Drinking Nuclear Waste in Albuquerque: They hope you’ll stay silent

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By Dave McCoy, Citizen Action

Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) are trying to pull off what some people would call an environmental crime. SNL wants to leave high level nuclear, mixed waste in unlined pits and trenches in a dump that is contaminating our drinking water aquifer.  Read More

Flash in the Pan: Fat and Flavor

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By Ari Levaux

The dark, cold days are here and fat is in season. The just past holidays and the accompanying onslaught of rich feasts present an opportunity to think about fat, and there is much to consider these days. I used to assume that we ate more fat in winter because our bodies wanted to pack on some extra insulation against the cold, but the evidence in support of this seemingly obvious notionthat dietary fat leads to weight gainis being challenged. And beyond the relationship between fat and health, it’s beginning to look like other deeply-held beliefs about fat might be wrong as well. Read More

GMOs in the News: EPA Approves Dow’s “Enlist Duo”—AGAIN!

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By Stephanie Davio, Beyond Pesticides

Despite overwhelming opposition, last fall EPA gave Dow AgroSciences the green light to release Enlist Duo™ on a new wave of genetically-engineered (GE) crops in six states (IL, IN, IA, OH, SD, WI). At the same time, EPA announced that it was accepting comments on the expansion of Enlist Duo’s registration to 10 additional states (AR, KS, LA, MN, MO, MS, NE, OK, TN, ND). Read More

How to Keep Those “Eat Better” New Year’s Resolutions

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By Katherine Mullé

New Year’s is a time of new resolutions and new goals. Whether you simply feel a little sluggish from all the extra indulgences over the holidays, or you want to make positive and lasting changes to your diet, eating wholesome food can help you cultivate a healthy lifestyle. Read More

Fresh Winter Produce: Veritable Vegetable and Our Shared Values

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By Ro D’Atillo, Nob Hill and Valley Produce Team Leader

One thing that makes La Montanita’s produce department and its wide variety of organic produce different from the natural foods and corporate chain supermarkets is the distributor we use, Veritable Vegetable (VV).   La Montanita is proud of its 20+ year partnership with VV, a women-owned and operated company based in San Francisco. VV buys and sells produce from 200+ small to mid-sized organic farms in California and beyond. Read More