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5 Ways to Lose Weight: The Toxic Truth About Gradual Weight Gain

5 Ways to Lose Weight: The Toxic Truth About Gradual Weight Gain

There are countless reasons why people fail to lose weight. Most associate weight gain with consuming too much food and not hitting the gym—but it’s not nearly that simple. Sticking to an organic diet and avoiding prolonged pollution exposure will significantly help one’s body and aid the environment. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Here are five reasons […]

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    Breaking: 9 Arrested After Death-Defying Protest of P&G’s Use of Palm Oil

    Breaking: 9 Arrested After Death-Defying Protest of P&G’s Use of Palm Oil

    In James Bond style, nine Greenpeace activists were arrested Tuesday after they rappelled down Cincinnati’s Procter & Gamble (P&G) skyscraper and hung two large posters protesting P&G’s use of palm oil in its Head & Shoulders products. [youtube //www.youtube.com/embed/UlSA0u8dCCA expand=1] The naturally-occurring oil is typically extracted through widespread deforestation and has pushed exotic animals, like […]

    The New Superfood: Dr. Oz, Dieticians Tout Hemp’s High Nutritional Value

    The New Superfood: Dr. Oz, Dieticians Tout Hemp’s High Nutritional Value

    Move over Cheech and Chong, cannabis is attracting scores of new consumers, but it’s hemp products they’re after, not the intoxicating marijuana buds.  With their high protein content, healthy omega-3 and -6 fats, fiber and anti-inflammatory properties, hemp seeds are a good way to build up all those essential nutrients in one shot. Photo courtesy […]

    Playing Chicken With Our Health

    Playing Chicken With Our Health

    Each year, food poisoning from contaminants like salmonella results in 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths in the U.S. Food inspections in our highly consolidated food system are vital, because once a problem gets into the food supply, it can be weeks before it’s detected. So why do some in Congress support a new […]

    Can the World Feed China?

    Can the World Feed China?

    Overnight, China has become a leading world grain importer, set to buy a staggering 22 million tons in the 2013–14 trade year, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture projections. As recently as 2006—just eight years ago—China had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift? The world’s […]

    America’s Favorite Meat Is Also One of Its Most Lethal Commodities

    America’s Favorite Meat Is Also One of Its Most Lethal Commodities

    Grocery shoppers probably assume the food on display is safe to take home, but in the poultry aisle, that simple assumption could lead people directly into the emergency room. “More deaths were attributed to poultry than to any other commodity,” according to an analysis of outbreaks from 1998 through 2008 by the Centers for Disease […]

    Stop Feeding the Beast and Start Feeding the People

    Stop Feeding the Beast and Start Feeding the People

    Have you ever wondered how anyone makes any money on a $2 bag of nacho-cheese flavored corn chips or a .25¢ apple? Economists and policy wonks have been talking about how we privatize profits and socialize loss here in the U.S. for at least a decade. If your eyes glazed over when you read that, […]