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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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Top 5 Tools for a Non-toxic Year

January 3, 2012
Happy new year! How are your new years resolutions going? Last week, we talked about a few ideas for non-toxic New Years resolutions . If you're trying one of these resolutions, testing a non-toxic resolution of your own, or just recommitting yourself to detoxing your life in the new year, these...
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2011: A Year of Non-toxic Tips

December 28, 2011
It can feel like a toxic world out there, but MomsRising is here to help. Every Tuesday on the MomsRising blog , you can find new information on how to eliminate dangerous chemicals and toxins that are in every day products. Topics have ranged from choosing sunscreen and beauty products, to making...
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5 Non-toxic New Years Resolutions

December 27, 2011
Go to the gym. Get organized. Start a new hobby. There's a list of three common new years resolutions, which doubles as a list of resolutions I've made and haven't kept a hundred times over. But my non-toxic resolutions? Those I've kept, because I've made them easy and concrete. Two years ago, I...
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Fall 2011: A Season of Non-Toxic Tips

December 21, 2011
The holiday season is in full swing, and for much of the country, winter coats and mittens are here to stay for the next few months. But even though it's felt like winter for a while, today is the official last day of Fall. Lets celebrate the end of the season by taking a look back at all of this...
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Stand Up for REAL Food - Twinkies Aren't Breakfast

December 20, 2011
Of course you don't serve your kids Twinkies or Chips Ahoy! cookies for breakfast. But many of us are serving our kids just as much - or more - sugar every day in the good ol' American cereal bowl. How much? See how bad it really is in Environmental Working Group's new report, Sugar in Children's...
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My Holiday Wish: Labeling on Genetically Engineered Foods

December 20, 2011
The holidays can be like candy canes-they're sticky, they're sweet, with a whole lot of little surprises. But worrying about the ingredients in candy canes is the last thing any parent wants to have to think about at this time of year. Yet with the growing number of children with diabetes, obesity...
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Non-toxic Tips for Winter Coughs & Colds

December 20, 2011
I used to catch every cold that came into town. Office colds? Check. Office colds from my boyfriend’s office? Colds from family/friends/strangers schools/offices/jousting tournaments? Check, check, check. My winters were a series of tissue boxes, cough syrups, and congested mutterings that could be...
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