The Question of Sustainability in Organic Farming

EarthTalk® E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: Do you agree with the recent claim in the Wall Street Journal that organic agriculture isn’t actually sustainable?                                      — Chuck Romaniello, Pittsburgh, PA Dr. Henry I. Miller’s May 15, 2014 opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal has indeed made waves in the organic farming […]

6 Mental Tricks to Avoid Gaining Weight this Holiday Season

Boston, MA (November 2013)- The holiday season is upon us, which usually means that an extra 5-7 pounds are upon us as well. Delicious food, cold weather, less sunlight, and plenty of parties make it hard to say no to seconds during the holidays.  If there is food nearby, most of us can make an […]

Americans: Are foods you eat every day BANNED across the rest of the world?

Many Americans, if not most, love a good piece of meat. Whether it is a delicious stuffed turkey during Thanksgiving or a tender Sirloin steak for dinner, it is an easy crowd-pleaser. But is it safe to eat? One report lists 10 foods consumed regularly by Americans that are banned in many other countries. The […]

Vegan hiker hits the 2,655-mile Pacific Crest Trail to promote vegan diets and Mercy for Animals

Josh Garrett is carrying more than a backpack as he hits the grueling Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,655-mile trek from Mexico to Canada – he’s carrying a message about the benefits of a vegan diet and the plight of animals on factory farms. Garrett, 30, a college track coach and exercise physiology instructor, first hiked […]

Energy drink consumption: A growing health concern

Powerade, Gaterade, Monster, Red Bull – we’ve all seen these energy drinks in supermarkets, cafeterias, and convenience stores. Many confide in these for a simple boost for the day, as they are both tasty and convenient. But is what we are drinking becoming a rising health issue? Results from a study conducted by the nation’s […]

Eating dark chocolate daily may reduce risk for heart disease

A piece of dark chocolate a day could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in some people, finds a study published Thursday in BMJ. The 10-year Australian study looked at 2,013 people with metabolic syndrome, a combination of medical disorders that puts them at high risk for heart disease and diabetes. Participants had high blood pressure, but had no […]