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Read how the decline in bees is hurting agriculture and our food chain.
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Do The Winter Blue's Have You Craving All The Wrong Foods? By Samantha Hekeler
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Can We Eat To Starve Cancer
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Environmental Health News From the Center

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Afro-Vegan, By Bryant Terry

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ADD, ADHD, Allergies, Arthritis and Asthma Statistics.

  ADD, ADHD, etc. - About one in six children has a developmental disability. These include speech and language disorders, learning disabilities and ADHD.  (CDCRead more

  Allergies - Approximately three million children (3.9%) under 18 have a food or digestive allergy.  From 1997 to 2007, the prevalence of reported food allergy increased 18% among children under age 18 years. Children with food allergy are two to four times more likely to have other related conditions such as asthma and other allergies, compared with children without food allergies.  (CDCRead more


   Arthritis - Childhood arthritis is the 4th most common chronic disease in children, and it affects more than 1 in 1,000 kids. (Dr. Yukiko Kimura, Hackensack University Medical CenterRead more


    Asthma - One in every 10 children in the U.S. has asthma. Asthma is the most common long-term disease of children, and is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. (CDCRead more