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California Drought ~Who’s Really Using Up Most Of the Water?

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
August 15, 2015
File under: Agriculture, Food Production, Water

 

Some scapegoat almonds, while ignoring the cow in the room.

California is experiencing one of its worst droughts on record. The Golden State is home to an agricultural industry with more than 400 commodities and produces nearly half of the vegetables, fruits and nuts gown in the country.  Across the nation, US consumers regularly purchase several crops that are produced exclusively in California.

According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the agricultural industry in the Golden State is the largest in the country ($46.4 billion for its output in 2013). California agriculture is also responsible for 69 percent of the nation’s commercially available fruits and nuts.

Only about four percent of California’s water footprint is the result of individual use, however California residents have been asked to be very vigilant and cut back drastically on household water use.

According to a recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) a stunning 80 percent of California water goes to agriculture, so if we really want to talk about drastic conservation, perhaps we should look at our food choices. …read more of California Drought ~Who’s Really Using Up Most Of the Water? here

 
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Dog Goes Vegetarian, Loses 50 pounds

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
June 24, 2015
File under: Healthy Eating, Pets, Vegan, Vegetarian, Weight Control

 

Travis Oser 13 Year old Vegetarian Labrador Retriever

People choose what they eat based on their belief system, which can include health, environmental, cultural or religious ideals; decisions that carry over to what they feed their family and their pets.

In addition to health, ecological and religious concerns, vegetarians and particularly vegans are repulsed by meat consumption and driven by compassion for animals, non-violence and economics.

Oftentimes the more distance we place between ourselves and anything the more objective we become. People sometimes choose a vegetarian lifestyle for one reason, health, religion, or animal rights and later connect with other reasons for doing so along the way.

A 2006 report from the National Research Council stated that a vegetarian diet as long as it contains sufficient protein and is supplemented with Vitamin D is healthy for dogs. Commercial dry food products provide the high levels of protein, …read more of Dog Goes Vegetarian, Loses 50 pounds here

 
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Save Money, Get Healthy and Eliminate Package Waste… Deliciously

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
June 11, 2015
File under: Green Lifestyle Tips, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Packaging, by its very nature is disposable. Meant to be tossed away… and is either the first or last thing we do when handing consumer goods.

Choosing products with less packaging and especially that which is recyclable or compostable can make an important impact, but can we do better? Can we decrease waste pollution at the source?

The best way to dispose of waste is to reduce the amount generated at the source. This lessens costs associated with recycling, solid waste disposal and landfills.

Source reduction is waste prevention and the first line of defense against the proliferation of waste. Eliminating waste before it has been created minimizes resources that are used in the production and delivery of goods. …read more of Save Money, Get Healthy and Eliminate Package Waste… Deliciously here

 
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9 Delicious Vegan Cookout Recipes, Planet Friendly and Cruelty-Free

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
June 5, 2015
File under: Barbecue, Entertaining, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

 

All over America, grills are being readied as backyard chefs are gearing up for another weekend cookout. The summer barbecue season is upon us and  preparing healthful and delicious meals has never been easier!

Choosing a meatless menu can be one of the most important choices you can make for yourself, your family and for the planet.

Check out our green grilling tips and choose from these delicious dishes made with wholesome and heart-healthy foods that please the palate and satisfy even the heartiest appetite. …read more of 9 Delicious Vegan Cookout Recipes, Planet Friendly and Cruelty-Free here

 
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Nutritious You! Adds Bricks to Clicks

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
June 1, 2015
File under: Healthy Eating, Organic, Raw Foods, Vegan

Going vegan is making huge strides these days and raw plant based foods are gaining popularity among fitness aficionados. Eating a large percentage of the diet raw is definitely becoming a ‘thing’ and savvy entrepreneurs have geared up to meet the demand.

Marina Sommers, founder of Nutritious You™ is a holistic health and wellness coach, but she wasn’t always a health food enthusiast. …read more of Nutritious You! Adds Bricks to Clicks here

 
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