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Symphony of the Soil

Among the multitude of newsletters that bombard my inbox, I get one in particular from a certain Doctor who is a proponent of natural and holistic healing methods along with a very intense focus on food quality and exercise as part of a health regimen that he claims will combat many if not most of the health maladies common today such as the various cancers, cardiovascular diseases, glandular issues (thyroid, testosterone, etc.). 744 more words

The Omnivore's Dilemma – A Book Review

By Ali Wetherbee

I recently finished reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan — what an interesting, in-depth book! The term “omnivore’s dilemma” refers to the question of what to eat, when virtually every food known to man is at your fingertips. 2,830 more words

NCEJN Petitions U.S. EPA to Stop Environmental Injustice in NC

The North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN), Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help (REACH), and Waterkeeper Alliance, with the support of Earthjustice, submitted “a complaint against the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for issuing a general permit that allows industrial swine facilities in North Carolina to operate with grossly inadequate and outdated systems of controlling animal waste and little provision for government oversight, which has an unjustified disproportionate impact on the basis of race and national origin against” communities of color in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) implementing regulations. 12 more words

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