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Oy, I’m confused about soy

October 3rd, 2013

Soy much confusion, so little time. In today’s blog, we sort out the fact and fiction about soy foods. Are they flooding us with estrogen? Or can you get health benefits from eating protein-packed tofu and tempeh? (Hint: The news is mostly good, but the devil’s in the details.)

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Green DIY: Refinish your concrete patio without harming the environment

July 30th, 2013

Our tired plain concrete patio becomes a testing ground for an eco-friendly make-over using soy- and water-based stains, sealers and etchers that we found at Tree House in Austin. See how the project came out!

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The secret life of GM sweet corn

July 29th, 2013

Monsanto’s new GM sweet corn is either a boon to farmers that will help them feed the planet or an ominous new edible in a line up of genetically modified foods that consumers are being force fed. Actually, it could be both, or parts of each. We don’t really know, because there’s not a lot of information on GM sweet corn, or maybe there’s enough information. Take a ride with us through the corn maze to try to find out.

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Federal bill would require labeling of genetically modified foods

April 25th, 2013

The fight to label GMO foods has arrived in Washington D.C. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced a bill Wednesday that would mandate labeling for foods that have been genetically engineered. If passed, the U.S. would join 64 other countries around the world that require labeling.

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The top 9 soy milk and tofu brands

January 21st, 2011

People who depend on soy milk, tofu and veggie burgers as staples of their vegetarian or semi-vegetarian diets get good news nearly every day about the healthful benefits of eating a low-fat diet that’s rich in plant foods and antioxidants.

Now here’s the bad news: If you don’t know where and how all those soybeans are grown and processed, you could be eating a lower quality product that relies on cheap imported food, contains genetically modified (GM or GMO) soybeans and is not certified Organic.

Yes, its true, just as you need to know where your meat, produce and dairy comes from — you need to run a background check on your soy products. The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin advocacy for small farmers, coops and organic and better quality foods, can help.

In 2009, Cornucopia rated tofu and other soy-based foods, giving the highest marks to those that are owned by families or farmers; buy mostly or exclusively organic soybeans; produce a high percentage of products that are certified Organic; buy mainly or exclusively non-GMO soybeans; buy North American-grown soybeans (or grow their own).

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