Make Safe Cycling a National Priority

Make Safe Cycling a National Priority

For many Americans, the idea of riding their bike as a form of transportation can be a scary thought. Even though it’s healthy for the rider and the environment, we live in cities plagued with car congestion, lack of bike lanes, and few cyclist protection measures. On December 28, 2014, cyclist Tom Palermo was hit and killed in Baltimore. The driver, Bishop Heather Cook, second in command...

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The Battle to Label GMOs Continues in Colorado and Oregon

The Battle to Label GMOs Continues in Colorado and Oregon

Two huge votes are looming on the horizon for the movement to label GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms). Oregon and Colorado will both be voting on the issue during next month’s election. “Genetically engineered” (GE) food is defined in Oregon’s Measure 92 as “food produced from organisms with genetic material changed through in vitro nucleic acid techniques and certain cell-fusing...

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The Ethics of Ethical Meat

The Ethics of Ethical Meat

“How can you possibly be an educated person and still eat meat?”  I’ve come across this attitude fairly frequently from those vegetarians and vegans that choose to be so for ethical reasons.  While understand the reasoning behind this statement, especially in regards to factory farming in America, I can still counter their position. “How can you be so lazy that...

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GMOs: Take out the G and Add an M to Get the Power of MOMs on a Mission

GMOs: Take out the G and Add an M to Get the Power of MOMs on a Mission

California and Washington are not the end of the road. The GMO Right-to-Know movement is building momentum. You can help protect the organic crops from GMO crops by signing — before March 4 — the online petition to Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture. What does it mean to work at MOM’s, one of the top Right-to-Know Grocers, as ranked by the Organic Retail and Consumer...

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Recovering Vegan Journeys Back to Health

Recovering Vegan Journeys Back to Health

As president of the environmental club from junior to senior year of college, I was with the majority of club members who were committed to saving the animals — one plate at a time!  It’s great to be passionate, but a complete surprise when philosophical belief isn’t congruent with what nature has determined best for us.  I grew up eating a pretty normal American diet as a kid of a...

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