released study shows how turmeric and its active compound curcumin inflammation – a leading factor for the development of disease.

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How Green Tea Can Destroy Oral Cancer Cells

Posted by on February 10, 2015 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 1 Comment
How Green Tea Can Destroy Oral Cancer Cells

A recent study carried out by Penn state food scientists has shed even more light on green tea’s anti-cancer effects, finding that a compound within the antioxidant-rich beverage may be capable of destroying oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells completely unharmed.

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4 Must-Have Foods for Reducing Inflammation Naturally

Posted by on February 5, 2015 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
4 Must-Have Foods for Reducing Inflammation Naturally

Here are 4 foods that are must-haves for reducing inflammation naturally – and they come with numerous other benefits.

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Man Builds 2 Earth Dome Cabins for Less than $10,000 (Pictures)

Posted by on January 27, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Man Builds 2 Earth Dome Cabins for Less than $10,000 (Pictures)

Mike Barrett: Are you interested in exploring alternative means of sustainable living, but don’t think it can be done? Though not as common as it should be, many individuals choose to live off-the-grid and rely on themselves by collecting rainwater, planting gardens, using alternative energy, and more. People are even building their own little ‘Earth dome’ houses. Want to see what I’m talking about? Check out these pictures and video below.

Evolving from historic military bunker construction techniques, Earthbag building is a relatively inexpensive method of construction that uses limited resources at a low cost. The technique uses natural materials (usually local), such as sturdy stacks filled with inorganic material. Subsoil that contains enough clay to become cohesive when tamped, gravel, sand, or volcanic rock are common materials used for Earthbag building.

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