Author: Derek Markham

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5 Myths About Food Safety Act HR 875 Debunked

There has been a lot of fear and hysteria surrounding the Food Safety Modernization Act (HR 875) coming from small growers, organic gardeners, and organic consumers alike. HR 875 was introduced by Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro, Connecticut, “to separate food safety regulation from drug and device approvals and to restore the balance that has long […]

April 7th

Does a Wind-Powered Butcher Cancel Out Meat’s Carbon Footprint?

A Michigan butcher says that having his own wind-power plant could have a positive long-term economic benefit and help to ensure the future sustainability of his family business.[social_buttons] Earl Bosch, owner of Earl’s Meats in Holland, Michigan, says he wouldn’t consider himself an environmentalist, but he also says he is looking to alternative energy to […]

December 8th

Vegan Recipe: Cinnamon Raisin Breakfast Bread

For a great breakfast, bake a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread and power-up with a healthy sweet treat full of wholesome goodness. Bake this quickbread the night before for a special breakfast treat, or serve it after dinner with tea or hot chocolate. The recipe is vegan, but omnivores will enjoy it just the same. […]

November 23rd

Kitchen Found to be Danger Zone for Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles emitted by common kitchen appliances are more abundant than previously thought, leading for an urgent call for more research on health implications. [social_buttons]In 150 experiments using gas and electric stoves and electric toaster ovens, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are working to determine their impacts on indoor levels of […]

November 13th

10 Superfoods for Health and Beauty

Take your health and beauty to the next level with superfoods! [social_buttons]From dietitians to raw food gurus, superfoods have been promoted as the fountain of health and youth. While I can’t vouch for the fountain of health and youth claim, I have experienced the extra vitality that comes from eating these nutrient-dense foods. There is […]

November 9th

Celebrate the Morning-After with Election Victory Pancakes

For those of you living under a rock, Barack Obama has just won the US Presidential Election in a history-making two-to-one victory. John McCain doesn’t look too happy about it… If you’re ready to celebrate the morning after, some good old homemade pancakes made from scratch really fit the bill for a victory breakfast. These […]

November 5th