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The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA for short) is a federal law in the United States that gives the nation’s Environmental Protection...
Selenium (Se) is a trace mineral with a very important role in human nutrition. Many of the human body’s normal physiological functions...
In 2014, the state of Vermont passed a progressive GMO labeling law that would require GMO foods producers to clearly identify all genetically...
Put a new spin on your dreary wash routine. Natural minerals that are tough on stains and gentle on your baby and the environment are the core of all of our detergents. Make greener choices with our full line of eco concious products that are super fresh and oh so socially responsible.
Just as not all sugars are created equal, neither are all salts. The dangers of excessive salt intake – high blood pressure, heart trouble, reduced kidney function – have led to many cutting back enormously on salt. But you can still get the flavor that salt brings – as well as a host of added nutrients – by simply switching up your salt. You may have already heard of some of the benefits of pink sea salt, but this pretty seasoning is not the only one that can change the way you season.
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When it comes to eating a conscious diet, vegetarians and vegans have always been at the top of the smart-eating list. Well, things are changing because there's a new list of low-impact diets people are embracing.
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If you are considering backyard gardening for the first time, you may wonder whether it’s better to plant directly in the ground or to use the raised bed gardening approach. Many first time gardeners have questions about whether the work of building and installing raised gardening beds is worth it or not. We can say that there are definite advantages to using raised beds for gardening and we outline some of those boons below.
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The planet’s obesity epidemic is on target to impact 20 percent of the global population by 2025, a new study finds.
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No one wants to see bacteria, fungi, or mold in their house. But put those things in a kitchen… er, pot? Well, then you can create delectable fermented foods.
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Acne is a disease. I like to take it a step further and say that in some cases, it can be a totally manageable, if not completely preventable, disease. Some of us are born with better skin genes than others, for sure. But the same way the majority of the population can avoid obesity (a disease reaching epidemic levels across the globe right now) through exercise and healthy eating, acne can be managed and reversed, too. At Evolué, my natural beauty shop in Beverly Hills, Calif., I have helped many clients plagued by acne by teaching them daily exfoliating and balancing skin routines with natural products.
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For left-leaning voters—vegans and vegetarians chief among them—presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has become the clear choice, even though he’s not by any means a vegetarian.
The post For Vegans ‘Feel the Bern’ Means Protesting Bernie Sanders Rallies (and Still Voting for Him) appeared first on Organic Authority.
Spring is here and it’s time to take in all that the warm(er) weather season has to offer, including its vegetables. The following 11 seasonal vegetables and fruits are in full bloom and ready for your culinary touch. Learn why the select fruits and veggies are so good for you and how you can create delicious dishes out of them.
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Some super foods really do seem to have super powers; others just aren’t worth the hype. When it comes to extra-virgin coconut oil, claims have been floating around that it has the wonderful ability to reduce belly fat – and wouldn’t we all like a magic potion for that? But other experts say that it’s just another cooking fat, albeit a healthy one.
The post Can Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil Really Reduce Belly Fat? appeared first on Organic Authority.
Cascadian Farm has announced its cooperation with the Xerces Society, a leader in pollination conservation, to plant 100,000 acres of pollinator habitat at its supplier farms by the end of 2020.
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In a move that all but assures the future for egg-laying hens will be cage-free, Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, announced on Tuesday it will switch its supply chain to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2025 for all of its 4,600 U.S. Walmart and 650 Sam's Clubs locations. Walmart accounts for 25 percent of all groceries sold in the U.S.; the company sells an astounding 11 billion eggs per year.
The post Walmart Makes Major Cage-Free Egg Commitment, Transforms the Future of U.S. Egg Production for Good appeared first on Organic Authority.
Organic farming is on the rise, according to new information released by the Agricultural Marketing Service’s National Organic Program (NOP). Today, there are 21,781 certified organic operations in the U.S. alone, and a total of 31,160 certified organic operations worldwide. The total retail market for organic products is valued at over $39 billion in the U.S. alone, and $75 billion worldwide.
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Just like some people are simply meant to be together, some nutrients work better together than they do apart. Combining certain foods can increase their nutritional value, allowing your body to more easily absorb and utilize their nutrients more efficiently and effectively. The following 5 food pairings optimize the nutritional takeaway from a given meal. Luckily, they make for delicious (and sometimes boozy) combinations!
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You're invited to an evening of wellness and eco beauty!
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Whether you’re a vegan looking how to veganize your favorite recipes, allergic, or you simply ran out of eggs, we’ve got you covered with our favorite egg substitutes.
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Too much junk food makes your skin look bad. No huge surprise there. But did you know other foods you eat could be showing up as skin problems too? Find out how and which you may want to avoid.
The post Food Intolerance and Your Skin: Does What You Eat Show Up On Your Face? appeared first on Organic Authority.
Longer lasting beauty products are better, right? Not always. Why you don’t want eternal skincare and makeup shelf life.
The post Why You DON’T Want Your Makeup Shelf Life to Be Eternal appeared first on Organic Authority.
Grocery stores are where most of us go for our food, but how many of those store are actually growing what they sell? Can’t think of one, can you? Well, one German supermarket is putting the “grow” in grocery store with an indoor vertical farm, and what may just be a revolution in urban farming.
The post Indoor Urban Farming Puts the ‘Grow’ in Grocery Store for a Berlin Supermarket appeared first on Organic Authority.
Foreign travel is exciting, exhilarating, and for many of us, a rare occasion. That may mean that you want to see as it all – squeeze in as much of your destination’s sites, people, and quirks as possible. What better way to do so than by going rogue? Camper van hire is perhaps one of the best ways to indulge in all that a city or country has to offer. It gives you the freedom of movement and the luxury of deciding when, where, and what you want to see, all at your own pace. The following five countries are camper van friendly and are full of enough culture, nature, and delicious cuisine to ignite your appetite for travel.
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How do you know when you're a good gardener? Probably when you grow edible produce. But how do you know when you're a great gardener? IMHO, when you can successfully grow organic tomatoes. They can be tricky to grow, but the reward is oh so scrumptious. Let me drop some knowledge that I've learned over years of trial and error for growing tomatoes.
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We've long known that avocados are way more than just an ingredient in guacamole, but now health and beauty gurus have uncovered the benefits of avocado oil, a monounsaturated fat pressed from avocados. And just like avocados in all their green-skinned glory, the oil is a dreamy source of good fats used in everything from moisturizing facial masks avocado oil pesto.
The post Amazing Avocado Oil: 6 Surprisingly Simple Health and Beauty Hacks appeared first on Organic Authority.
Bugs in your garden are bad, right? Not so fast. Put down that cocktail of toxic chemicals you’re tempted to dump on the first creepy crawly you find in your garden. Some of those tiny creatures are actually doing beneficial work. Here are five helpful insects that you not only want to keep alive but […]
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A new report released by Oceana has revealed that the recent seafood traceability rule known as the “Seafood Import Monitoring Program,” which was put into place in 2015, does not go far enough to stop seafood fraud amongst distributors in the US. According to Oceana’s report, this rule only requires transparency for 13 types of seafood that […]
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People love fancy toast. I’m not sure if it’s because of all the delectable artisan breads now available, or because dips and spreads are so fun to eat. But really, who cares. This… meal? Snack? Is incredibly enjoyable to eat no matter what. So, we’ve rounded up 3 fancy toast recipes you can make any […]
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As the weather gets warmer, sitting down to a big, hot meal doesn’t necessarily seem all that appetizing. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t still cook a delicious dinner for yourself and your family. We love serving up finger food recipes as the weather gets hotter — they take advantage of seasonal produce and […]
The post 4 Finger Food Recipes to Make Meatless Monday Special (and Easy!) appeared first on Organic Authority.
Even though erythritol is new to the sugar substitute scene it’s getting a lot of praise from those in the know because it has many of the benefits of sugar without the caloric downside. Sound too good to be true? This ain’t your grandmother’s artificial sweetener. In fact, it's not artificial at all. Let's learn about erythritol.
The post What is Erythritol? Why Health Nuts Heart this Sweetener appeared first on Organic Authority.
Add some summer freshness to your table with this barbecue and pineapple vegan pizza on gluten-free pizza crust. This tasty pizza is made with organic barbecue sauce and freshly cut pineapple garnished with cilantro and drizzled with cashew cheese. The oven-baked crust is crisped to perfection and no one will be the wiser that it’s gluten-free. Summer […]
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Attention wellness and natural beauty junkies: Organic Authority’s Summer Wellness & Natural Beauty Goodie Box is here! Get ready for the best summer ever with our hand-picked collection of fabulous summer finds from 20 of the hottest eco, organic, wellness and beauty brands. This Goodie Box edition is packed with healthy summer musts: from luxurious skin and […]
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Diet fads come and go. The paleo diet is one that has earned its share of devotees in recent years. But can it last? A spin-off of the gluten-free craze and our constant quest for healthier, cleaner foods, paleo eating mimics the scaled down diets of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, even though virtually none of […]
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Philadelphia may soon become the largest U.S. city to charge a soda tax aimed at curbing consumption of the sugary soft drinks. The Philadelphia City Council confirmed last week that it would support a 1.5 cents per ounce soda tax. It now goes to a second city vote later this week before it passes into […]
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Late spring calls for hearty yet fresh and healthy meals like this plant-based quinoa stir-fry recipe with mushrooms and bok choy. The lightly spiced chili tamari sauce adds a punch of flavor, making this an anything but ordinary stir-fry recipe. Chili is also great for aiding in fighting off spring colds as the spicy kick […]
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Organic beers are loved by all. But for the dads who put in a lot of time taking care of the kids, helping out around the house, and perfecting all those terrible dad jokes–they could stand to throw back a few cold ones. So, we’d like to suggest 3 great, organic beers to gift your […]
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No matter how zen, centered, or balanced we deem ourselves, not all of us wake up on the right side of the bed each and every day. Could you use a daily reminder to see the positive side of life and its many experiences? Something as simple as daily mantras can really shift your mindset to […]
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General Mills has announced a sourcing partnership with Organic Valley, the largest organic farmer-owned cooperative in the world. The partnership will substantially increase organic dairy production and availability for General Mills, the U.S.-based parent company to more than 90 major food brands including Cheerios, Yoplait, and Pillsbury. According to a General Mills press release, around […]
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Have you heard of koji yet? This Japanese product was identified by both Urban Cultivator and Bon Appétit as a trendy food to watch in 2016, but most people have no idea what it is, much less how to use it. The strange thing is, you’ve probably had it before. So, what is koji? Koji is […]
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Yeast infections are just plain unpleasant, and for many women, dealing with yeast is a chronic battle. But as tempting as it can be to reach for the over-the-counter ovules that claim to cure that infernal itching, natural yeast infection remedies are far better for your overall health and for ensuring the balance of flora […]
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Forty-three percent of kids’ foods contain artificial colors and food dyes, according to new research published by the University of North Carolina Asheville. The researchers tested 810 products marketed to children and found that 350 contained artificial coloring. “When four in 10 child-oriented products in the grocery store contain at least one artificial food dye, […]
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What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice, of course. And little boys may be full of snakes, snails, and puppy dog tails, but both boys and girls—and us grown-ups too—are likely to have as many as 400 cancer-causing chemicals in our bodies these days, says a startling new report from the Environmental Working Group […]
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Whether you listen in the car, on the bus, while walking, or when you clean the house (like me), podcasts are having a moment right now–especially comedy podcasts. Most people think of the documentary-style podcasts like “Serial” or the podcasts for their favorite NPR shows like “Fresh Air” and “This American Life,” but podcasts are […]
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Turn your favorite summer treats into tasty summertime frozen foods, and discover a whole new way to cool off and chill out. The best way to freeze most of these summer treats is by arranging them on a baking sheet in a single layer. Once frozen, transfer to a sealable plastic bag, press out all […]
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Our mission at Ruby Moon is to provide you with an affordable, gentle on the earth and your skin, tough on stains and odor, line of products. All of our products and packaging are made with natural and biodegradable ingredients. We rigorously test our products and would never sell you anything that we wouldn't use on our own families.
We never thought we would be making laundry detergent. But like a lot of things in life, necessity is the mother of invention. After my daughter was born, I fell in love with two things- my gorgeous baby and her gorgeous cloth diapers. However, my little one has eczema that was only made worse by the “baby” laundry detergent with it’s too-strong odor and harsh chemicals. I couldn’t wash my diapers in the stuff- nor did I want to- but I couldn’t find ANYTHING in the grocery store that didn’t cause my diapers to leak or ( unbelievably) stink even worse! Not to mention the negative ecological impact all those chemicals had on our environment! SO, as we all do I went online to purchase the premier cloth diaper detergent. I was so excited to use their products! Until,that is, I read the ingredients. Half of the label was vague, industrial, chemical sounding words that frankly- sounded just like the detergent I was running away from. When I contacted the companies, they refused to tell me what exactly was in their products. I am all for protecting your product’s formula- but this is my baby! What touches her more than her cloth diaper! I needed to know what was in the product I was buying. I was at an impasse. I had REALLY stinky diapers and a baby whose skin was not too happy about the detergent we were using. I had a decision to make: Give up cloth diapering or make my own detergent. I chose the latter. After months of research and lots of laundry, I came up with a concoction that is safe for my babies tender skin, safe for my cloth diapers, and ecologically friendly. I began sharing the detergents with friends, family, and other cloth diapering Mamas. They all raved about how clean their diapers and clothes were and encouraged me to go into business. Opportunity knocks only so many times before it moves on to someone who will listen, so I decided to listen to all my laundry detergent lovers. With the help of my family and tester/snuggler extraordinaire, Ruby Grace, Ruby Moon Natural Laundry was born. Look at that gorgeous baby! I can't think of a better reason to make our families and the Earth a little healthier!