Kitchen Hack: 6 Foods You Can Make Yourself

By now, we know that most processed foods contain more sugar, fat and salt than natural unprocessed foods. Their convenience may be appealing, but the toll they can take on your health may make you think twice. So why not combine convenience, health and low costs by making foods yourself? You may be surprised to…

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The Eco-Friendly Baby

Parenting means getting used to having constant bags under your eyes, wearing spit-up as a new accessory, changing diapers like a contortionist and interpreting screams as a new language. Despite these less-than-glamorous aspects of parenting, we wouldn’t change it for the world. In fact, we strive to make sure our babies are getting the best…

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Help the Planet: Let’s Eliminate Food Waste

Even though the world is witnessing a growing food crisis with millions of people suffering from malnutrition and starvation, at the same time we are also seeing a food waste epidemic, in which 1.3 billion tons of food is unused each year. Closer to home, 31 percent of food postharvest gets thrown out, according to…

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Carrageenan: Sustainable Friend to the Environment

Although you may not have heard of carrageenan—a soluble fiber that comes from red seaweed—this environmentally friendly product has been around for ages. In fact, Irish use of carrageenan has been documented in the early 1800s, when it was recommended as a cure for respiratory ailments. It has been used by the food industry as…

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6 Reasons Why Keeping Seaweed Farmers in Business is Important

In the past few years, the seaweed farming industry has taken off, and you may have started to notice its leafy green sold as snacks, or perhaps you’ve come across carrageenan—a product of seaweed used as a natural and sustainable food additive—in your almond milk. But seaweed can offer much more than great health benefits.…

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4 Ways to Feed the World Safely

As the population expands and we continue to practice monoculture farming, our resources are becoming scarcer. According to the World Bank, by 2050 the world will need to produce at least 50% more food to feed the 9 billion people living on this planet. And that’s without taking the effects of climate change into account,…

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Why We Can’t Afford the High Cost of Man-Made

It seems as if every time we go shopping at the grocery store or buy a snack at a coffee shop, the ingredients list on our food labels grows longer and longer. While these readily available foods may offer convenience and simplicity to our busy schedules, those ingredients are anything but simple. When it comes…

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Our Oceans, Ourselves

Oceans are the basis for life, providing the world with important jobs, nutritious food sources, vacation destinations and an abundance of recreational activities. But what you may not know is that these blue seas give us more than meets the eye. Extracts from marine organisms have been used in medicines for centuries, while sand has…

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