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10 Films About Animals That Will Make You Go Vegan

By Jody McCutcheon When you compare early human civilizations with what we have now, in terms of social, moral and technological advancements, it’s difficult not to be impressed. We discovered fire and the wheel. We built space-exploring crafts, thousand-foot-tall…

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How Healthy Are Vegan Burgers and Meats?

By Diane Small It’s official: plant based diets are a huge trend, with 12% of the British population shunning meat and 20% of those aged between 16-24 rejecting animal flesh in their diets. That’s a great thing: vegans and vegetarians live…

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A Forest of Problems: GMO Trees Are Coming

By Dr Joseph Mercola Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or genetically “engineered” (GE) foods, are live organisms whose genetic components have been artificially manipulated in a laboratory setting through creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and even viral genes…

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Badly Bred: Why Pet Stores Suck

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi There can be little doubt that most people love animals. In America alone, nearly 62 percent of Americans have a pet at home, and surely many more who don’t have pets wish they could. It shouldn’t…

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Not Cool: Kids on the Catwalk

By Jody McCutcheon Fashion Week is once again upon us, and as always, there’s been some critique about choices of models on the runway, specifically a lack of inclusion of racial minorities and heavier models. But now we can add…

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5 Steps to a Sustainable Wedding

By Ajay Kichi More often that not newlyweds will go on to start a family pretty soon after getting married. Considering that whatever you do today will impact the lives of the next generation the most, it makes sense…

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Are Humans Meant to Eat Meat?

By Jody McCutcheon In our quest for the ideal diet, many of us tend to look back at the culinary habits of our earliest ancestors. Revisiting protohumans and their preferred victuals may be a way of cutting through all…

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12 Reasons to Go Vegan NOW

By Diane Small Veganism used to be the realm of hippies and Hindus but today, it’s taking over the world. From California to Calcutta, people are shunning meat for health, environmental, economic and ethical reasons – not to mention the…

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Cash Cow: Why Dairy Is Bad For You

By Neesha Gill In an eye opening and controversial new book, Cash Cow: Ten Myths about the Dairy Industry, French-Canadian food blogger and writer Élise Desaulniers examines the dairy industry in her native Quebec, Canada, and North America as a whole.  …

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Pink Ribbon Scandal: A Campaign of Neglect

By Jody McCutcheon October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which means people will be walking, running and donating to Pink Ribbon campaigns worldwide in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. A noble cause, certainly, yet an important question lingers: where…

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Trouble Brewing! Are Tea Bags Toxic ?

By Arwa Lodhi From a creamy English cuppa to a rich, fruity infusion, a hot cup of tea is just about everyone’s, well, cup of tea. Whether it’s a spicy Chai mix, antioxidant green tea or a traditional builder’s blend,…

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Time for Nature: Jaeger-LeCoultre & UNESCO

By Lora O’Brien Covering 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines, and deep sheltered fjords, Glacier Bay National Park is a highlight of Alaska’s Inside Passage and part of a 25-million acre World Heritage…

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5 Reasons Rana Plaza Still Matters

By Karundi Serumaga Working in the garment industry, I can tell you that 2 years is approximately 12 seasons of fashion. Anyone, especially a  keen fashionista, has 12 opportunities to change style, change garments, change their wardrobes completely.  Of course,…

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Do You Have A Shopping Addiction?

By Chere Di Boscio It’s a typical image we’ve all seen in popular media: watch films like “Clueless” or “Confessions of a Shopping Addict” or TV shows like “Gossip Girl” and you’ll inevitably see pretty young women with their…

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How To Spring Clean Your House Naturally

By Mariam Ghaidan As the clocks turned back recently, that means spring is finally here! And with this new season comes a desire by many for a fresh start, especially at home. Spring cleaning is a centuries old tradition,…

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Our Top 10 Environmental Documentary Films

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi and Arwa Lodhi The 32nd edition of Festival international du film d’environnement recently being held in France sparked much discussion and thought around environmental issues. It also got me thinking about what we would classify as…

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Best Sugar Alternatives: An Infographic

By Arwa Lodi We’ve written about how sugar can seriously ruin your health. From diabetes and obesity to creating cavities and wrinkles, there’s basically nothing good about too much sugar consumption. And it’s easy to over-consume without knowing it:…