Is added sugar worse for us than added salt?

Added sugar is worse for your body than salt.

Published on December 18th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Added sugars are a fact of life if you eat pretty much any processed foods, and we knew that wasn't good news. But a new study revealed that in the battle of white powders, added sugar is even worse for us than added salt... Read More

Agri-business News

Why I Didn’t Return Monsanto’s Phone Call     

Why I Didn’t Return Monsanto’s Phone Call

Published on December 16th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger


A few weeks ago, I received an email from a PR person identifying herself as writing on behalf of Monsanto, the multinational biotech company that’s so vilified, there’s an annual “March Against Monsanto” event... Read More



Last-Minute Gift Idea: Lentil Soup Mix

Published on December 16th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

This lentil soup mix was such a hit the year that I gave it out, that I've used it as gifts a few times since. It's simple to make a big batch, so these jars are a great last-minute gift idea, too... Read More

Coffee + Tea

recycling k cups

Does recycling K-cups make them better?

Published on December 15th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe


Single-cup coffee is incredibly popular right now, but what happens to all of those single-use plastic pods? Does recycling K-cups make them less of an environmental problem... Read More


gmo labeling

Measure 92 Update: GMO Labeling in Oregon Fails by Narrow Margin

Published on December 12th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Menu labeling may be coming soon, but unfortunately GMO labeling in Oregon isn't happening right now thanks to big money from big food. Monsanto, Dow, DuPont and other big food corporations spent $20 million to defeat Measure 92, Oregon's GMO labeling intiative, and it looks like their misinformation campaigns were effective. ... Read More

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