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Organic junk food is still junk food

Consumer Reports | Erin Gudeux | July 17, 10 at 11:42 AM

Read More: Cheese puffs, junk food, organic

Organic junk food is still junk food

The organic cheese puffs were the final straw.  I stared at the package, wondering: What are they thinking? Even if all the ingredients really are organic (which, as we've reported, they don't have to be to get an organic label)...

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85% of Kids' Drinks, Snacks Could Contain High Levels of Lead

inhabitots.com | Jasmin Malik Chua | July 17, 10 at 11:37 AM

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85% of Kids' Drinks, Snacks Could Contain High Levels of Lead

Another day, another "uh oh." The latest kerfuffle? Quantities of lead in bottled juice, juice boxes, and packaged fruit could exceed federal limits for the lunchbox-toting set, according to the Environmental Law Foundation. The Bay Area-based environmental nonprofit, which enlisted...

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Veg nutrition in Indonesia - the professor explains

International Vegetarian Union | July 17, 10 at 02:37 AM

Veg nutrition in Indonesia - the professor explains

Questions for a Keynoter at IVU World Veg Congress - October 2010  - Jakarta/Bali, Indonesia: Prof. Dr. Kusharisupeni will be a keynote speaker at this October's IVU World Vegetarian Congress in Jakarta: www.wvc2010.org She heads the Nutrition Department at the...

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'Lettuce Lady' takes on Kenya's meat-eaters

bbc.co.uk | via IVU | July 15, 10 at 07:33 AM

'Lettuce Lady' takes on Kenya's meat-eaters

A campaigner wearing a dress made of spinach has paraded through Nairobi urging Kenyans to give up meat.Dubbed "the Lettuce Lady", Michelle Odhiambo from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, admitted her campaign was provocative on two fronts.Firstly because...

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Happy Cows? Hardly

HuffingtonPost.com | John Robbins | July 14, 10 at 09:33 AM

Read More: Animal rights, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dairy, happy cows, Livestock

Happy Cows?  Hardly

This past week, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill that will essentially prohibit, starting in 2015, any egg from being sold in the state that comes from caged hens. This bill became law 20 months after a majority of...

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UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet

guardian.co.uk | July 13, 10 at 06:31 PM

Read More: global warming, greehouse gas, hunger, united nations, vegetarian

UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet

Lesser consumption of animal products is necessary to save the world from the worst impacts of climate change, UN report says A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the...

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Danish study: Obese men face higher death risk

July 13, 10 at 11:02 AM

Read More: life expectancy, obesity

Danish study: Obese men face higher death risk

Danish study suggests that men who are obese by age 20 die eight years earlier on average than their non-obese peers, scientists said Tuesday. The research, presented at the International Congress on Obesity in Stockholm, also indicated that obesity usually...

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Vegan Rep. Kucinich Pushes To End Tax Subsidies For Junk Food Advertising

HuffingtonPost.com | July 12, 10 at 11:39 PM

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Vegan Rep. Kucinich Pushes To End Tax Subsidies For Junk Food Advertising

As First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to the NAACP convention in Kansas City about childhood obesity Monday, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) continued his work behind the scenes to stem junk food advertising to kids. A new bill introduced by Kucinich...

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Raw Food Chef, Cherie Soria, at IVU Congress (interview plus recipe)

International Vegetarian Union | July 12, 10 at 11:01 AM

Raw Food Chef, Cherie Soria, at IVU Congress (interview plus recipe)

Cherie Soria, www.RawFoodChef.com, well-known raw foods teacher, is the founder and director of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute and author of such publications as The Raw Revolution Diet, with Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina. She will be presenting at the...

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Dr. McDougall blows lid off of Dietary Guidelines' fear mongering & doubletalk

drmcdougall.com | John McDougall MD | July 12, 10 at 10:06 AM

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Dr. McDougall blows lid off of Dietary Guidelines' fear mongering & doubletalk

Conflicting recommendations for plant-food vs. animal-food consumption dominate the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's recent report, meaning that real solutions for obese and sick Americans will, unfortunately, not be forthcoming. Except for a few hopeful sentences, the committee presents a...

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Leading doctors call for urgent crackdown on junk food

Guardian.co.uk | Denis Campbell | July 11, 10 at 11:05 AM

Read More: advertising, children, health, junk food

Leading doctors call for urgent crackdown on junk food

Presidents of two royal colleges of medicine urge government to restrict advertising and sponsorship by makers of unhealthy foods and introduce diet health warnings Leading doctors today weigh in on the debate over the government's role in promoting public health...

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Lipitor in candy form for kids

Associated Press | July 11, 10 at 07:44 AM

Read More: candy, children, lipitor

 Lipitor in candy form for kids

The European Union has approved a new chewable form of cholesterol blockbuster Lipitor for children 10 and up with high levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides, a type of blood fat, Pfizer said Tuesday. The approval includes children whose high...

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We caught a fish! (VIDEO)

youtube.com | July 10, 10 at 10:40 PM

Read More: fish, Hawaii, rescue

We caught a fish! (VIDEO)

We're vacationing on the Big Island of Hawaii, and today we caught a fish! Now you may think that we're vegan, so what are we doing catching fish. You're right, but we just couldn't resist. ==SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO==...

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State of Union: Fraud is good, waterboarding is not torture, bankers are above the law

youtube.com | Max Keiser | July 9, 10 at 06:09 AM

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State of Union: Fraud is good, waterboarding is not torture, bankers are above the law

What would happen if network news reported what was actually going on in this country? Here's one show that does it. In ten minutes, without even referring to the catastrophe in the Gulf once, this program shows how completely the...

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Obama's FDA Quietly banning antibiotics in livestock production

July 8, 10 at 06:29 AM

Read More: antibiotic resistance, fda

Obama's FDA Quietly banning antibiotics in livestock production

Obama's FDA has begun to ban giving prophylactic antibiotics in livestock production. Giving animals antibiotics in order to increase food production is a threat to public health and should be stopped, the FDA said The federal agency says it has...

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Colin Campbell & Son Launch Campbell Coalition

Campbell Coalition | July 5, 10 at 09:44 PM

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Colin Campbell & Son Launch Campbell Coalition

From famed researcher, T. Colin Campbell PhD, comes a bold new idea -- the Campbell Coalition. == Scroll down to watch their exciting new video, then visit the website to learn more ==    ...

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Going off the milky way - India goes vegan

telegraphindia.com | via IVU | July 5, 10 at 11:55 AM

Going off the milky way - India goes vegan

More and more Indians are turning vegan. Some are even opening new businesses to help those who shun dairy products, reports Varuna VermaThe temple priest was surprised. It's not often that devotees refuse the curd-based prasad - but here was...

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Ignore the anti-soy scaremongers

guardian.co.uk | July 3, 10 at 04:02 PM

Read More: soy, weston price

 Ignore the anti-soy scaremongers

Last time I was interviewed for BBC Radio London, the presenter asked if soya foods were safe, then fell about laughing saying he didn't want to grow man-boobs. I've been asked if soya is safe for babies, can it interfere...

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John Robbins-One Cool Guy and Smart Too -- from Chef Tanya

Native Foods Blog | Tanya Petrovna | July 3, 10 at 03:56 PM

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John Robbins-One Cool Guy and Smart Too -- from Chef Tanya

Chef & Founder of Native Foods Cafe, a vegan restaurant and a big fan of John Robbins!     John's first book "Diet for a New America" was revolutionary and if you haven't read it, it's time. His new book...

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Serbia - Freedom for Animals interview

International Vegetarian Union | July 3, 10 at 09:55 AM

Serbia - Freedom for Animals interview

Katica Spasic is vice president of the IVU affiliated Serbian organisation Freedom for Animals. Additionally, she is a veterinarian who also trained as a nurse. Her hobby is writing, including writing for the "Healthy life" ("Zdrav život") magazine in Serbia...

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