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Food Safety: Grocery Store Bags

by in Food Safety, April 22, 2012
re-usable bag
Your grocery bag may be green, but is it clean?

Many folks love their eco-friendly re-usable grocery bags. But when’s the last time you washed them? A new survey found that only 15% of Americans regularly clean their totes, putting them at a higher risk for food poisoning.

The Issue
A recent survey conducted by the Home Food Safety Program found 85% of Americans aren’t washing their re-usable grocery bags. Raw foods like meat, poultry and fish carry harmful bacteria which can linger in your totes waiting to board ready-to-eat foods like produce. The risk is even higher with the spring weather setting in as bacteria love to flourish at warm temperatures. Luckily, it’s easy to keep you and your family safe from food bugs.

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Weekly Bits: A Few Of Our Favorite Things

by in Reader Tips & Comments, May 1, 2010

flavored oils

We love sharing our favorite healthy recipes and flavors — and we love hearing about your kitchen successes, too. Get a taste of new ideas and updated classics in this week’s comment round-up.

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Weekly Bits: Eco Eats

by in Reader Tips & Comments, April 24, 2010

asparagus

In honor of Earth Week, we focused on some easy ways to green up your cooking. Our latest comment roundup includes some of the great responses you, our readers, shared on saving energy in the kitchen. Also on this week’s menu: Get your green on with more ways to love asparagus.

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Reading List: Greener Eating and Crash Diets Dangers

by in Food News, April 23, 2010

farmers market

In this week’s nutrition news: Restaurants offer smaller, cheaper meals, Mario Batali greens up his restaurants and Chicago farmers’ markets are set to start taking food stamps.

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Eat Green: Create a Lower-Carbon Diet

by in Food News, April 20, 2009


Experts say the biggest contributors to global warming are travel (our cars, planes and shipping needs) and electricity demands, but food production doesn’t tread lightly either. Food is responsible for one-third of global greenhouse emissions!

You may not fix the world’s problems by yourself, but making small changes and setting a good example can’t hurt — and what better time to start than Earth Week. Here’s what it means to go low carbon.

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