More on cooking demonstrations

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Last Sunday, my classmate Josh Smith and I gave a presentation at a parish in downtown Baltimore organized by the Baltimore Food and Faith Project, supported by the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future. While I did mention this in my previous blog, I did want to give a shout out …

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Magic Minerals

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On March 21, for one of my classes at Maryland University of Integrative Health, we were asked to design a booth for our nutrition expo. I joined classmates MaryJane Bembenek and Sharon Chan in preparing a booth on Minerals. We presented on why they are important and did some simple testing to help people determine …

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Tortoise tactics for 2012

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You know the old story of the tortoise and the hare – every new year I fancy myself the hare – come January 1, my life is destined for drastic change. Out go the sweets, the coffee, the alcoholic beverages, the wasteful purchases I made in the previous year and in comes the fruit smoothies, …

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Lunch and Litter

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I have become really aware of the way that lunches generate trash. I live and work in Washington DC where boxed lunches are often provided at meetings. I am almost always shocked by the paper plates and napkins; plastic flatware and cups that are left after the meetings’ end.  I am fortunate enough to work …

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Industrial agriculture and losing ground

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If you believe that industrial agriculture is great because it ensures that we have plenty of cheap food to choose from in the marketplace, think again about its environmental cost. The The Losing Ground Website set up by the Environmental Working Group tells the story of soil erosion which leads to dangerous pesticides and herbicides …

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Green your 2011 & add greenbacks to your wallet

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Given the financial challenges many people are still experiencing as well as the current stresses endured by Mother Earth, below you will find seven ideas for greening the earth while adding some greenbacks to your wallet Consider incorporating at least one of the following practices into your new year. 1-    Eat the foods that keep …

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A few words about energy use

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Sorry Buffalo! I shuttered when I read the report of hundreds of motorists stranded for hours on the New York State Thruway when over two feet of snow fell over two days this past week. Yes, winter is upon us – at least for those who live in northern climates! One of the most obvious …

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Keeping Clean Air Clean

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This summer many of us involved in advocacy on issues of health and ecology were extremely disappointed when the Senate failed to act on a comprehensive climate and energy bill. But even more disturbing is the fact that in the absence of such a bill, there have been congressional attempts to limit the power of …

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