Issue #79
November 5, 2012

What’s in Factory Farmed Turkey?

Nearly 250 million turkeys were raised in the US last year alone. The insatiable market, which was $4.5 billion in 2011, has led to significant changes in the industry to breed and raise more fowl quicker than ever. As a result, most of the birds that will go under that Thanksgiving carving knife this year, were raised on factory farms and grossly altered for quick production. Take a read and decide if an organic bird, or perhaps skipping the meat altogether, are the better options this Thanksgi ... Read More

Go Vote. Go On.

With November 6 quickly approaching, the number of political ads taking over the air waves are almost matched by the number of videos dominating YouTube, calling on Americans to hit the polls. Whether you’re enticed by the prospect of meeting your special someone at the polls, the promise of Will Ferrell cooking you dinner if you vote, or simply agree with Steve Carrell that to vote is a responsibility we all share, a case has been made for you to get out and vote. ... Read More

Warm Up: Lentil Chili with Chocolate

Recipe by Leah Lizarondo Shannon, The Brazen Kitchen The word “mole” comes from the Aztec word, “molli” which means “concoction!” This particular medley was incited by what seems to be wee ... Read More

Bamboo: The Eco Choice?

If you’re like me, you’ve come to associate bamboo with being eco-friendly… but you’re not quite sure why that is. There are all sorts of bamboo products from linens to kitchenware to clothing ... Read More

Hovey Lee: Jewelry Inspired by Nature

Inspired by nature, Hovey Lee—the designer of the self-named beautiful line of handmade eco-friendly jewelry created from recycled materials—has a keen eye for combining timeless style with social ... Read More
Issue #79
November 5, 2012