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BuyPartisan App Helps You Vote with Your Wallet

Published on September 18th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

We talk a lot about voting with your wallet, but sometimes it's hard to know where your food dollars are really going. Even when you try to support smaller brands, you never know whether they've just sold to a large corporation that you don't want taking your money... Read More


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A Grocery App to Streamline Your Shopping

Published on September 17th, 2014 | by Cadry Nelson

One of the most useful apps on my phone is a free grocery app called Grocery IQ. As a person who visits the grocery store often, it’s very handy to have my lists all in one place on a device that I always have with me. I can add to it no matter where I am and just pull it out whenever I’m at the store... Read More


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7 Toxic Chemicals in Food and Your Kitchen

7 Toxic Chemicals in Food and How to Ditch Them

Published on September 15th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

If you're a regular reader here, chances are you do your best to avoid harmful chemicals and stock your kitchen with healthy, whole foods. Still, even with the best intentions we sometimes let common toxic chemicals in food, food packaging, and kitchen cleaning supplies sneak in. Here are seven common chemicals that might be lurking in your kitchen... Read More


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Learn How a Refrigerator Works to Conserve Energy in the Kitchen

Published on September 15th, 2014 | by Green Living Ideas

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Knowing how a refrigerator works is a great place to start when it comes to making your fridge and freezer more energy efficient. After all, fridges and freezers account for roughly 6% of the average monthly electric bill. So to help you get a head start on saving both money and energy, we’ve come up with the following guide to help you understand how a refrigerator works... Read More


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A Weight Loss App that Feeds the Hungry

A Weight Loss App that Feeds the Hungry

Published on September 13th, 2014 | by Mary Gerush

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Who couldn't stand to lose a few pounds? What if you had a free weight loss app to help you? And using that app also benefitted your local food bank... Read More


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150 Acre Detroit Urban Farming Project

150 Acre Detroit Urban Farming Project is Coming

Published on September 12th, 2014 | by Chris DeMorro

Last year, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder finally approved a plan to allow Hantz Woodlands to buy and transform 150 acres of empty or decrepit Detroit lots, and turn them into the world’s largest urban farm. The Detroit urban farming project has since made great progress, and could serve to inspire other cities to do the same... Read More


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What if your water bottle was edible?

What if your water bottle was edible?

Published on September 12th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

You know that those disposable plastic water bottles are super convenient, but plastic waste piling up in landfills and polluting our oceans is not so convenient. What if there were a disposable water bottle that somehow didn’t create waste? Meet the edible water bottle!... Read More


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How to Cook Pasta to Perfection

How to Cook Pasta to Perfection

Published on September 11th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

I thought I knew how to cook pasta, but it turns out I've been doing it wrong for my entire adult life. Here's how to cook pasta that doesn't stick... Read More


Agri-business News

Something and Son: Rooftop Aquaculture, More Sustainable Fish and Chips

Something and Son: Rooftop Aquaculture, More Sustainable Fish and Chips

Published on September 10th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

Green roofs and rooftop farming are some of the latest buzzwords of green architecture, but the guys behind Something and Son in Folkestone, England are taking it a step further. They’ve set up an advanced aquaponic system on the roof of their building, and they’re using the fish to help raise potatoes. In other words: it’s a fish and chips restaurant... Read More


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