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New to Hemp? Nutiva Has 3 Ways to Enjoy This Superfood

New to Hemp? Nutiva Has 3 Ways to Enjoy This Superfood

Revolutionizing the way the world eats might sound like a lofty goal, but Nutiva is up for the challenge. Founded in 1999, it curates some of the world’s most wholesome, plant-based organic foods l...

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Why Stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Important—and How You Can Help

Why Stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Important—and How You Can Help

Across the plains of North Dakota, thousands of people have gathered with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in recent months to protest construction of a 1,172-mile oil pipeline.

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Finally, the USDA Says It Will Allow Some Online Retailers to Accept SNAP

Finally, the USDA Says It Will Allow Some Online Retailers to Accept SNAP

In a much-anticipated move, today the USDA announced a first-of-its-kind pilot program that will allow recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to use their benefits onlin...

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5 Food Policy Issues We Wish the Presidential Candidates Were Talking About

5 Food Policy Issues We Wish the Presidential Candidates Were Talking About

With both the Democratic and Republican conventions in the books, we now have our two official presidential nominees: Donald Trump for the GOP, Hillary Clinton for the Dems. Tens of millions of Ame...

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6 Reasons Childhood Obesity Is Even Worse Than We Thought

6 Reasons Childhood Obesity Is Even Worse Than We Thought

For the bulk of history, humans struggled to eat enough—from the time of hunter-gatherers living in a wild and dangerous world right up to modernity. Only with the advent of large-scale agriculture...

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Why 2 Influential Foodies Say We’re Making Progress on Food Policy

Why 2 Influential Foodies Say We’re Making Progress on Food Policy

As we think about the state of our food system, it’s easy to dwell on the problems rather than relish the areas in which it has improved. But while there is much work yet to be done on the nutritio...

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5 Myths About GMOs the Food Industry Wants You to Believe

5 Myths About GMOs the Food Industry Wants You to Believe

In the international movement for a safer and more sustainable food system, few issues have captivated eaters like genetic engineering. Products made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, a...

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America’s Food Waste Problem in 5 Shocking Stats

America’s Food Waste Problem in 5 Shocking Stats

“Waste not, want not.” We've all heard that cliché, and many of us were reminded, as kids, to eat everything on our plates, because other children elsewhere didn’t have enough food. But what if you...

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This 25-Year-Old Congressional Candidate Wants to Help You Change the World

This 25-Year-Old Congressional Candidate Wants to Help You Change the World

The 2016 election cycle is bananas, and pretty much everyone can agree on that—regardless of their party affiliation. Between nasty Twitter fights, debates overshadowed by petty name-calling, and a...

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How Going Organic Could Save the Pandas, Elephants, and Other Endangered Species

How Going Organic Could Save the Pandas, Elephants, and Other Endangered Species

In case you need another reason to support organic food and fight the use of pesticides in our food supply, here’s a doozy: it could save the pandas.

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Why Aren't the Presidential Candidates Talking About Food?

Why Aren't the Presidential Candidates Talking About Food?

No matter what your political affiliation, we can all agree the 2016 race for the White House has been equal parts fascinating, wacky, unprecedented, and intense. While this crazy campaign has ofte...

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1 Million More Americans Might Have Their Food Benefits Revoked

1 Million More Americans Might Have Their Food Benefits Revoked

For tens of millions of low-income Americans, a monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefit—formerly known as food stamps—is a lifeline.

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