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News and a Cool Article

I haven’t been updating this blog, but I’ve been doing fine this summer. Unfortunately, the temp job has ended for good, but I’m going to get a Master of Public Health from Ohio State, starting this fall, and I’m excited about that.

I also have a link to an article at the Food Revolution Network:

 

In the years since I’ve become an environmentalist, I’ve hated lawns.  This article confirms that the problems with growing lawns far outweigh the benefits.

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Eating Vegetables Makes You Happy?

According to a new study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology, eating more fruits and vegetables is associated with more curiosity, happiness, and creativity in daily life, possibly due to high levels of Vitamin C and of antioxidants that reduce inflammation in the body.  Granted, it’s possible that better moods caused higher consumption of vegetables and fruits among the test subjects instead of the other way around, but it’s an interesting study anyway.

See the link below for the abstract of this article:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjhp.12113/abstract

Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

If you’re worried about chemicals in your fruits and vegetables and want a guide to help you choose pesticide-free produce, this link is a handy place to start.  It lists the conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables that have the most or least pesticides in them.