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Selling Yourself

We live in an unfortunate culture where a woman’s body is seen as an overly sexualized and demonized simultaneously. If a woman wants to use this sexualized agenda put out by the media, she’s labeled a whore. If she chooses to cover herself, then...

American Farmer

Many people don’t have to think much about where they get their food these days.  It’s easy to go to the store and just pick up whatever you want.  But in the Midwest, it’s hard to ignore the miles of fields that border the...

Eating Seasonally

The world isn’t a supermarket. Food isn’t really available year-round and at cheap prices. Most of the world waits for apples in the fall, for fresh greens in the spring—or, at least, they used to. Globalization of food as an industry has made the...

An Introduction to Factory Farming

Wikipedia states that "Factory farming is a term used to describe a set of controversial practices in large-scale, intensive agriculture, usually referring to the industrialized production of livestock, poultry, and fish. The methods deployed are geared toward making use of economies of scale to...

Global Business Slow to Embrace Sustainable Development–UN Pushes Corporate Responsibility Pact

Socially responsible corporate practices are still not part of business culture. Out of some 80,000 multinational corporations around the world, only a small percentage embraced corporate sustainability, UN says. In spite of several UN-backed initiatives to foster greater involvement of companies to advance sustainable...

Safeguard Your Hot Sauce

When it comes to the topic of condiments, I almost never cease to assert that my favorite for spicing up any dish is Tamari sauce (a thicker and less salty version of soy sauce). It is far superior to salt in practically all foods, except for...