Posted on July 27, 2015 by Envirothink
The demand for organic foods continues to grow. But should we blithely accept something that’s USDA certified as safe?
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Posted on June 5, 2015 by Envirothink
Today is World Environment Day. This isn’t a take-off-from-work holiday and probably a lot of folks may not even be aware of it at all. But as more awareness grows about climate change, the growing worldwide drought and ensuing water scarcity, it’s important to note that what we do has an impact on our surroundings – on our environment and particularly on the availability and drinkability of clean water.
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Posted on June 1, 2015 by Envirothink
Living a healthy lifestyle and being healthy encompasses factors like regular exercise and reducing stress. But it all starts with the quality of the food we eat.
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Posted on April 27, 2015 by Envirothink
Superfoods – those grains, nuts and fruits that are chock full of antioxidants and other critical nutrients we need – have gained a lot of press – and shelf space at the local supermarket. But contrary to common perception, they’re not all super expensive or imported.
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Posted on February 27, 2015 by Envirothink
Photo by TPMartins, flickr
Chew on this – The nutritional value of food has dropped as much as 50 percent from what it was a generation ago.
Taking a bite into the ‘why?’ Continue reading
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Posted on February 6, 2015 by Envirothink
In a stunning announcement, Breyer’s, the mega-giant ice cream company, says it will stop using milk from cows treated with the controversial hormone rBST. The artificial growth hormone, which stands for recombinant bovine somatotropin, is a genetically engineered hormone that farmers inject into cows to increase milk production. It’s been linked to a number of serious health problems in cows, and in humans who drink the cows’ milk.
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