BPA is a great concern to many people these days, and for good reason. BPA is a hormone disruptor that can considerably harm one’s health. BPA has been linked to endocrine disruption in animals and in some human studies (see links on the bottom for more on that). How to avoid BPA? Take a look…
Numerous top MMA fighters are vegetarian. Why?
We have a great post going up tomorrow morning on the USDA’s recent approval of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) — “genetically engineered” (“GE”) if you live in Europe — sugar beets and GM alfalfa from Ken Roseboro, editor of The Organic & Non-GMO Report. It will cover health concerns (based on scientific studies), environmental concerns, legal concerns, considerable threats to organic farmers and consumers, and the USDA’s decision to ignore public concerns and comments from hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens. But I wanted to chime in on this with a few comments of my own.
You’ve heard all the obvious benefits of urban trees — shading buildings, sheltering wildlife, filtering air pollution, stopping erosion. A new Portland study suggests a more surprising benefit: healthier newborns. Researchers used satellite images to compare tree cover around the…
I used to eat a lot more tofu (and soy, in general) than I do today. I really don’t eat it that much these days. But I do love a hearty tofu-oriented dish from time to time.
Check out the many health benefits of avocados and my most common guacamole dish (or dishes).
Marion Nestle of Food Politics weighs in on a Harvard School of Public Health forum on “who decides what your children eat.” She makes some very compelling points supporting the recent Happy Meal toy ban in San Francisco.
Not the most common food, but an interesting and tasty one, I thought I’d look into the health benefits of wheat berries a bit and share them with you, along with the recipe for a good wheat berry dish — which my partner, Marika, just made and I am actually eating as I write this.
What are the biggest benefits of bicycling? Of course, there are the environmental benefits and the fact that bicycling is many times cheaper than driving or even riding transit. One more obvious benefit, however, is that it is great for…
While many have raised concerns to the EPA and FDA about triclosan, their concerns have primarily been ignored.