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Meatless Monday: Cheap Eats for Tough Times

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.11.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

These are challenging days for those of us who eat. Food's expensive. The climate change we're experiencing is killing our crops and is going to make ...

Meatless Monday: Ahoy, Plant-Based Matey -- Holistic Holiday at Sea Sets Sail

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.15.2017 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Neal Barnard, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn and Chef AJ will all be aboard Holistic Holiday at Sea when it sets sai...

These Companies Made Big Money Off Serving Unhealthy School Lunches

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business

At the end of September, lawmakers can choose to renew the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, which was set in place to improve the access to and q...

Fast Food Chains Are Allowed Inside Hospitals In These 15 States

Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Florida and Texas earn a dishonorable mention for being the states with the most fast food locations inside of hospitals, according to a recent report...

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Don't Think Pink―Think Green

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

While KFC and Komen earn millions selling pink buckets of fried chicken and Boar's Head pink-wraps its meats, women could do more to combat breast cancer by convincing their friends and family members to say no to pink-beribboned animal products and yes to the produce aisle.

Meatless Monday: Food Day Puts Real Food On The Menu

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Come join the party this Friday, October 24, the fourth annual Food Day . Sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and partnering wi...

Meatless Monday: The Seed of Something Great -- Seed Food and Wine Festival

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.29.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Wednesday kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month and the celebration's happening in Miami with the debut of Seed Food and Wine Festival. Sponsored b...

Medical School No Longer Using Live Animals In Training Programs

Posted 09.06.2013 | Good News

Score one for the pigs and ferrets. A medical school located just outside the nation's capital, in Bethesda, Md., announced this week that it would...

Thirty Days, Thirty Reasons, Thirty Ways: Go Vegetarian In October!

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Kathy Stevens

So on Monday, October 1, is World Vegetarian Day--the kickoff for Vegetarian Awareness Month than runs throughout October. If you've been toying with the idea of going vegetarian, then let me be your cheerleader, and let the following lists inform and inspire! Good luck...and please share your journey!

Meatless Monday: Cheap Eats For Tough Times

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

On a $33 food budget, "there's nothing extra for indulgences." Standing in the checkout line, "holding my breath, wondering, am I going to have enough money for this, or do the walk of shame and put something back on the shelf -- that was an entirely new experience."

Cock-A-Doodle Poo: What's Really In Our Chicken Meat

Kathy Freston | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

I've known for a long time that chicken can be toxic, but an April article in the New York Times showed that almost half of the chicken in grocery stores is contaminated by E coli, which researchers say is an indicator of fecal contamination.

Group Names The Worst 'Healthy' Fast Food Kids Meals

Posted 06.15.2012 | Parents

McDonald's Executive Chef Dan Coudreaut may not "see anything on the [chain's] menu that's unhealthy" -- but the Physicians Committee for Responsible ...

Obama Told To Stop Eating Fatty Food

Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

President Obama needs to cut back on the fattening photo ops, according to a Washington-based group of doctors. The Physicians Committee for Respo...

Study Says Nearly Half Of Chicken Has E. Coli But Results Questioned

Posted 04.12.2012 | Home

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a non-profit group perhaps best known for in-your-face billboards featuring slogans like "ch...

What Do Hot Dogs Have To Do With Butt Cancer

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

A health group wants Miami to know that hot dogs cause butt cancer. According to a new billboard just installed near Marlins Park, colorectal cance...

How Much Do You Know About Nutrition? (QUIZ)

Posted 04.06.2012 | Healthy Living

You might know your way around some quinoa or a kale salad, but how much do you really know about the basics of nutrition? For all of us culinary know...

VIDEO: 'Hot Dogs Cause Butt Cancer' Billboard Erected On Eisenhower

Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

A billboard recently erected on the Eisenhower Expressway wants Chicagoans to put down one of their favorite foods. The sign reads "Hot Dogs Cause ...

Jo Piazza

What Is Kristin Bauer's 'True' Passion? | Jo Piazza | Posted 12.26.2011 | Celebrity

Watching Kristin Bauer play Pam, the icy vampire on "True Blood," reveals very little about her real, warm-blooded heart. Bauer is a passionate act...

Agricultural Policy Should Fuel Health, Not Epidemics!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

In 2009, USDA spent more than twice as much buying meat and dairy as it did on fruits and vegetables. What that means is that the USDA used taxpayers' money to buy about $1.5 billion worth of meat and dairy.

Meatless Monday: The Year of No Excuses

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Why go meatless? A little mad cow and E.coli in tainted beef here, a little heart disease and cancer there. Americans may love their beef, but it does not love us back.

Animals, Medical Testing and Compassion

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

Is there any circumstance when animal experimentation or the use of animals in medical education would be warranted? "No." That brief, to the point,...

Why Choose Health When You Can Have Dinner in a Bucket?

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Ninety percent of all the 'lifestyle diseases' (stroke, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, some cancers) that plague us are preventable if we just take a minute and think about what we put in our mouths.

Small Good News: No Double-Standard Dining In School Cafeterias

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

It's not for nothing that companies sign up high-profile celebrities to sell their goods: the customer's drawn as much to borrowed élan as to a produ...

White House Angry Over Poster That Invokes Obama's Children

Washington Post | Kate Kilpatrick and Ruth McCann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The posters went up last week, 14 in Union Station. On each of the large displays, a thought bubble rises up from a picture of a beautiful 8-year-old:...

Meatless Mondays: 52 Opportunities for Rejuvenation

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

One of the easiest and most profound ways to improve your health is by skipping meat and thereby eating lower on the food chain every Monday.