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Kaiser Permanente Endorses Plant-Based Diets post image

It’s hard to believe, but Kaiser Permanente has endorsed a plant-based diet! Why does this matter?

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10+ Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds post image

October, November and December are all prime pumpkin months in the U.S. and soon enough, people will be carving up pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns, homemade pies and pumpkin bakes! But before you prepare your pumpkin as a decoration, dessert or dinner, remember to save your seeds. If you simply scoop out and compost your pumpkin/squash seeds […] Read more

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Scientist Proclaims, ‘Dogs Are People, Too’ post image

Recently the New York Times published an article by Gregory Berns, a professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University. The article was titled “Dogs Are People, Too” and addressed the research that Berns and his colleagues have been conducting over the past two years. In the study that Berns referenced, dogs were basically trained to get […] Read more

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An Experiment in Sharing: Seattle Food Forest post image

Seattleites in the Beacon Hill neighborhood are participating in a social experiment. Can planting a shared food forest help bring the community together to grow food, rehabilitate the local ecosystem, improve public health and educate people about the environmental impact of food production? The Beacon Food Forest is currently being cultivated on seven acres of […] Read more

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Horse Slaughter in the US post image

A Horse of A Different Color: Last month the Federal Court, through the action of a number of animal welfare groups, temporarily blocked attempts to slaughter horses in the US. According to the Huffington Post, if the temporary block is lifted the horse meat would be “exported for human consumption and for use as zoo and other […] Read more

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Vegan Bodybuilders Rock Competition post image

Bodybuilding may not be everyone’s cup of tea (or protein shake), but for many it is considered a bodily art form, which tests a person’s capacity to tone, build and define their body. When most people think of this competitive sport, they usually don’t think of a plant-based diet, or veganism for that matter. Although […] Read more

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Is the Arsenic in Rice Safe? post image

There has been a lot of talk over the last few years about arsenic in our food system. From apple juice to chicken parts (because it is fed to chickens) and more recently rice, there seems to be a new cause for concern or disgust each week. Surprisingly, just days ago the FDA announced that […] Read more

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Basil: Health Benefits post image

While you might only think of basil as “nice in a pasta sauce,” would you believe that basil is not only delicious, but could help protect your heart? Read on to learn about the wonderful health benefits of eating basil! Vitamins and other important nutrients in basil: Vitamins:  Vitamin K, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin A.* * […] Read more

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Is Berlin The New Vegan Mecca? post image

Over the last couple of years a huge surge of new vegan restaurants, apparel stores and even a completely vegan grocery store have opened in Berlin, Germany’s capital. Berlin now hosts the world’s first completely vegan avenue, Schivelbeiner Straße, and the world’s largest vegan grocery store chain: Veganz. More than 16 vegan restaurants have sprung […] Read more

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The Birds of the Down Industry post image

Down is designed to help keep waterfowl warm, but it is now commonly used and promoted as a “natural” stuffing for warm clothing and bedding for humans instead.

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