In a shocking recent study, it was found that ten samples of butter, found in US stores, were found to be contaminated with a flame retardant. PBDE's, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers were likely transferred from contaminated papers that wrap the butter as well as being within the butter itself.

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Green SmoothieEat your greens. We hear it all the time and we know that greens are vitally important to maintaining our health. They are high in fiber, they're a great source of important vitamins and minerals, they're packed with potent anti-oxidants, and they're highly alkalinizing.

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When I was a young nerd, growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, my favorite movie was Wargames. You know the one - brainiac kid, played by Matthew Broderick, hacks into a government war simulation computer by accident and almost starts a thermonuclear war. Before that happens in the movie, there is a haunting scene (at least for the teenager I was at the time), in which two nuclear silo guards are ordered to "turn the key" - which did not go well.

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A few days ago, BBC News London did a report on London’s Covent Garden restaurant and its newest dessert called Baby Gaga – “free-ranged,” and “pure organic” breast milk ice cream!

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Gasland, a film by Josh Fox is up for best documentary at the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony. It has been reported that the natural gas industry asked the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to remove the eligibility of the film to win the award due to inaccuracies.

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Americans are being treated as guinea pigs through the dissemination of unlabeled genetically modified food ingredients. One might think that there are few of these in our food system, but that is the exact opposite of the truth.

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McDonald’s recently introduced a new breakfast food: Fruit and Maple Oatmeal. Described on the McDonald’s website as “what happens when wholesome meets delicious,” it’s the franchise's latest attempt at offering healthy food. With its “100% natural whole grain oats,” “plump raisins,” dried cranberries and raisins, and diced apples, the cereal does seem to be a healthy breakfast option.

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One of my closest friends is a holistic health practitioner. She's a strong believer that people can lead healthy, pollutant-free lives. We've had numerous conversations where I always learn something new, but one of the most surprising things to come was a mention in passing that she uses Seventh Generation Fabric Softener Sheets.

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Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry watchdog, has filed a formal legal complaint against Dean Foods. The institute says that Horizon Fat-Free Milk Plus DHA Omega-3 bears the USDA organic seal despite using DHA oil that is not legal in organic food production.

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Rush Limbaugh, conservative entertainer, was openly mocking Michelle Obama and her anti-obesity campaign over her choice of dinner while vacationing with her family.

Her choice: Ribs with 1,500 calories \ 141 grams of fat.

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