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Does Vegetarianism = Giving Up Meat?

Our guest blogger's post about the green movement's reluctance to take on vegetarianism reminded me of something I read a few months ago. Eating less meat is critical to planet's future, from the Vancouver Sun, provides some insight into the double standard that makes environmentalists feel comfo...

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Tags: Diet, Meat, Sacrifice, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Half-Full or Half-Empty, Halving Your Lifstyle Could Be a Good Thing

I came across this cool thing called "The Half Plan" in the context of some solar lighting research. A plan that helps you "cut your energy use, energy cost, and C02 Emissions in half" sounds like a triple-win scenario. The site gives details about cost investment for each project, estimating tha...

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Tags: Diet, Energy, Goal, Green lifestyle, Half, Home, Recycle, Reduce, Reuse
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Escape From High Fructose Corn Syrup Mountain

This weekend, I went on a trip to the mountains to enjoy the last of the snow. I don’t have a problem keeping high fructose and other corn syrup out of my diet at home; I can stick to my resolution. No big deal, right? Boy, was I wrong! I got in the car and someone handed me some chewy licorice ...

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Tags: Calories, Cater to the earth, Corn, Corn syrup, Cornfree, Diet, Food, Food resolutions, Science
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A Salty Tale of Dietary Stumbles

My New Year's food resolution had two related components: 1. Eat less processed food (and thus more homemade, fresh stuff) 2. Eat less salt. Like resolutuions tend to, things began rather well. I rediscovered a love for eggplant, made several large batches of soup that with a handful of fresh spi...

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Tags: Diet, New year's resolutions, Salt
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Energy Bars: Scam or Fallback Plan?

Some people think energy bars are a scam—another one of those foods that we’ve been convinced are good for us but actually aren’t as nutritious as the real thing. To me and to many others, however, they are sometimes the lesser of two evils when faced with junk food. These bars almost seem like v...

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Tags: Diet, Energy bar, Green diet, Nutrition, Packaging, Processed food
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Simplify Your Resolutions

During the holidays, advertisers bombarded us with cookie commercials and equally-sweet depictions of joyful get-togethers. Now, they sing a new, more austere tune as they incite us to look inward...and downward at expanding waistlines. Advertisements for weight-loss aids, gyms, and supposedly he...

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Tags: Diet, Fitness, Health, New year's, Resolutions
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Visions of Sugarplums: Sweet Excess During the Holidays

For neither an abundance of waste nor an abundance of waist, you can still pass on the cheer while taking a pass on the food. Over Thanksgiving, I read An Abundance of Food, Wasted, a New York Times editorial by Jonathan Bloom, who is a journalist and a blogger on the excellent Wasted Food blog....

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Tags: Celebration, Diabetic, Diet, Family pressure, Food waste, Holiday consumption
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