What is “Eating Right?”

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by Ruby Lathon, PhD We all know we should “eat right” if we want to be healthy, but unfortunately, a lot of folks don’t know what that really means. I’ve been studying the notion of “eating…

Heart-healthy Foods for National Heart Month

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Heart-healthy Foods for National Heart Month By Katherine Mullé February is National Heart Month! Unfortunately for our hearts, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is…

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…

How (and why!) to Shop the Co-op—Getting the Best Value For Your Food Dollars

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By Robin Seydel My mother always said, “you get what you pay for.” Passing decades have seen an erosion of that understanding and a fascination with all things “cheap.” Not only “cheap” food, but cheap oil,…

The MANY Benefits of Buying Bulk

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By Robin Seydel If anything symbolizes the various benefits of the Co-op shopping experience, it’s the bulk department. While most chain stores now sell a few things in bulk, it was the wave of co-op’s formed…

Climate Change

Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. It may be a change in average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanic eruptions. Certain human activities have also been identified as significant causes of recent climate change, often referred to as “global warming”.