Surviving in extreme cold

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by Lizzie Bennett Originally published at Underground Medic With record low temperatures sweeping across North America people are having to face weather conditions that they may not have encountered before. It’s not impossible to survive such conditions, the Evenk people of Siberia, and the Inuit of Northern Canada manage perfectly fineRead the Rest…

Subway to Remove Dangerous Azodicarbonamide; Will All These Other Restaurants Follow?

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by Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton Originally published at Truthstream Media Why should the burden be on the average consumer to do hours of research on every single ingredient of every single food item just to avoid health risks that could make us sick or get cancer? Meanwhile, the FDA’s pro-corporatist laissezRead the Rest…

20 Places to Find Local Food and Family Farms Near You

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By Heather Callaghan Originally published at Natural Blaze As demand for local and raw goods continue to rise, more people are asking – where do I find local organic? Where do I find raw milk and join a herd share? Where are the farmers markets, co-ops and stands? Search enginesRead the Rest…

Affluenza Teen Dodges Jail Time Again

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Maybe money can’t buy happiness, but it can sure buy a person a get-out-of-jail-free card. You may recall the outrage back in December when the term “affluenza” was used by the defense during the case of a Texas teenager who, according to the courts, couldn’t be held accountable for his deadly actionsRead the Rest…

Your Daily Water Usage May Shock You: 25 Ways to Reduce Your Consumption

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It’s beyond dispute that the United States is facing a water crisis. On the West Coast, where much of our produce is raised, an on-going drought has California governor Jerry Brown hinting that water conservation efforts might soon become mandatory. On the East Coast, the water is plentiful but isRead the Rest…

It’s All Fun and Games as a Wisconsin School Gets Kids to Snitch on Parents

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The game is called “Cross the Line” and many outraged parents believe that it does just that. A middle school in Marinette, Wisconsin got a group of 5th-8th graders together and organized a really fun game that asked students to step forward to answer “yes” to a series of highlyRead the Rest…

You don’t need to know if you’re eating GMO…

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by Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton Originally published at Truthstream Media …because apparently, telling you that you’re eating a genetically modified food that’s engineered to create its own pesticide which causes insect stomachs to explode when they eat it will somehow foster mistrust in the biotech industry. In fact, a much betterRead the Rest…

If Looks Could Kill: Is Your Beauty Regimen Putting You at Risk for Cancer?

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Want to avoid becoming part of the cancer epidemic?  Here’s a good rule of thumb: If you wouldn’t eat it, perhaps you shouldn’t rub it on your skin. Of course, this is oversimplified – there are many natural cosmetics that are not really items you’d want to ingest, but theRead the Rest…

Rising Food Allergies Triggered by GMO Ingredients In 80% of Groceries?

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by Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton Originally published at Truthstream Media Are genetically modified foods connected to the rise of food allergies and digestive disorders? Since genetically modified foods hit the market in the 1990s, allergies have skyrocketed. Studies compiled by Jeffrey M. Smith, head of the Institute for ResponsibleRead the Rest…

No Lunch for You: Cafeteria Nazis Take Lunches from Kids, Throw Food in the Trash

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Because nothing says “nurturing children” like snatching their lunches out of their wee little hands and throwing the food in the garbage can. Admittedly, recent efforts to start an after-school dinner program in New Jersey met with adamant disapproval, but it seems as though the pendulum in one Utah schoolRead the Rest…