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You Are What You Eat

“Thousands of papers have been published on the important topic of what determines people’s subjective well-being and psychological health,” but what about the potential influence of the different kinds of foods people eat? I explore this in my video Which Foods Increase Happiness?.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Top Ways to Eat Healthy In a Hurry

With so much going on in our lives, it’s hard to juggle life, family, jobs, classes and making healthy meals. It feels like you need time to make healthy food, and when you’re always on the go, finding time for a meal (let alone a healthy one) can seem like a chore. Here are some quick and easy ways to create healthy meals for families, busy executives, students and anyone in between.

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Born and raised in California. I graduated with a B.S. in Nutrition Science and have been in the field for 25 years. I enjoy putting together meal plans and following the current health trends in the industry. I also enjoy following fashion trends and love finding vintage clothes. I'm a proud mom with two children and three grandchildren.
 

Green Divas' 25 Ways to Eat More Sustainably

With my disappointment about genetically engineered salmon being pushed to be approved for food (and a slew of other disappointing news about food regulations), I wanted to shift gears into thinking of more positive ways of eating and revisiting the ways to eat more sustainably. Although you probably know most of it, I figured, it wouldn’t hurt to check the list again.

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The Green Divas share low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green through a weekly radio show, podcasts, videos and blog posts. Working with talented partners and credible sources, the Green Divas produce content on a variety of topics relating to a healthy green lifestyle. Visit The Green Divas website to learn more, and check out The Green Divas on FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter too!

Why Buy Local Food? 10 Reasons

Why You Should Buy Local Food: 10 Reasons

1) Food grown locally tastes far better than imported produce.

Yes, some vegetables might look wonky but the flavor they are bursting with surely makes up for that. Locally grown food is likely to arrive on your dinner table within a few hours of being picked. The same cannot be said for those strawberries we import from Spain. 

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The Evolution of Agriculture - The Case Against Cheap Food

The agricultural revolution began some 10,000 years ago when one of our ancestors planted a seed, watched it grow, and ate its fruit. It was time to stop wandering and plant more seeds. This ancestor, let’s call her Neolithia, was the grandmother of agriculture, from her labor sprung not only farming but civilization and industry. From that first seed to the cheap offerings of today, we are in dire need of an evolution of how we produce food.

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Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

NYC Intervale Green Rooftop Urban Farm Cultivates More Than Food

by Robin Plaskoff Horton | Urban Gardens

When thinking of the Bronx, the northernmost of New York City’s five boroughs, one might think first of Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, or the New York Botanical Garden. But what about farming?

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Robin Plaskoff Horton is the publisher and creative director of the Webby-nominated and award-winning blog, Urban Gardens–a mix of urban style, design, and nature. Urban Gardens is a lifestyle story told from the ground up: from seed to harvest to kitchen while serving it all up in style, with cutting edge design objects in stylish outdoor rooms and indoor gardens. As a “coolspotter,” Robin explores the world's captivating travel destinations to experience what the global, multi-cultural, and creative universe is serving up in their own unique and sustainable style.

Urban Gardens is considered an "influencer" within the home and garden sector. Mashable named Urban Gardens "one of the top 10 must-follow home and garden Twitter accounts" and Better Homes and Gardens Magazine named Urban Gardens one of the top ten gardening blogs for 2015.

A seasoned speaker and workshop facilitator, Robin has facilitated storytelling workshops at the Mother Earth News Fair, Women at Woodstock, and The Entrepreneurial Womens Network, and was a featured speaker at the Garden Writers Association and the Garden Bloggers Conference. Robin is a contributor to Fix.com, Houzz, and has been a featured curator for Pickie and Luvocracy. 

Green Diva Confessions: The Making of a Foodie

by Megan McWilliams | The Green Divas

Foodie family…

My history with food goes back to the beginning – well, pre-Meg actually.

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The Green Divas share low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green through a weekly radio show, podcasts, videos and blog posts. Working with talented partners and credible sources, the Green Divas produce content on a variety of topics relating to a healthy green lifestyle. Visit The Green Divas website to learn more, and check out The Green Divas on FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter too!

Why is Foully Raised Food So Cheap?

There has been quite a kerfuffle in the media and in agriculture posts about the rise of egg prices due to an animal welfare law in California. Back in 2008, California voters approved a statewide initiative requiring that eggs come from chicken (still) in cages that (at least) provide room for the birds to lie down, stand up, turn around, and fully extend their wings. The law went into effect January 1, 2015 and it applies to all eggs sold in the state wherever the eggs were laid.

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Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

Veterans in Agriculture | Their Healing is Crucial for Our Future

A veteran returns home from war weary, sometimes shattered and frayed. Protecting our interests in foreign lands requires focus and tenacity with a different set of rules. Re-entering civilian life can be difficult because the same rules just don’t apply. A great shift must be facilitated in order to bring the veteran to a place of peace and a meaningful return to life without combat. So too does our agriculture require a shift away from the paradigm of combating the soil, the weeds, and the pests.

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Melody Meyer's picture

Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

Interview with Sauced In Translation Co-creator and Host, Howie Southworth

Living-Howie interview 6.11.13

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Nikki Pava is the founder of Alegria Partners, and with a decade of leadership in the sustainability movement, she and her company work with entrepreneurs and business leaders to design, implement, and measure profitable sustainability strategies for their companies.

Prior to her work at Alegria Partners, Nikki founded EcoTuesday, a national networking forum that facilitated vital connections and essential change in the business community. EcoTuesday hosted more than 300 events in 12 cities across the country and brought together hundreds of sustainability professionals, making a positive impact in each city.

Nikki holds an MBA in sustainable management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. She lives in an eco-community in Costa Rica and is currently writing a book about teams in businesses that focus on reaching their company’s climate change goals.

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10/02/2018
You Are What You Eat “Thousands of papers have been published on the important topic of what determines people’s subjective well-being and psychological health,” but what about the... read more
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03/21/2018
With so much going on in our lives, it’s hard to juggle life, family, jobs, classes and making healthy meals. It feels like you need time to make healthy food, and when you’re always on the go,... read more
Bearded man in white shirt holding up vegetables from salad.
08/05/2017
With my disappointment about genetically engineered salmon being pushed to be approved for food (and a slew of other disappointing news about food regulations), I wanted to shift gears... read more
Piles of freh vegetables: tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, lettuce.
11/12/2016
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Why You Should Buy Local Food: 10 Reasons 1) Food grown locally tastes far better than imported produce. Yes, some vegetables might look wonky but the flavor they are bursting with surely makes... read more
rows of bananas in grocery store
07/23/2016
The agricultural revolution began some 10,000 years ago when one of our ancestors planted a seed, watched it grow, and ate its fruit. It was time to stop wandering and plant more seeds. This ancestor... read more
Intervale rooftop urban garden in Bronx, NY
05/26/2016
by Robin Plaskoff Horton | Urban Gardens When thinking of the Bronx, the northernmost of New York City’s five boroughs, one might think first of Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, or the New... read more
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11/21/2015
by Megan McWilliams | The Green Divas Foodie family… My history with food goes back to the beginning – well, pre-Meg actually. It could be a genetic thing. While I never met my... read more
chickens in yard behind coop fence
11/03/2015
There has been quite a kerfuffle in the media and in agriculture posts about the rise of egg prices due to an animal welfare law in California. Back in 2008, California voters approved a statewide... read more
rear view farmer in soybean field
09/29/2015
A veteran returns home from war weary, sometimes shattered and frayed. Protecting our interests in foreign lands requires focus and tenacity with a different set of rules. Re-entering civilian... read more

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Large array of cut fruits in a colorful pile.
10/02/2018
You Are What You Eat “Thousands of papers have been published on the important topic of what determines people’s subjective well-being and psychological health,” but what about the... read more
Stopwatch next to exploded stopwatch
03/21/2018
With so much going on in our lives, it’s hard to juggle life, family, jobs, classes and making healthy meals. It feels like you need time to make healthy food, and when you’re always on the go,... read more
Bearded man in white shirt holding up vegetables from salad.
08/05/2017
With my disappointment about genetically engineered salmon being pushed to be approved for food (and a slew of other disappointing news about food regulations), I wanted to shift gears... read more
Piles of freh vegetables: tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, lettuce.
11/12/2016
Anonymous (not verified)
Why You Should Buy Local Food: 10 Reasons 1) Food grown locally tastes far better than imported produce. Yes, some vegetables might look wonky but the flavor they are bursting with surely makes... read more
rows of bananas in grocery store
07/23/2016
The agricultural revolution began some 10,000 years ago when one of our ancestors planted a seed, watched it grow, and ate its fruit. It was time to stop wandering and plant more seeds. This ancestor... read more
Intervale rooftop urban garden in Bronx, NY
05/26/2016
by Robin Plaskoff Horton | Urban Gardens When thinking of the Bronx, the northernmost of New York City’s five boroughs, one might think first of Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, or the New... read more
ad for frozen dinners woman smiling at oven
11/21/2015
by Megan McWilliams | The Green Divas Foodie family… My history with food goes back to the beginning – well, pre-Meg actually. It could be a genetic thing. While I never met my... read more
chickens in yard behind coop fence
11/03/2015
There has been quite a kerfuffle in the media and in agriculture posts about the rise of egg prices due to an animal welfare law in California. Back in 2008, California voters approved a statewide... read more
rear view farmer in soybean field
09/29/2015
A veteran returns home from war weary, sometimes shattered and frayed. Protecting our interests in foreign lands requires focus and tenacity with a different set of rules. Re-entering civilian... read more

Pages