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Another Meatless Monday (video)

I was scheduled to be on a TV morning show called Ebru Today Monday morning the week of the meatless media poo-storm (ironic it was a Monday, never thought of that). I picked my topic a couple of weeks prior and planned to talk about the importance of understanding how our food impacts the environment.

August 6th

Green Diva Vegan Recipes – Cashews, Creamy Cheesy Yum

As some of you may know, I’m back to my vegan roots and have been kicking the cheese habit – again (15 days, but who’s counting?). Whether you are a vegan, vegan wannabe, vegetarian or are an omnivore and love delicious food, you might appreciate the power of the mighty cashew and it’s amazing versatility.

May 14th

Arsenic in Organic Rice and What You Can Do About It

Rice is a staple grain for many cultures all over the world. For many, organic products are believed safer than traditional items so organic rice products were believed safe and healthy. Recently, however, inorganic arsenic was found in organic brown rice syrup. Learn about arsenic contamination in rice and some things you can do to keep your family safe.

April 18th

Healthy & Happy: On the Road with Green Diva Lisa

We had a remarkably good time this week, especially since our feature interview was with our favorite Green Reaper, Elizabeth Fournier, green funeral director and author of All Men Are Cremated Equal: My 77 Blind Dates. Seriously. You gotta love a woman who has a book with this title! She introduced us to a new eco-friendly way of […]

April 2nd

FDA Ordered to Take Action on Antibiotic Overuse on LIvestock

On Thursday, Judge Theodore H. Katz of New York’s Southern District ruled that the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) would finally end 35-year of turning a blind eye regarding the efficacy and safety of antibiotic use in livestock. The lawsuit filed in 2011 by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the Natural Resources Defense Council(NRDC), Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT), Public Citizen, and Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) resulted from growing concerns regarding the long term health affects following exposure to these antibiotics through consumption of livestock, namely the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacterias known as superbugs.

March 23rd

Judge Throws Out Organic Farmers’ Suit Against Monsanto

Last week, U.S. Federal District Judge Naomi Buchwald dismissed the lawsuit brought by thousands of organic farmers against agribusiness giant Monsanto. The suit was intended to protect organic farmers from infringing on Monsanto’s future crop patents, in the event that pollen from the company’s GMO crops drifted to organic farms and thus began to grow […]

March 7th

Why Environmentalists Care About the Komen Controversy

For years eco-minded philanthropists have been researching Komen’s products and giving them poor scores on the green front. With some donators wondering where to spend their cancer-fighting donation dollars, it’s important to know where your money really goes and which products have potential cancer links. Here’s a few reasons why environmentalists care about the Komen controversy.

February 16th

Fresh Cut Flower Alternatives for Your Sweetheart

Sure it may be easy to stop by the local grocery store for a bouquet of blooms, but do you know from where they came? Are they organic? Were the workers who cared for them and cut them treated and paid fairly? Worry not a minute longer about the ethics of the floral world. Here are some fresh cut flower alternatives for enchanting your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

February 7th

Teach Green Living with Gingerbread Houses

Many families are making major green improvements to their living that can be highlighted while enjoying a favorite holiday past time. This year you can teach green living with gingerbread houses to show young ones how your actions can make a difference towards a positive future.

December 22nd

Natural Culinary Dyes

While birthdays, weddings and anniversaries are all occasions calling for festive and colorful treats, the holiday season screams for bright and beautiful decorations to don cakes, cookies and candies. There is ongoing concerns, however, about the safety and healthfulness of artificial dyes and it’s hard to ignore the research showing side effects ranging from head aches to attention difficulties. This holiday season you can still enjoy a myriad of glorious colors by purchasing the following dyes or making your own. Here are a few options for natural culinary dyes.

December 1st

The Best Fruits High in Antioxidants

All the latest research is showing that eating food high in antioxidants is good for your body and brain. Fruits and vegetables are the most reliable source of antioxidants in nature and are especially important at this transitional time of the year, when our bodies are preparing for the long and cold winter months.

November 7th