Archive | Food and Drink

Charcoal is out. What’s in – and Eco?



If you're still grilling with charcoal, I've only got one question for you: Why? Most grills use either natural gas, propane, charcoal, or electricity. Of these options, charcoal emits more carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and soot than any of the others. "Charcoal grills and lighter fluid also contribute more to ground-level ozone [smog]", says Ana […]

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How to Keep Drinking Water Safe for You and Your Family (Bottled Water is Not the Answer)



Being able to get clean, safe drinking water straight from the tap is a right we're all entitled to. Yet today's news stories report, once again, that the water we drink every day may contain dangerous chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, and other illnesses. This time, the chemical in question is a compound called […]

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We’re Drinking the Same Water as Cleopatra. Is It as Clean?



Did you get a drink or throw in a load of laundry before starting to read this blog, written in honor of Blog Action Day? You probably could have, given the easy access most of us have to clean water. One person of every three on the planet today isn't nearly so fortunate, according to the […]

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Salmonella-poisoned eggs make a strong argument for local, organic, family farms.



I love eggs, but I hate food poisoning more. I'm betting so do the more than 2,000 people who have been sickened by eating tainted eggs produced by factory chicken farms in Iowa. After all, no one I know enjoys the impact salmonella has on their digestive tract, since it induces vomiting, dizziness, diahrrea, fever, abdominal cramps, blood […]

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Join a CSA for Delicious Organic, Locally Grown Food



 If you’re looking for delicious natural, organic food, consider signing up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  CSAs are a great way to enjoy fresh, seasonal produce all summer long while supporting your local farmers. If you’re interested, the time to sign up is now. Here’s how CSAs work: A farmer sells a certain […]

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