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Have A Sweet New Year With Less Sugar

Bill & Claire Wurtzel | Posted 02.27.2013 | Taste
Bill & Claire Wurtzel

I don't sweeten coffee, tea or cereal, rarely drink soda, and avoid foods with "added sugar" labels.

Eco Etiquette: 10 Wow-'Em Green Gifts Under $25 (PHOTOS)

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Every purchase comes with its price for the planet, whether it's the natural resources used to create it, the energy expended to manufacture it, the fuel used to ship it, or the waste created when disposing of it (not everything can be recycled forever).

Movie Therapy For Mindless Eaters

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Movies aren't just entertaining. Every now and then a good flick can teach you something important and transform your feelings and actions.

Meet Meatless Monday

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Millions of folks have joined the Meatless Monday movement and its British cousin, which share two simple goals: healthier people and a healthier planet.

You Are What You Eat: Food Inc. Brings Food to the Forefront

Tracy Hepler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tracy Hepler

Looking at today's society it seems clear that when it comes to our food and nutrition, our priorities are out of whack. We need a wake up call and Food, Inc. is just that.

Vegan Living: Vegan Brunch

Katie Molinaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Katie Molinaro

Breakfast hasn't been as interesting since I went vegan and gave up bacon, scrambled eggs and Entenmann's Raspberry Danish Twist.

Fresh -- New Thinking About What We're Eating

Ana Joanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ana Joanes

It is not only the pig whose pig-ness we need to respect, but the Ana-ness of Ana. By learning to respect and embrace the truth of who I am, I too can find my place and role in this world.

Real Food Rehab: The Best Tasting Food On Earth

Dana Joy Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dana Joy Altman

Your local farmers' market is where you will find the most beautiful, wonderful tasting, alive, fresh foods you can possibly get your hands on.

Operation Salad: Take 1

Johanna Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Johanna Smith

So now my seeds are all set up on windowsills around my apartment. Nothing much seems to have happened yet. I spritz them daily and hope that something green transpires shortly.

Sowing the Seeds of Change

Liane Weintraub | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liane Weintraub

Having planted an organic vegetable garden and seen the impact on my own family, I feel a kinship of spirit toward Michelle Obama that seems to grow day-by-day.

It's Time to Take the Pharma Out of Farming

Steve Ells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Ells

Antibiotic use is not a prerequisite to life on the farm, but rather a threat to life itself. Let's preserve these drugs for the sick animals and humans who need them.

Michelle Obama's Fresh Food Bail Out

Liz Neumark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Neumark

The goal is to inspire young people to discover good nutrition through joyful, delicious experiences with healthy and seasonal fruits and vegetables.

A Feast for the Eyes: Chicago's Feed a Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock and Roll

Tate Gunnerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tate Gunnerson

Cozy, colorful and 100% country, the place ain't fancy but it's got a constantly changing style as friends and regular customers regularly bring in poultry and/or country-centric gifts.

First Foie Gras Ban, Then Trans Fats, Now All Meat?

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Can you imagine the city built by the Amalgamated Meat Cutters going meatless for a month? Can you see Da Coach wandering from table to table at Ditka's selling grilled tofu during the playoffs?

Orange is Greener When It's Organic

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

PepsiCo learned that it wasn't running the Tropicana factory or transporting juice containers, but the nitrogen fertilizers they used that were the primary carbon emissions culprit.

American Cheese Mongers: the New Curds on the Block

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Flora Lazar

Time to show that the artisan cheese industry in the US is more than a lot of hot air from the Slow Food and sustainable agriculture movements.

The BBQ is Over...

Hillary Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hillary Newman

The FDA is also not required to label when food comes from genetically engineered animals. Without clear labeling, many may soon be feeding their families manipulated animals.

The One Unchanging Rule of Health

Anne Dunev | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dunev

Improve your nutrition. This is the one thing you can always do which is never ill-advised and will always improve your condition.

FOOD MATTERS: Mark Bittman's New Book Includes Philosophy As Main Ingredient | AMY CULBERTSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Indeed, Bittman is the most commonsensical of food writers, though it's clear that he loves to eat and that his palate has high standards. So when he ...

Heather Mills Gives $1 Million Of Vegan Food To Bronx Kids: VIDEO

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Former model and former wife of Sir Paul McCartney, Heather Mills doled out $1 million worth of vegan food to underprivileged children in the Bronx. T...

Community Supported Agriculture: Green Food At Your Doorstep

Huffington Post | Johanna Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Short of tilling your own backyard, joining a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme is perhaps the most effective way you can green your eating...

10 Ways To Prepare For A Post-Oil Society

Newsmax | James Howard Kunstler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the public arena, essayists often are criticized for not offering solutions to our looming energy crisis. Here are some suggestions for those tired...

5 Dangerous Green Myths

Treehugger | Matthew McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Can you tell the difference between eco fact and eco fiction? With the green movement growing in momentum, we frequently come across any number of sta...

Test-Tube Meat, AKA Shmeat, Hydroponic Meat, PETA Approved

Huffington Post | Johanna Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

INTRODUCING SHMEAT Meat that is grown/ concocted in a test tube is also known as in vitro meat, victimless meat, vat-grown meat, hydroponic meat, cul...

Local Vegetables Steal The Show In Thanksgiving Side Dishes

New York Times | Kim Severson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A neighbor stopped by the other day to talk about her Thanksgiving plans. Last year, she didn't really give the meal much thought. She bought a turkey...