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    Secret GMO foods you must avoid
    According to the NonGMo Project, "GMOs (or “genetically modified organisms”) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, or GE. This relatively new...
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    6 Common household items to use for chicken nest boxes
    If you’re new to raising chickens , one of the things you’ll need to consider is what to use for nest boxes. Store-bought chicken coops often come with built in nest boxes, but they can be expensive. If you’re not handy enough to...
  • Trend watch: Food tourism "off the eaten path"
    Trend watch: Food tourism 'off the eaten path'
    In hottest food trends for travelers this month, Smarter Travel editor Anne Banas points out that “culinary tourism is on the rise, fed by a growing passion among travelers for local cuisine and an inexhaustible appetite for sharing their...
  • Eight heirloom tomatoes that have delicious old time flavor
    Eight heirloom tomatoes that have delicious old time flavor
    There are many choices of heirloom tomatoes to grow, just look at seed catalogs or seed racks to see a huge selection. Heirloom tomatoes have in common incredible flavor, most are found in carefully tended gardens, organic co ops, gourmet...
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    Where are GMO foods grown and which foods are safe?
    According to a recent GMOinquiry.ca report four crops comprise 99% of the world's GMO produce: soybean (50%,) corn (30%,) cotton (14%,) and canola (5%,) with "other" beings 1%.85% of these crops are also resistant to herbicides or...
  • 20 years making waves: Celebrity chef Rick Moonen at the Seafood Expo in Boston
    20 years making waves: Celebrity chef Rick Moonen at the Seafood Expo in Boston
    At the Seafood Expo in Boston yesterday (it ends today), this Examiner sat down with celebrity chef Rick Moonen to try to get a sense of the current landscape of the sustainable seafood industry.“I have a hard time keeping up with it myself,...
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    Planning and planting your own orchard
    With the recent Department of Agricultural approval of the planting of a non-browning GMO apple for commercial use, many people are again interested in planting their own orchards for their families. With a little planning and effort, you can...
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    Fresh vs Frozen fruits and vegetables
    A trip to the produce aisle at the grocery store can be tricky. All of the awe-inspiring colors and textures arouse endless possibilities for the food lover and health-conscious. Who could argue against fresh fruits and vegetables that not only...
  • Seed starting containers for free!
    Seed starting containers for free!
    Growing your garden from seeds is rewarding, cost effective, and oftentimes certain varieties can only be found by seed. However, the trouble with starting seeds in flats can be daunting.For example, if you only have a few seeds of a variety, or...
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    Container gardening: It’s in the bag
    Container gardens are becoming increasingly popular as the boom in urban gardening is steadily on the rise. With a little planning, anything that can be sown into a standard garden plot can be successfully harvested in a container of adequate size...
  • Beyonce's vegan meal-delivery service
    Beyonce's vegan meal-delivery service
    Inspired by her personal trainer, Marco Borges, pop star Beyonce Knowles, has recently launched a plant-based, mail-delivery service called 22 Days Nutrition. All the meals are vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free and never frozen. Beyonce and Borges offer...
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    Hershey's Company going Non-GMO
    Candy giant, Hershey's Company, has made an announcement stating that it will offer a line of non-GMO products that will include GMO-free Kisses and Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars. The confectionery company plans on making several changes...
  • UK's national heritage gardens celebrate organic
    IFOAM brings together the global organic food movement
    IFOAM Organics International, more formally known as the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement, provides a platform for worldwide interest in organic food. In the last decade, its programs have grown dramatically, with &ldquo...
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    Using snow to insulate your off grid cabin
    Most people have probably heard about the tremendous insulating factors of snow. It is true that people that have found themselves stuck in a survival situation has dug themselves a deep hole and buried themselves in the snow, in the hole, and...
  • Food Pyramid for Vegans
    Vegetarians are feeding the carnivores.
    As our demands for meat reach unsustainable proportions, our vegetarian friends are helping to fill the market with products that even a meat lover will enjoy. Originally being driven by the ethics for safe treatment of animals, now environmental...