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Sometimes it's easy to tell when food is contaminated by unwanted animal products. If the ingredients include 'beef stock,' for example, it's fairly obvious that there are animal products in there! Unfortunately, things aren't always so clear. There are several ways that animal junk can sneak into the food supply of unwary herbivores.

Food Labels for Ecovores: Avoiding Hidden Animal Ingredients

For many reasons, more people than ever before are exploring vegan, vegetarian, or other types of plant-based diets. If you’re trying to make conscious decisions about avoiding animal ingredients, knowing how to read and interpret food labels is a vital and valuable skill: animal products turn up in strange places!

Reusable Grocery Bag Usage Triples in Past Year at Whole Foods Market

A recent study by Whole Foods Market estimates that reusable bag usage has increased by 300% in the year since it eliminated plastic bags at all of its stores.  The company estimated that 150 million bags have been kept out of landfills over the twelve month period. Whole Foods Market made the announcement last year …

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Recession-Proofing Your Home is As Close as Your Kitchen

According to James Poterba, Head of the National Bureau of Economic Research, we are officially in a recession, so it’s more critical than ever to start cutting expenses wherever possible.  One of the biggest areas in which you can reduce spending — especially in households with children — is right in your own kitchen. Here are some helpful tips …

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