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    Top Water Woes And Cures: Water Pollutants To Avoid

    If you are drinking your water from the tap, most of the water is safe to consume. A few water pollutants, however, can pose a risk to your health even if they are under the government’s legal limit. These chemical additives are especially dangerous to people with cancer and AIDS, small children, and pregnant women. […] More

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    Nearly Nine Million Pounds of Beef Recalled

    Nearly nine million pounds of beef have been recalled. Rancho Feeding Corporation of Petaluma, California has recalled about 8,742,700 pounds of beef, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). More

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    West Virginia Water Woes – How You Can Help

    The West Virginia water woes continue, with more chemicals being discovered in the already contaminated Elk River. At least ten thousand gallons of MCHM leaked into the river upstream of Charleston’s drinking supply. No one knows the safe limit for MCHM, since the EPA grandfathered the chemical in when the Clean Water Act was created. […] More

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    Groundhog’s Day Cupcakes

    Groundhog’s Day is primarily associated with a giant rodent who predicts the weather, but why not celebrate with cupcakes? The Birmingham Zoo made this video that shows how to make some adorable Groundhog’s Day cupcakes. The procedure is pretty simple and quick. Use whatever flavor of cupcakes you want, since the cupcake won’t show through. […] More

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    West Virginia Water Woes

    West Virginia has had its share of water woes. The latest came last week from a leaky chemical storage facility when MCHM, a little-studied chemical, contaminated the drinking water supply of Charleston, West Virginia. Initially, residents were told not to drink the water, bathe in it, or wash their clothes or dishes with it. People […] More

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    Tyson Foods Recalls 33,840 Pounds of Chicken

    Tyson Foods, Inc., of Sedalia, Missouri recalled 33,840 pounds of chicken due to a possible contamination with Salmonella Heidelberg. The chicken was produced on October 11, 2013 by mechanical separation. Seven people fell ill with Salmonella Heidelberg in a Tennessee correctional facility. The start of those illnesses was between November 29, 2013 and December 5, […] More

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    Five Food Charities

    Not sure what to do with that Christmas money Santa left you? Perhaps you shopped all the sales and came in under budget for the season. Or maybe you haven’t maxed out your tax-deductible charitable contributions for 2013. These five food charities would appreciate your donations. More

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    An Aquifer Under the Sea?

    Australian researchers have found evidence of aquifers under the sea. 120,000 cubic miles of fresh and low-salinity water might be stored and available for human use. “The volume of this water resource is a hundred times greater than the amount we’ve extracted from the Earth’s sub-surface in the past century since 1900,” said lead author […] More

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    Three Free Cooking Apps

    It’s the cooking season and these three free cooking apps are here to help with ideas and instructions for appetizers, main dishes, and desserts – lots of desserts. More

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    The 30 Minute Vegan: Soup’s On! Cookbook Review and Recipe

    The 30 Minute Vegan: Soup’s On! by Mark Reinfeld arrived in my mailbox a week ago, just as the weather started to cool. The timing of Soup’s On! is particularly good, since I am happy for a break from cooking large, multi-course meals. A quick, hearty soup is perfect. But Soup’s On! doesn’t limit the selection of soups to winter. It has more than one hundred quick and easy recipes for every season. More

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    How to Make Turkey Stock

    Turkey stock is so simple to make and it adds a great deal of flavor to soups and casseroles. Use up the leftover Thanksgiving preparations and get one more use out of the turkey bones. More

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    Buying a Waterfront Home

    When buying a waterfront home, what should you consider? These nine pros and cons will help you with your buying decision. More

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    Uprisings: A Hands-On Guide to the Community Grain Revolution – Book Review

    Growing grains locally, whether on a backyard scale or on nearby farms, improves the economic situation of the local community and provides stability in the local food supply. Uprisings: A Hands-On Guide to the Community Grain Revolution shows how groups have come together to grow, harvest, mill, and sell local grains and lists positive steps to start your own local grain movement. More

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    Protect Interstate Commerce Act Promotes Race to the Bottom

    The Protect Interstate Commerce Act is an amendment to the Farm Bill (HR 2642) that denies states the ability to enact laws within their own borders. The amendment introduced by Rep. Steve King of Iowa and incorporated into the current Farm Bill states: SEC. 11312. PROHIBITION AGAINST INTERFERENCE BY STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WITH PRODUCTION […] More

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    Numi Organic Tea Giveaway – Reminder

    Numi Organic Tea and Eat Drink Better are giving away a Numi’s Collection – a sampler of eighteen of Numi’s organic, fair trade, non-GMO teas – to one lucky reader. There is still time to enter, but hurry! More

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    Numi Organic Tea Giveaway

    Numi Organic Tea is announcing a contest to design their next tea blend and they’re also giving away a collection of Numi Organic teas to one lucky reader here at Eat Drink Better! Tea conjures up images of warmth, quiet, and time with family or friends (or just by myself).  Tea is such a simple […] More

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    Aqualibrium – Aquaponics on a Home Scale

    The Aqualibrium Garden offers apartment dwellers and homeowners with limited outdoor growing space or season a chance to grow their own food with an aquaponics system that fits with most décor. More

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