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Spring Cleaning, Naturally

Even though this spring may not feel very different from our exceptionally warm winter, it’s still time to do a little spring cleaning.  But be careful – cleaning products are actually among the most significant sources of exposure to toxic … Continue reading

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Breakfast On the Go

Mornings are busy, chaotic, and rushed, so it’s no wonder that eating a hearty breakfast ends up being a low priority in most homes. The appearance of breakfast in bar form sought to address the challenge of the hectic morning, … Continue reading

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What Makes “Good” Chocolate?

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s pretty hard to resist the temptation of chocolate, whether you receive it as a gift or enjoy it as an indulgence for yourself. In fact, over $1 billion worth of chocolate … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Shopping Cart

No other holiday holds a candle to Thanksgiving when it comes to preparing a special meal. Each of us has our own tradition for eats on the fourth Thursday of November, but for the majority, it will include roast turkey, … Continue reading

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GoodGuide Roots for Safer Cosmetics in 2011

“Personal care product” is an umbrella term for all beauty and hygiene products. The idiom is an ironic one; while the title implies that these products contribute to our health and well-being, it is now widely understood that personal care … Continue reading

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Genetically modified foods: a point we can all agree on

This month in Chicago, consumers have been conveying their distaste for genetically modified foods outside a Whole Foods Market. Surprising? Not when you learn more about how we’ve been handling genetic modification of crops in the United States. According to … Continue reading

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Another perspective on toxic sugar

Yesterday, Gary Taubes demonized sugar in the New York Times. Like Taubes, I will point out that “sugar” means cane sugar, beet sugar, brown sugar, honey, high fructose corn syrup, evaporated cane juice and the dozens of other caloric sweeteners … Continue reading

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