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Green Eggs and Pink Slime

March 15, 2012
Will you eat them here or there? We all love Sam-I-Am's rhythmic attempt to encourage others to eat strange green food. And when the green eggs are finally eaten, it's hilarious! But moms and dads aren’t laughing about feeling trapped in a storybook where it’s Uncle Sam who is endorsing a food that...
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Keep Arsenic out of our Chicken and our Environment

March 12, 2012
“Reckless.” “Dangerous.” And “just plain crazy.” Those are the ways that scientists, environmentalists, and nurses describe the widespread practice of adding arsenic compounds to poultry feed. Yes, arsenic, one of the world’s most deadly poisons, a Class A carcinogen that is associated not only...
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Valentine's Day: Last Minute Nontoxic Tips

February 13, 2012
Photo Credit: Photo by Flickr User Nils Geylen Happy (almost) Valentine's Day! Keep your holiday nontoxic with these easy, last minute tips. Find out how to take toxic chemicals out of your romantic meal and your Valentine's Day sweets, as well as DIY beauty gift ideas for your Valentine, and green...
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Will the President Choose Kids Again?

February 8, 2012
President Obama’s Past Budgets Invest in Kids - Will the Positive Trend Continue in 2013? A detailed analysis of the last three budget requests reveals that President Obama has requested on average a nominal increase of 5.2% each year for children’s programs. 2011 saw by far the biggest proposed...
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'New' pesticides harmful to bees & children

February 7, 2012
You'd think a pesticide based on flowers would be harmless, right? The promoters of synthetic pyrethroids — which mimic the natural pyrethrum extracted from chrysanthemums — certainly want us to think so. But once again, the latest batch of "safer" pesticides are not as harmless as we thought, and...
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How to Host a Green Super Bowl Party

February 1, 2012
Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner! Keep toxic chemicals out of your Super Bowl bash by making a few simple tweaks to your game day plan. Don't worry: You don't have to lose any of those traditional (insanely delicious) football-watching-foods. Try these top 5 easy tips for greening your Super...
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School Lunches Get Healthier, But Pizza is Still A Vegetable

January 31, 2012
by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff Executive Director/CEO Healthy Child Healthy World Last week Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Rachael Ray announced new nutrition standards for school lunches , the first major change in school meals in over 15 years. The program...

Gloves Come Off in GE Food Fight

January 24, 2012
by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff Executive Director/CEO Healthy Child Healthy World When is a salmon not a salmon? It sounds ridiculous, but that’s one of the most important issues in the food world, where the gloves are off in the fight about genetically engineered foods. Genetically engineered or...

A Non-toxic Kitchen Makeover

January 24, 2012
When I first started writing about toxic chemicals, a funny thing would happen. Every few weeks, after devouring a new study or Photo credit: Photo by Flickr user j l t article, I would race through my apartment, bagging up the series of surprisingly toxic products that lived in each room. At the...
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Mad Libs for Mad Moms

January 5, 2012
If there was a Hall of Fame for road trip games, Mad Libs would be number one. A word nerd from the get-go, I loved these books of swiss-cheesed sentences, blank spaces waiting to be filled with the comedic stylings of my easily amused backseat gang (“The Hippo ate a copy machine and walked into a...
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