Happy Earth Day 2015.... Now Call Congress

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a so-called trade deal that is being secretly negotiated and will be given a final vote by Congress in the next few months. It is feared the bulk of the plan, a binding agreement that will allow companies and corporations to take governments to a corporate court for perceived infractions of the deal, will gut national environmental and labor protections.

Learn about the TPP here and call Congress to voice your opposition.

 

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Meatless Monday: Tomato Lentil Soup

It may be Spring but for those of us in the north it just doesn't look like or feel like it. For your Meatless Monday try out this heart soup of lentils and tomatoes. Not only is it healthy it will warm you up on these chilly "Spring" days. If only Mother Nature would take the hint and give us a real spring. Hunting for Easter eggs in the snow is just not cool.

One More Reason To Keep Bees Alive & Well

We know bees are essential to a healthy earth but now they could be essential to fighting HIV. Washington University in St. Louis, has an incredible science team that have developed a way for bee venom to fight the HIV scourge. If you needed another reason to help increase the bee population, here it is.

Blah Blah Blah Windfarm Sickness

Have you heard the one about the guy with debilitating windfarm sickness? The guy was suffering from just being near a windfarm. Thankfully doctors have found a cure: monetary compensation for leasing the windfarm property. So, yeah it turns out there is no such thing as windfarm sickness according to an Australian study. Don't believe the hype people.

Meatless Monday: Braised Coconut With Spinach

Whether you are already a vegetarian or would just like to participate in Meatless Mondays, start watching for a yummy meat free recipe on Mondays. Check out this tasty looking meal of braised coconut spinach, chickpeas and lemon. I plan to make it and maybe add a little tofu too. If you try it let us know what you think.

Bake Better Homemade Preservative-Free Bread

You can bake great bread at home without preservatives. The problem is, that lovely bread just doesn't last long due to mold. The University of Alberta thought there must be a way to make better preservative-free bread. Their Food Microbiology Lab discovered a natural flavorless component that happens to be anti-fungal.

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