Milk Alternatives

Brought to us by Mambosprouts.com Navigating Milk Alternatives If you decide to give up dairy milk, what will you pour over cereal, pair with a freshly baked cookie, or put in your morning coffee? Milk serves many purposes for the average American, so if dairy is out, we need alternatives. Fortunately, your problem isn’t finding…

Eating Organic & Why

The Importance of Eating Organic – The Dirty Dozen Submitted by Jeremiah Samborski on Mon, 2012-02-20 22:28 in Healthy Eating The Dirty Dozen list highlights the top 12 fruits and vegetables that are best to eat organic due to the highest level of pesticide contamination:  Question #1: How can you be healthier and contribute to…

Growing Veggies – Kinder, Gentler Gardening

Kinder, Gentler Gardening Our down-to-earth guide to growing biodynamic veggies BY Tami Fertig ILLUSTRATION Genevieve Simms You’ve probably heard wine connoisseurs toss around the term “biodynamics,” but what the heck does it mean? Despite more and more vineyards embracing the system, an air of mystery surrounds its more esoteric practices (such as planting and harvesting…

Grass Free Yard Options

Grass Free Yard Options I love lush, green, traditional grass lawns, as they remind me of childhood memories. For some they are and can be very calming, or even provide reminders of leisure days on the golf course. Grass in most backyards usually doesn’t come close to looking like a golf course, and can be…

Synthetic Pesticides and how they effect you

Synthetic pesticides Synthetic pesticides are man-made chemicals that are used in agriculture to kill insects and pests that would otherwise destroy agriculture crops. The main classes consist of organochlorines, organophosphates, carbamates, and pyrethroids. Exposure to pesticides can cause acute (short term) or chronic (long term) effects on animals and humans, especially in the reproductive, endocrine,…

Sustainability and what it means to you

About Sustainability Sustainability is meeting the following standards: Provide safe and fair working conditions Ensure the health and humane treatment of animals No use of hormones or non-therapeutic antibiotics No genetically modified crops or livestock Reduce pesticide use and toxicity through integrated pest management Protect soil and water quality Protect and enhance wildlife habitat Continuously…

Acai

Acai is a Brazilian purple berry fruit found in the native palm trees of the  Amazonian rain forest. These amazing palms grow up to 60 feet tall.  This incredible Brazilian berry, is known to be one of the most potent super fruits of its kind. It contains a high level of protein, very low in…