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Six foods women should eat to avoid a heart attack

May 29th, 2013

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. (Men too.) You don’t even want to know your chances of dying from it, at least not before we tell you about this advice from a Dallas cardiologist about how you can switch to healthier foods to thwart heart disease and greatly reduce your risk of heart attacks.


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Hershey’s promises to use certified cocoa with better labor practices by 2020

October 8th, 2012

Just in time for Halloween, Hershey’s has responded to a call to assure that its West African cocoa is certified as free of child labor.

The candy giant, based in Hershey, Penn., has been targeted by social justice activists


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Superfoods for a super healthy smoothie from The Way of the Happy Woman

May 26th, 2011

Sara Avant Stover

You can add some high-energy extras to your smoothies to pack in more nutritional power. Generally you would add one scoop of any or all of the superfoods listed below (read the product label for more specific instructions). But be aware that these can drastically alter the taste and texture of your smoothie, so start sparingly until you get it just right and determine what you like.


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Don’t let Halloween mask unfair labor practices

October 22nd, 2010

If you want to act on your concern for the environment and human rights this Halloween, give treats that come from reputable local or Fair Trade vendors.

That could mean foregoing some familiar brands.

Hershey’s, under fire for some time over allegations that it fails to ensure its cocoa sources treat labor fairly, came out dead last this week on the “Get Child Labor Out of Your Chocolates Scorecard” by Green America.


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Organic Ag wakes up and smells the coffee — and the apples, berries and wheat

July 23rd, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

I always wonder when grocery shopping, where is all this organic food coming from? The stores are trumpeting the number of organic produce items they offer. Consumers are demanding more organic options. Yet the whole industrial-ag system has been oriented to conventional, chemical farming for decades. How can farmers keep up? It takes three years to convert land to certified organic production — and there are uncertainties in the market.


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