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Is Moldy Food Ever Safe? (The Answer May Surprise You)

2018-10-16T22:56:51-08:00October 16th, 2018|Clean Eats, Clean Living, Clean Reads, Sustainability + Earth Care|

You're in the midst of pulling together a meal and low and behold, you realize that the crucial piece of your meal has a few spots of mold on it. Whatever. You just cut around it right? We've all done it at one point or another and figured it's probably fine. But the reality may [...]

Is Mesquite the Next Sustainable Superfood?

2018-10-09T14:34:02-08:00October 9th, 2018|Clean Eats, Clean Reads, Nutrition, Recipes, Sustainability + Earth Care|

One Texas baker thinks so. Revered by Native populations, the scorn of farmers and cattle ranchers, and then later commercialized for use in BBQ– Mesquite has remained an underutilized plant, but that may not be for much longer. Inspired by it's versatility, availability, and nutrient and flavor-rich profile one Texas baker thinks there's more to [...]

4 Steps to a Non-Toxic Kitchen | Guest Feature: Non-Toxic Munchkin

2018-09-18T12:04:06-08:00September 18th, 2018|Clean Living, Sustainability + Earth Care|

You want, no you need a ‘detox’;  you want to eat healthier, feel better and decrease the toxins you are exposed to. Your first step, you might think, is to embark on a clean food regime- an organic, colorful,  superfood filled diet.  But, hold on there.  In order to have a truly clean meal you [...]

Urban Composting: Yes You Can

2018-06-28T11:10:02-08:00July 2nd, 2018|Clean Living, Sustainability + Earth Care|

If it’s a vegetable, it’ll biodegrade in the trash, right? Wrong. Due to the anaerobic environment of the modern city dump, it takes an average of 20 years for a single head of lettuce to decompose. That means the salad you throw away now won’t return to the earth until 2038. Babies who are born today [...]

Your Recycling Might Not Be Getting Recycled

2018-06-24T19:21:48-08:00June 24th, 2018|Clean Living, Sustainability + Earth Care|

Americans recycle about 66 million tons of garbage every year, but more of it is going into landfills than one might expect. This is because more of it goes to China than we realize, and China recently implemented a massive scale back (and, in some cases, an outright ban) on what they'll accept.   China has [...]

Mussels in Puget Sound Test Positive For Opioids

2018-06-24T10:05:19-08:00June 24th, 2018|Sustainability + Earth Care|

The opioid epidemic has seeped into communities across every socio-economic status in the United States, becoming the worst drug epidemic in the history of the country. But now it looks like the problem is more far-reaching than we'd realized, as scientists at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have discovered trace amounts of oxycodone in marine [...]

Regenerative Agriculture and Our Planet | Clean Made LA 2018 Speaker Sessions

2018-06-22T16:32:59-08:00June 22nd, 2018|Clean Living, Clean Made LA, Los Angeles, Speaker Sessions, Sustainability + Earth Care|

Soil matters! It's quite literally the foundation of our planet and changes the content of the air we breath, the food we eat and the water we drink. We were honored to have two leaders in Regenerative Agriculture– Chris Kerston (Savory Institute) and Don Smith (Kiss the Ground)  join us to discuss the important [...]

First Bumblebee Species Gets Placed On The Endangered Species List

2018-06-20T16:06:21-08:00June 20th, 2018|Sustainability + Earth Care|

There are many “firsts” worth getting excited about. We memorialize first steps, first jobs, first anniversaries; first big milestones are often a cause for parties and celebration. But for the first time ever, a U.S. bumblebee species has been placed on the Endangered Species List. This first, designating the rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) as vulnerable, [...]

The Secret Life Of Bees And Their Role In Longevity | Clean Made LA 2018 Speaker Sessions

2018-06-19T17:02:08-08:00June 19th, 2018|Clean Living, Clean Made LA, Clean Made Picks, Clean Reads, Los Angeles, Speaker Sessions, Sustainability + Earth Care|

Last year marked a decade since Colony Collapse Disorder was first reported in this country. We were honored to have Maryam Henein join us to discuss how bees and other pollinators are doing today and what these ancient creatures can teach us about our health, autoimmunity, and our food supply. ABOUT MARYAM: Maryam Henein [...]

Reusable Tampon Applicator? Hot Dame.

2018-06-28T02:42:45-08:00June 13th, 2018|Clean Living, Sustainability + Earth Care|

There is a lot of waste in women's hygiene. Thankfully, from Thinx to Luna Cup, companies have started to step up to the plate and are beginning to disrupt the industry. It's taken awhile for tampons to catch up with the times. Menstrual cups work really well for the people who like them, but people want [...]