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Sara Novak is a writer specializing in food, travel, and nature for Planet Green and TreeHugger.
Feds Target Amish Raw Milk Farmer in Sting Operation
Posted on: May 9, 2011, Source: Planet Green
Does that mean that the Feds are using your tax dollars to go into private residences and seize foods that citizens ordered on their own volition?
Food Addictions Scientifically Similar to Drug Addictions
Posted on: Apr 21, 2011, Source: Planet Green
New data shows similarities in these addictive behaviors.
Are Saturated Fats Really The Enemy?
Posted on: Mar 16, 2011, Source: Planet Green
Beyond the new obsession with "good fats," what does fat do for our bodies and more specifically, who's to blame for America's obesity epidemic?
Reefer in a Bottle? The New Sedating Sodas
Posted on: Feb 21, 2011, Source: Planet Green
It's the antithesis of energy drinks, relaxants in a bottle.
5 Unexpected Foods That Prevent Insomnia and 5 Foods That Promote It
Posted on: Jan 28, 2011, Source: Planet Green
Beyond caffeine, what foods should we reach for and avoid in order to fall asleep?
USDA Funds Domino's Secret $12 Million Bailout
Posted on: Jan 14, 2011, Source: Planet Green
Under the guise of the Dairy Management organization, the USDA funded Domino's rebranding campaign.
5 of the Weirdest New Genetically Modified Foods
Posted on: Dec 10, 2010, Source: Planet Green
The future of our global food supply is laden with seeds, and most recently animals, modified for human consumption. You may be surprised to see what's on the horizon.
Could the Twinkie Diet Really Lead to Weight Loss?
Posted on: Nov 12, 2010, Source: Planet Green
How one man lost 27 pounds and what that means for overall health.
High Protein, Meat-Based Diets Mean Higher Mortality Rate, Study Says
Posted on: Sep 10, 2010, Source: Planet Green
Instead, choose a high protein plant-based diet.
Haitian Farmers Refuse Monsanto's Seeds and Instead Commit to Burning Them
Posted on: May 31, 2010, Source: TreeHugger
Monsanto's seed donations were an unwelcomed gift to a country with vocal opposition to GMO seeds for fear they would ruin what little agriculture the country has left.
The Pill Turns 50: Its Surprising Effects on Population, and the Risks It Poses to Our Water Supply
Posted on: May 6, 2010, Source: Planet Green
With so many women today taking the pill, we need to think about the adverse ecological effects that this powerful pharmaceutical have on our water supply.
Amid Controversy, Europe Approves the Growth of Genetically Modified Potatoes
Posted on: Mar 10, 2010, Source: TreeHugger
Amflora, a GM potato, will be harvested for starch, not human consumption. But critics say it could still harm the environment.
The Trials of Raising Chickens in Your Own Backyard
Posted on: Feb 2, 2010, Source: Planet Green
Backyard birds are just another way to enjoy the best in local foods. But it's important to realize the task that you're taking on, especially in an urban environment.
Taco Bell Promotes Weight-Loss Benefits of "Drive Thru Diet"
Posted on: Jan 5, 2010, Source: Planet Green
Christine Dougherty claims that she lost 54 pounds on Taco Bell's new "Drive Thru Diet". A closer look reveals this "diet" is an environmental and health abomination.
7 Diseases That Big, Juicy Steaks Could Give You
Posted on: Nov 4, 2009, Source: Planet Green
We know meat isn't necessarily the most healthy dietary choice; it could also be a fatal one.
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