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American Versus Chinese Milk: Monsanto Does Good?

The news of tainted Chinese milk seeping into Cadbury's chocolate, not to mention the mouths of babes, is yet another assault on consumers, which may well serve the cause of awakening. After all, when pets started dying from those bags of Chinese pet food last year, many woke up for the first time to the fact that a safe food supply matters to more than just humans.All living creatures need food to live ... and the healthier (less tainted anyway), the better. So, maybe just like with Fido's ...

Consider the Source: COOL Feds in the Act

Amidst all the gloom and doom, including a Wall Street Journal front page report of possible food pricing collusionfor tomatoes and eggs, coming on the heels of dairy and citrus probes (while record food prices are being seen and felt), there is a ray of hope. Starting in a few weeks, September 30, 2008, supermarkets and other big food retailers will have to start labeling certain foods with their country of origin, including meats, produce, nuts and some others -- affectionately referred to as ...

Kids and Food: Mistake Number One

The New York Times recently reported on 6 Food Mistakes Parents Make. Of these, one stands out for us: "Dieting In Front of Your Children." As we advocate, kids pay attention to what we adults, especially parents, do. If we are confused, erratic and stressed over what we eat, they see it. And then, chances are high, they will copy it.No amount of broccoli and whole grain bread shoved down their throats will make up for the fact that you're choosing to "diet," and maybe even eat a diet ...

Don’t Poo Where You Eat

It's disgusting really (ok, we've seen dogs gobble up the stuff but even on the Internet, we're not dogs). Except it's not as far-fetched as one would hope. The fact is, when you eat, you must Consider the Source.In many parts of the world, crops are fertilized with night soilwhich sounds way better than it actually is, which is basically the always-ready poo fertilizer that's the "end-product" of what we eat. Maybe it's safe, probably not, but no matter what, it's gross. Ask yourself, do ...

Wake Up Your Body (Easily)

Three Easy Ways to Wake Up Your Body Right Now First, smile. Relax your mouth and turn those corners up Feel better? Yes! This will help send those happy signals to the rest of your body too. Try a sort of "game," where you remember to stop and smile. Try doing it in front of a mirror too -- what a difference.Second, make yourself long. Feel the imaginary thread running through the crown of your head, down your spine, and all the way through your heels. Just a few slow breaths, feeling ...

Salmon Out of Season

Word has it that teenage "bad-boy" Levi Johnston of the Wasilla Warriors ice hockey team and daddy-to-be of 17 year-old Bristol Palin's baby was arrested last year for poaching salmon out of season. We're not political people but that pains us.By its own mission statement and policy, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, seeks to protect, maintain, and improve Alaska's fish, game, and aquatic plant resources. Fishing "seasons" are part of this mission. Good idea. Alaska is our nation's ...