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Diet and Our Planet

By Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian When people consider going green, their focus is often on buying a vehicle that guzzles less gas, riding their bike more, or eating local. Yet we hear from no less prestigious a group than the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. that livestock are responsible for 18 percent […]

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Buy Organic – it’s worth it

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina, MS, RD A few years ago, there was little scientific support for the health advantages of organic produce. Now, scientific evidence is gathering that shows toxins in pesticides do us harm. Common sense would tell us to avoid pesticides, which evolved from the germ warfare industry and were designed to kill […]

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Community Digs

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina, MS, RD, and Kayla Feenstra Community gardening has seen a massive explosion in BC in the past five years. Some urban gardens with humble beginnings have tripled and quadrupled many times over. People line up on registration day to get a coveted plot, only to discover all plots were taken within […]

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