Cooking with Seaweed

Bursting with nutrients and minerals, seaweed should be a part of your diet if it isn’t already. With more than 10,000 known edible varieties in the ocean, it’s good to know which are suitable for the novice palette. We suggest beginners start with light and crispy sea lettuce before experimenting with different tastes and textures…

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GMNo: What You Need to Know

You have probably already heard about the controversy surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms, remembering that they have something to do with the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act from a few years back, but let’s review the basics. GMOs are defined by the World Health Organization as organisms whose DNA has been altered in a non-natural way. So…

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The Health Benefits of Adding Seaweed to Your Diet

What if we told you that there’s a food out there with more calcium than broccoli, more protein than meat, more vitamin C than oranges, more potassium than bananas and more nutritional value than kale? And, that this nutrient-rich food also possesses antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties? Oh, and let’s not forget that it is…

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Are Special Interest Groups Harming the Organic Farmer?

Farming, as we know, is a tireless and demanding job, requiring waking up at dawn every morning during a six- or seven-day workweek, battling drought or too much rain, dealing with ruthless potato beetles or waking up in the middle of the night to chase down bulls that have managed to escape their pen. Organic…

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5 Natural Remedies That Help Inflammation

Inflammation is a biological response that we have all experienced, whether we have rheumatoid arthritis that affects the joints in our hands, digestive issues that keep us up at night, red and angry skin because of an injury, or a swollen throat caused by a cold that stubbornly refuses to go away. inflammation is actually…

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Europe’s High Standards—How the U.S. Can Improve

When it comes to food-safety standards, Europe has some of the strictest laws and regulations in place. In fact, many of the foods that we eat regularly here in the U.S. are banned in the European Union. Europeans prefer their veggies sans GMOs and their chicken air-chilled instead of washed in chlorinated water. Meanwhile, Americans are stuck…

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How Seaweed Farming Is a Step Toward Gender Equality

Across the world, farming has traditionally been a family endeavor, with all members participating in chores, feeding the animals and harvesting the produce. However, in most societies, farm labor is divided by gender, with men running the farm and driving the machinery and women tending to the plants and maintaining the household. As a result,…

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Protecting Our Water Is Everybody’s Business

While water makes up around 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh, and only 1 percent of that freshwater is accessible for the 6.8 billion of us living on this planet. With the population booming, this small percentage of water is only going to get smaller, and we are…

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