‘Hot, healthy lunches may be a thing of the past’ (via thegreenschoolhouseseries)

It’s no secret that public schools across America are facing enormous budget cuts, cutting programs and laying off staff to cope. But depriving students of meals? According to a Philadelphia Inquirer article (“26 Philadelphia schools losing full-service kitchens”), hot, healthy lunches may be a thing of the past: “More than 70 percent of the district’s […]

The Food that Helps You to Detox Pesticides (via Food Freedom)

By Dr Joseph Mercola A study took a look at microorganisms in the degradation of the organophosphorus insecticide chlorpyrifos during kimchi fermentation. During the fermentation of kimchi, the insecticide degraded rapidly until day 3, and had degraded completely by day 9. Four lactic acid bacteria were identified as being responsible for the effect. According to […]

packaging solutions (FREE CHOCOLATE) (via Lagusta’s Luscious!)

Chocolates are a great thing to sell if you’re an out-of-control OCD freak. They really lend themselves to that sensibility, what with their myriad needs: meltiness, fragility, perishability, tininess. However, they are not such a great thing to sell if you are a hardcore environmental activist who worries endlessly about the huge amount of packaging […]

8 known carcinogens to remove from your house on Shine

IW:  When Yahoo is warning you about carcinogens, you know its a problem Second only to heart disease as a leading cause of death in the United States, cancer is responsible for close to 500,000 deaths per year. Many products we use in our homes contain ingredients linked to or suspected to cause cancer, not […]

New report challenges whether chocolate milk is better than no milk in schools | Grist

In setting new dietary standards, the IOM found claims that Americans are deficient in calcium and vitamin D to be greatly exaggerated. The dairy industry, which has spent millions of dollars promoting sugary flavored milk in schools based on the idea that children are threatened with a “calcium crisis,” is fighting efforts to remove flavored […]

Cheaper Food = Worse Health (via Eclectic Edibles.)

h/t Organic Consumers Association I think you get the idea here. I have no idea why Mr. Lieberman thinks that paying less for food has anything at all to do with quality of life. Diabetes, obesity, coronary disease…these have all increased dramatically as we decrease what we spend in food. I can’t speak for all […]

Radiation from CT scans linked to cancers, deaths

(excerpt from) USA Today Radiation from CT scans linked to cancers, deaths By Liz Szabo CT scans [sometimes called Cat Scans] deliver far more radiation than has been believed and may contribute to 29,000 new cancers each year, along with 14,500 deaths, suggest two studies in today’s Archives of Internal Medicine. One study, led by […]

Mandatory vaccines: Lawsuit News & Activist Research

(excerpt from) Newsday Rockland attorney sues to halt mandated flu shots …On behalf of Suzanne Field, a registered nurse in Dutchess County, and 60,000 health care workers in the state, [attorney Patricia] Finn filed for a temporary restraining order Tuesday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan against Health Commissioner Dr. Richard Daines and Jeffrey Kraut… […]

AP: Drinking water at many schools contains lead, pesticides, other toxins

Drinking water at schools contains lead, pesticides, other toxins: study The Associated Press / Friday, September 25th 2009 CUTLER, Calif. – Over the last decade, the drinking water at thousands of schools across the country has been found to contain unsafe levels of lead, pesticides and dozens of other toxins. An Associated Press investigation found […]

FDA and mercury dental fillings: new info and “the story in the story”

KW: Summary – You should probably be questioning and somewhat concerned about mercury dental fillings. This news happening is very interesting. There is a whole back story about lawsuits and why the FDA has issued warnings in the past. And, it is interesting to see the dance among “government and media”, “government and business/lobbyists”, “left […]

Colleen and Daniel Hauser back in Minnesota

Monday evening update is: here. Previous, Monday afternoon update is below and at link: (excerpt from) The State/AP Posted on Mon, May. 25, 2009 Sheriff: Boy who fled chemo returns to Minnesota A sheriff’s office in Minnesota says a 13-year-old cancer patient and his mother who fled the state to avoid chemotherapy have returned. The […]

Ways to Prevent Afternoon Drowsiness

[Note: See another fun video PLUS a list of alertness tips for work in the bonus articles at the bottom!] WESTCHESTER, Ill., April 1 /U.S. Newswire/ — New studies in the April 1 issue of the journal SLEEP report the following findings: Sleepiness Enhances Distraction During a Monotonous Task Individuals who do not practice good […]

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