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American Families Buying More Organic Foods


According to a study conducted by the Organic Trade Association (OTA), the number of American families buying organic food is up to 78% !

Nearly half  of parents surveyed revealed that their strongest motivator for buying organic is their belief that organic products “are healthier for me and my children.” Other motivators for purchasing organic included concern over the effects of pesticides, hormones and antibiotics on children, and the desire to avoid highly processed or artificial ingredients.

Cheers to a greener, cleaner diet!





Michael Pollan’s Food Rules


The illustrated edition of Michael Pollan's Food Rules comes out November 1st. Perfect to teach kids about healthy food habits!  Check out the video excerpt below and let us know what you think.

Green Cool-Aid


This sophisticated drink derives its name from the element of green (tea) and cool cucumber water. The best part is there are no artificial flavors, dyes or preservatives!

1 teabag of Tazo ‘Zen’ green tea
½ peeled cucumber
1 cup of boiling water
1 cup of water (reg temp)
2 tsp honey

Steep the tea bag, as instructed on the box, for 3 minutes. While this is going on, put the cucumber, along with the other cup of water, in the blender. Blend it until its all liquid. When the tea is done steeping, add the honey. Stir it until it’s melted in. Next mix... Read More

Meatless Monday Green Chefs Search


Do you have any MEATLESS Monday recipes that are delicious and healthy?? We want you to share them with us!

We could scour the internet for recipes from a dozen different sources...OR we could share the great ideas from our fans! We choose the latter. And also, we think of you as more than fans...more like fellow green warriors ;) Or in this chefs! We'll make sure to credit you as the official Green Chef of that Monday!

Send your recipe along with a picture (of either the food or you) along with a short personal profile to the email... Read More

Why a Salad Costs More Than a Big Mac

So why does a salad cost more than a McDonald's Big Mac? Because of federal subsidies. This eye-opening image says it all. Meat and dairy account for a whopping 73.80% of federal food subsidies compared to 0.37% for vegetables and fruit. Ouch.



Thanks to and to PCRM for the great graphic.

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