Tag Archive: environment

Jul 28

6 Seaweed Secrets

Seaweed has always fascinated me. While other kids were screaming for their moms to get the icky, stringy stuff off their arms and legs at the beach, I was examining it up close, smelling it and collecting different samples to bring home so I could look them up in my encyclopedia. I wanted to discover …

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Jul 20

Putting Pee To Work

My personal feelings about drinking beer—and I’m not alone on this—is that you rent it. It seems that within minutes of downing a cold frosty brew, I’m off and running for the ladies room. Men can experience the same phenomenon, yet their rental deposit can be made somewhat easier than can a female’s. This scenario …

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Jul 11

Summer Pests Fun Facts

We share this planet with a multitude of tiny creatures who far outnumber us. This fact seems to be especially evident during the summer months. You might be familiar with these scenarios: dodging dive-bombing flies at the lake or beach, swatting mosquitoes at your backyard BBQ, or checking yourself and your kids for chiggers and …

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Jun 22

Fake Meat and Real Change

As a vegan for more than three decades, I have lived through the many attempts by food manufacturers to “perfect” fake meat via the veggie burger, soy dog, faux deli meats and beef crumbles, and chik nuggets. Admittedly, many of the early attempts were quite unedible. But current offerings demonstrate how persistence pays off, so …

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Jun 01

What Should We Eat?

I was listening to a BBC news story the other night about the confusion surrounding which diet is the best. What should we eat? It’s a burning question that haunts researchers and consumers alike. Based on the number of contradictory and debatable study results, diet books, and nutrition programs available, it’s easy to understand why …

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