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Did you know that the “experts” recommend chewing at least 21 times before you swallow? I don’t know about you, but I rarely have the luxury of sitting down and chewing my food that thoroughly; besides, broccoli sucks if it doesn’t come with a healthy serving of cheese (which by the way isn’t healthy, especially… Read more »


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Pancake Mix Cookies Try this pancake mix cookie recipe for easy holiday, or any day, baking! My family and I love making sugar cookies. It is fun to roll them, cut out the shapes and decorate them. Sugar cookies are always a hit at my house. The only thing that wasn’t so much fun for… Read more »


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Congress is currently working on passing a farm bill that essentially distributes money across a number of agriculture and nutrition related program. Though you might think it has nothing to do with you, think again. We’re talking about how to divvy up a trillion dollars for the next ten years and not surprisingly, it’s causing… Read more »


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When you think of calories, you think of an ingredient in food. Actually, a calorie is a unit of heat energy. It is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by 1 °C. To put it mathematically, a calorie is equal to 4.1868 joules. Calories are essential for… Read more »


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I have been seeing many stories in the news lately about how much food Americans waste yearly. The numbers are staggering:  According to the USDA and EPA, somewhere between 30 and 40% of the food supply in the United States is wasted. For example, 133 billion pounds of food was tossed out in 2010! The… Read more »


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It seems there is yet another reason to steer clear of GMO corn. GMO stands for genetically modified organisms, or in other words, foods that have been genetically engineered. There are many reasons for genetically engineering foods such as greater crop protection and better crop yield. Along with a crop that is resistant to disease… Read more »


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What would you do if faced with the choice of either having enough money for the food you need to sustain your life, or the medicine required to save it? This is the dilemma facing a growing number of elderly Americans who are cutting their pills in half, skipping doses, and even going without entirely… Read more »


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In the central California area near where I live, they grow 80 percent of the world’s almond crop on 60 million almond trees. These trees won’t produce nuts unless honeybees are there to pollinate them, so to get the job done, every spring California almond growers rent beehives that are shipped by truck from out… Read more »


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Back in the mid-1980s, in an attempt to make grains hardier and more resistant to the pesticides used to destroy weeds and other pests, scientists undertook the task of genetically modifying the grain seed. Using genetic engineering techniques, these seeds had specific changes introduced into their DNA and became what is commonly referred to today… Read more »


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I am the youngest in a family of three girls, and I happen to look up to my older sisters quite a bit. I have watched my sisters overcome many of life’s challenges, and I have been particularly impressed with the way my oldest sister has dealt with the life long challenge of being diagnosed… Read more »