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Dirty Dozen Fruits and Vegetables – A Winter Refresher

December 7th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

As we head into the holidays, many of us will be cooking large meals and using fresh fruits and vegetables. I figure now is a good time for a quick refresher on the “Dirty Dozen” - those fruits and vegetables in the U.S. food supply that show the most pesticide residues


Pineapples! (Health Benefits)

October 11th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I love pineapples. They are one of my favorite foods. We happened to buy one this week, and it was so good I thought I'd finally write a piece about the yellow jewel. While I normally write about my favorites recipes when I write about a specific food, I really love pineapples in one way much more than any other -- plain and simple. So, I don't have any recipes to share that compare (in my opinion) to a freshly cut pineapple. BUT, I think it's always useful to write about the wonderful health benefits of a fruit or vegetable. So, here are some of the health benefits of pineapples for you


USDA Doesn’t Follow its Own Advice on Dietary Guidelines

June 14th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Becky covered the USDA's new system for conveying its updated dietary guidelines to the public nearly two weeks ago. The USDA has move from a food pyramid to a food plate. The food plate clearly shows that we should be eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, and not too much meat and dairy. However, as at least one insightful climate action and healthy living advocate has recognized, the USDA doesn't follow its own advice.


Your Garden Successes and Failures

October 27th, 2010 | by Rachel Shulman

As the growing season draws to a close, it's time to talk about this year's garden success and failures. Which unusual or exotic seeds will you be reordering this winter, and which ones will be forever banned from your garden



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