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May 18 2014
Why is Organic food so Expensive! (hint: It's not.) At EatLocalGrown.com, we get a ton of comments from people that are always asking, Why is Organic food so expensive? That's a tough question to answer for a lot of reasons, particularly because expensive is such a relative term. My personal thoughts on the matter are that organic food is no more expensive than it's always been-- if you look at...
May 16 2014
Researchers have identified 17 types of toxic chemicals that can lead to mammary tumors in animals, suggesting that cancer-prevention efforts should include warning women about avoiding exposure to these substances. A new peer-reviewed study says that many chemicals demonstrated to cause mammary cancer in rats are linked to breast cancer in women. The study, published in the National...
May 7 2014
Remedies for Home Pest Control Not everybody likes cucumbers. You may be interested to learn that ants hate cucumbers, especially cucumber peels. You’ll especially appreciate that fact if you want to get rid of them. Just spread some cucumber peels – the more bitter, the better – where ants enter your home and they should get the message. Consider cucumber the “anti-welcome” mat for ants....
May 7 2014
Written by Sharyn Wynters, www.wyntersway.com Gardening has benefits beyond being outside in the sunshine and fresh air. Did you know that when you physically connect with the Earth, you receive trillions of free electrons that enter your body through your skin and serve as antioxidants?  It’s true.  The Cleveland Clinic has done lots of research to show that direct connection with the...
May 7 2014
Written by Priscilla Woolworth My latest obsession: Saving Eggshells! Whenever eggs are required in a recipe, it's wonderful because it means something yummy for my garden too. Instead of throwing eggshells away like I used to years ago, I rinse and leave them to dry overnight on my windowsill and then store them in a repurposed glass jar. When the jar is filled up with eggshells, I either crush...

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