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A soda habit that’s becoming no fun

October 15th, 2012

We’ve all heard that there’s a dark side to our soda pop addiction.
Even though the habit is well embedded into our culture — pre-packaged into lunch and dinner meals, up-sized for movies and sporting events and bargain priced at grocery stores — we know that sugary drinks are not healthful. But what if it were all dark side? What if soda had virtually no redeeming features? …Hold up, you say, a little soda never hurt anyone! True enough, but we’re not drinking a little soda…

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Low-fat cakes and icings being created with FANTESK

March 31st, 2010

From Green Right Now Reports

We’d all like to have our cake, and eat it too. But while that’s impossible, it may soon be true that we can eat our cake with fewer calories and have it taste as good.


The USDA’s National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria is developing cake mixes that zap fat and calories, but without stripping the dessert of its flavor and texture.

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Movement urges kids to get out there for a green hour

January 18th, 2010


Photo: Charlie Archambault

By Ashley Phillips
Green Right Now

In 2007, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) launched Green Hour, a campaign that encourages children to have 60 minutes of unstructured play outside. The campaign has since branched out into NWF’s “Be Out There” movement. “Be Out There” officially kicked off last October in association with the movie Where the Wild Things Are. Sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, “Be Out There” seeks to inspire and connect children with the great outdoors.

“National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There campaign engages families, schools, communities and policy makers to give back to American children what they don’t even know they’ve lost: their connection to the natural world,” said Rebecca Garland, executive director of NWF’s Connecting People with Nature.

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