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Dueling pyramids: What we should eat vs. what our tax dollars support

June 6th, 2012

As Congress considers the latest Farm Bill, which will surely contain gobs of money for the row crops that support livestock, but perhaps more than before to prop up fruit and vegetable farmers, this is a 2010 graphic that brings it all into perspective:

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Five foods that aren’t as healthy as you think

May 10th, 2011

It’s fairly common knowledge that some foods just aren’t good for you. From the shelves of synthetically processed treats at your local supermarket to trays of deep-fried entrees at a restaurant buffet, every day we are surrounded by unhealthy food options. But even people who try to make healthier choices may unknowingly be stocking up on the wrong things.

Think of the typical grocery store scenario — people pushing around shopping carts the size of small cars, loaded with processed, preservative-laden foods. Even when you aren’t reaching for the pork rinds or potato chips, chances are good that the healthy foods you’ve added to your cart aren’t as healthy as you think.

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Make sweet potatoes gratin, like Jennie Cooks in LA

December 3rd, 2010

We’re seeing more and more sustainable caterers out there, like Barr Mansion in Austin; and here’s someone we just discovered in Los Angeles, via a friend from Minnesota no less: Jennie Cooks.

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My Green Job: Sarah Guillard, owner of Molasses Bakery

April 9th, 2009

Sarah Guillard, 29, State College, Penn., owner of the Molasses Bakery

What I do:

I bake organic, gluten free, dairy free cookies and brownies at my bakery, Molasses Bakery.

How it helps:

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