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5 Things You Need To Know About High-Fructose Corn Syrup

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Cause you need to know…

  What is high-fructose corn syrup? 

High-fructose corn syrup is a mixture of fructose and glucose (both types of sugar) that is considerably sweeter than regular table sugar. As is suggested by the name, HFCS usually contains more fructose than glucose, and can overwhelm the body’s ability to process it. Continue reading

5 Things You Need To Know About Genetically Modified Foods Or You’ll Die Twice

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Photo Credit: “Pannocchia sgranata” by Luigi Chiesa

  What are GMOs? 
GMO stands for genetically modified organism. It is any organism that has been altered genetically, usually through the transfer of DNA from another organism. It may also be called a GEO, genetically engineered organism or just GM for genetically modified.

Are GMOs bad for you?

There are several reasons GMOs are bad for you. One is Continue reading

INFOGRAPHIC: If The White House Garden Grew Subsidized Crops

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It’s not really an infographic but this image is from Kitchen Gardeners International, and shows the layout of the Spring 2011 White House garden. The contrasting image shows what the White House Garden would look like if it was planted with subsidized crops from the Food and Farm Bill. Yes, that’s where your taxpayer dollars are going- not just to war but to subsidize corn, soy, cotton, wheat, rice and little more. Continue reading

Langston Hughes Speaks Of Rivers

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Black History Month happens to start off with the birthday of Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes. Born on February 1, 1902, James Mercer Langston Hughes became an important literary figure during the 1920s. Continue reading

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