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Petition FDA to Require GMO Labeling!

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Consumer Campaign Calling For the "Right to Know What is in Our Food" Launched by JustLabelIt.org

Early this month, a coalition of nearly 400 businesses and organizations dedicated to food safety and consumer rights called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods, to give consumers the right to know what is in our food. Down to Earth joins this call for GMO labeling and I encourage everyone to get behind this campaign.

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Feature Article

A Wholesome, Plant-Based Diet May Cut Risks and Complications of Diabetes

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If the cost of treating a chronic health condition is weighing you down, you're not alone. Last month, the World Economic Forum estimated that by the year 2030, the global cost of treating chronic health conditions will total $47 trillion dollars. According to the National Institute of Health, diabetes alone affects almost 26 million people in the United States and national treatment costs for diabetes total $174 billion dollars per year. Furthermore, individuals diagnosed with diabetes have an average of twice as many medical expenses as non-diabetics.

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Health Tip

Foods to Help Balance Blood Sugar

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A plant-based diet rich in whole grains, healthy fats, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds is the ideal way to help balance blood sugar levels and reduce your risk of diabetes. Specific foods within these categories are especially beneficial in keeping your blood sugar in check. Read on for some ideas about how to incorporate these healthful foods into your diet ...

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Veggie Quote

“More and more we realize that vegetarian diet is a good idea.”

-Dr. Edward Martin, head of Dept. of Defense Health, on National Public Radio (NPR)

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Vegetarian Recipes

Featured Recipe

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For your cooking delight we are bringing you our monthly cooking class recipes:

Feature! Avocado and Grilled Veggie Wrap

Additional tasty recipes:

Tofu Poke w/ Local Vegetables

Lemon Avocado Crème Pie

Raw Lettuce Tacos (medium spicy)

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