We’ve seen the dirty dozen, but what about the clean 15? Here’s a handy look at the fruit and veggies least likely to be contaminated by pesticides.
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Here’s a round-up of some of the positive environmental stories of 2016 and the promise they hold for 2017.
First Donald Trump was going to scrap the Environmental Protection Agency and now he’s welcomed a climate change denier to head the government body that is already rife with issues.
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These are exciting times for the food justice movement and for those of us who envision a world where we live in harmony with the planet instead of trying to dominate it.
By conserving and empowering the rainforests, we can create healthy and sustainable environments for all organisms. Check out this Tree Activist.
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To what extend does Big Ag influence the way science is researched and reported in order to benefit their corporate agendas and pockets?
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Just in time for National Honeybee Day on August 17, the mainstream media puts a spotlight on honeybees. But what are they neglecting to tell us?
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Many conventional pet food brands feature animal byproducts and low-grade meats unsuited for humans but considered good enough for pet chow.
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Sweden is now building the world’s first “plantscraper” in an attempt to create a new era of farming that’s more sustainable, economical, and resistant to climate change.
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Here’s a preview of how the West Coast would look under as much as 25 feet of water.
Will skyrocketing population levels plunge our grandchildren into an unprecedented environmental crisis?
“…what was missing were the unquantifiables that I was used to getting with food: a sense of renewed vitality, conviviality, delight.”