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AM Inspiration: The Bean Eaters - Not a Casual Affair

Many people are seeking to cut down their meat intake for environmental and health reasons, but having beans for dinner doesn't have to equal what Gwendolyn Brooks called "a casual affair." The Bean Eaters by Gwendolyn Brooks They eat beans mostly, this old yellow pair. Dinner is a casual affa...

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Tags: Bean, Diet, Food, Globaliation, Gwendolyn brooks, Latin america, Mexico, Nutrition, Poetry, Protein
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Morning Inspiration: The Air Will Not Deny You

To help you ease your way into the week, here's an excerpt from a gentle poem by the Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinke. Dedication by Wole Soyinka for Moremi, 1963 The air will not deny you. Like a top Spin you on the navel of the storm, for the hoe That roots the forests plows a path for...

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Tags: Diet, Food, Poem, Sweet
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Green Dieting Without Gimmicks: Seeking a Healthy Relationship to Food

Food is as essential to the environmental movement as it is to life. From genetically modified and organic produce, deforestation and meat consumption, transport and fossil fuels, packaging and paper/plastic...to waste, food cuts across our most basic relationship to the environment. Perhaps no o...

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Tags: Diet, Food, Health, Social, Tips
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Why We Have a Coke and a Smile

An article in Civil Eats today brought up a subject I've been trying to avoid: soda addiction. It's a subject covered in this blog before: why is it so hard to kick the soda habit? In my own case, soda addiction is something I really do struggle with. Since dietary restrictions keep me from drink...

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Tags: Beverage, Consumer, Consumption, Diet, Health, Recycle, Soda
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Poland: Food Waste and Meat Consumption

It's always interesting to see how environmental ills affect other regions. A report out of Poland says that food waste is a problem there, too. Approximately 4 million tons of food will be wasted in Poland this year, while over 2.5 million people will suffer from poverty and undernourishment. Ha...

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Tags: Agriculture, Diet, Europe, Meat, Nutrition, Poland, Poverty
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Healthy Eats: Staff Updates

Here's some updates from New Dreamers who are either keeping up with their food resolutions or finding some healthy breakfast options. Latoya Learning to eat and cook with “clean” or whole foods has been beneficial to both my energy levels and the planet. The only problem left is our culture of ...

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Tags: Breakfast, Diet, Local, Resolution, Sustainable
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Board Member Juliet Schor Weighs in On NYT Debate: Food and Environment

New Dream Board Member Juliet Schor was published in the New York Times as part of Room for Debate: Toilet Paper and Other Moral Choices. She discussed an issue integral to our Cater to the Earth Campaign: the relationship between food choices and environmental impacts. Compared to producing veg...

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Tags: Carbon, Diet, Emissons, Greenhouse, Lifestyle, Meat, Vegetarian
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Secretary of Agriculture: Less likely to use us-vs-them thinking?

How will our food policy change now that our New Secretary of Agriculture is someone with weight issues? Said Tom Vilsack about dealing with a weight problem since childhood: Food is a fairly significant aspect of my life. I have struggled mightily with food. With my weight. And I'm conscious of...

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Tags: Agriculture, Diet, Food, Obesity, Overweight, Policy
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Healthy, Convenient, Inexpensive: The Three Dietary Pillars

My post the other day referred to a cashier's wish that she could afford to feed her family as well as a health-conscious customer. My point was that the more challenges you have in your life, the harder it is to make lifestyle changes. Then I came across a post in the always thought-provoking V...

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Tags: Diet, Food, Health, Money, Vegetarian
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A Healthy Breakfast Goes By Many Names

While you may savor stir-fry, congee, or cucumber and feta at any other time of the day, eating them for a savory breakfast may sound a little odd. Let me just repeat three words from the most recent entry from Mark Bittman's Bitten foodblog: "coconut oat pilaf." Oats, chilies, coconut, cilantro....

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Tags: Breakfast, Diet, Egg, Food, Nutrition, Processed food
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