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The Ugly Truth About Store Bought Raw Milk

I am a city girl.  My knowledge of farms is almost non-existent. I have never been on one, and the only exposure I have had to farm animals has been at county fairs or children’s petting zoos.  I know that sounds pretty lame for someone who loves animals more than anything else on the planet. […]

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Beware of “AminoSweet”

AminoSweet – The “Natural” Sweetener That Could Kill You There is a new “natural”  sweetener on the market that isn’t really new, or for that matter, natural.  It is called AminoSweet.  And while the name sounds innocent enough, it is anything but sweet.  Using this “natural” sweetener could have a very bitter end. AminoSweet is […]

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Why You Should Buy Fair Trade Products

Fair Trade Food is Obtained Ethically If you tend to shop in health food stores, you have probably noticed more and more food  labeled  “Fair Trade” over the past few years.   Originally, Fair Trade labeling was used mostly on coffee products.  Now, Fair Trade products are encompassing everything from foods such as tea, coffee, […]

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Weird Animal Products in Food

Fish Bladders in Your Wine Anyone? Whether you are a vegan or not, some of the ingredients that are being added to everyday foods just isn’t right. Did you know that fine wines, and even some beers, contain fish bladder membranes?  I have to admit, this is the first time I have ever been glad […]

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The Massacre of Bees

Canadian Bee Keepers Sue Pesticide Manufacturers Earlier this month, Canadian beekeepers filed a class-action lawsuit against two pesticide manufacturers in the Ontario Supreme Court. Dozens of beekeepers are joining forces and seeking $400 million in damages for the devastation on bee colonies caused by neonicotinoid pesticides. What Are Neonicotinoid Pesticides? The class of pesticides called […]

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Chicken Producer Removes Antibiotics

Why Chickens Need Antibiotics There was big news this week when America’s third largest poultry producer, Perdue Farms,  announced at a press conference in Washington, DC, that they were completely stopping the use of antibiotics in all chicken hatcheries. It is excellent to hear that pressure from  advocacy groups, consumers and alternative health media is […]

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Would You Like a Cup of Tea With Pesticides?

Your Favorite Tea May Be Toxic Tea has been used for thousands of years in cultures around the world for both medicinal and social purposes.  Unfortunately, many of the teas on the market today are full of pesticides, toxins, GMO’s and even artificial flavors. Conventional Teas Is your tea toxic?  If you are not drinking […]

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Feeling Confused About Meat Food Labels?

How are Certified Organic Animals Raised? If you are a meat eater and care about labels, you probably want to do the right thing and eat animals that were raised humanely. It seems to be  a common misconception that certified organic meat means the animals eats organic food and lives an organic life (i.e. on […]

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