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April 7, 2011
Pesticides are a type of poison used on farms to kill pests -- insects and the like. If you aren't careful residues of these poisons can end up in your food and have potentially...
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September 27, 2010
Credit: Kate Gardiner/FlickrAt current fishing rates, many of the world’s major fisheries face potential collapse within the next few decades, leaving shoppers to wonder...
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July 6, 2010
Credit: Eduardo Amorim/FlickrAs our ten-ton diet gets to the halfway point, we come to an uphill portion of the trek—altering your diet. The difficulty here isn’t cost—...
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June 21, 2010
Credit: autan/Flickr The Gulf oil spill is making Americans think twice before tossing some shrimp on the grill this summer and that might not be such a bad thing. After...
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September 17, 2009
Eating fish is a smart choice. It's a lean protein with great health benefits. But sometimes fish can be bad for you, and sometimes it's bad for the environment. Seafood can be...
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August 14, 2009
Desde la infancia se nos dice que debemos beber al menos ocho vasos de agua diarios. Lamentablemente más y más estadounidenses beben los ocho vasos de agua de las botellas de...
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June 23, 2009
Cuando decidí unirme al siglo 21 y compre un nuevo iPhone la lista de motivos para hacer la compra, la encabezó el atractivo de la iAPP (tal vez excusas). Y entre el montón...
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May 16, 2009
Your health and safety are in your own hands—it’s a truism, but one that some in the packaged food industry are too ready to promote. According to The New York Times, ConAgra,...
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January 4, 2010
You're in the store, looking for shampoo. Many of them claim to be cruelty-free, but one bottle has a little bunny that with a few swish marks appears to be leaping off the bottle...
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October 12, 2009
  Whether from irrigation, processing or animal feed, our meals drinks up a lot of water before they reach the dining room table. So which is better—an apple or an orange—when it...
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September 18, 2009
Consumer concern, raised by reports that polycarbonate plastic bottles leach a hormone-disrupting chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA), has driven some manufacturers to switch to other...
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September 17, 2009
Want to know whether the fish you are buying was sustainably harvested? Find out how it was caught; there are good methods and not-so-good methods.
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September 17, 2009
Here's a look at the five most popular U.S. seafood items, as ranked by the National Fisheries Institute, and a quick and easy checklist of what to look for when shopping:
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September 30, 2009
I would love to buy fresh, homegrown farmers' market produce, but I worry about the substances the grower uses to protect plants from pests and fertilizer. Not all farmers'...
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September 21, 2009
If plastic #7 is bad, then what number for five-gallon water storage jug would be good, and where can we get one?  
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September 21, 2009
I normally drink bottled water by Nestle Purified, Fiji, and Zephryhills Spring Water because of the taste. How do I find information about which bottled water has less chemicals...
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