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TIME’s “The Clean Energy Scam”

This article provides excellent reporting on ethanol and how it is leading to the destruction of vast amounts of the Amazon. Sample: "The grain it takes to fill an SUV tank with ethanol could feed a person for a year." Check out The Clean Energy Scam and share your thoughts on what we should and shouldn't do about this dilemma.
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Something on a Stick Day

Ever eaten spaghetti and meatballs on a stick? How about cheesecake on a stick? Tune in to hear more about Something on a Stick Day, a celebration of this unusual cuisine.
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Lentil Soup with Smoky Ham

Get the recipe now! Secret Ingredient: Wellshire Spiral Ham
  • Wellshire Ham is exclusive to Whole Foods Market.
  • Wellshire Farms supports family farmers and small independent family owned meat plants.

World Water Day

This Saturday, March 22, is World Water Day, a day of awareness about the people who do not have the luxury of safe drinking water. Most of us think that such a problem can only happen in underdeveloped countries, but the recent news about pharmaceuticals in municipal drinking water in the U.S. and Europe brings the problem to your kitchen faucet.
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Egg Facts and Trivia

The Easter Bunny is on her way and we have all the eggformation you need to make her visit a safe, nutritious and joyful one. Tune in for info on egg preparation, natural egg dyes and different ways to eat all those extra eggs!
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Eggs in Purgatory

Get the recipe now! Recipe: Eggs in Purgatory Secret Ingredient: Whole Foods Market Eggs
  • Whole Foods Eggs give new meaning to the saying, "A good egg".

Understanding the Whole Planet Foundation

How do you bring people out of poverty without taking away their dignity? Tune in to hear what the Whole Planet Foundation and a Nobel prize-winning banker are doing to help the poor help themselves.

Secret Ingredient Showdown

The Secret Ingredient Showdown was a great time! Check out our highlights reel. Are you ready for the hottest kitchen competition yet? Grab your fork and hold on tight for the Secret Ingredient Showdown! It's an East vs. West Team Member cooking contest a la Iron Chef, broadcast live online.

Knowledge is Power

Those nasty plastic containers. Because it’s so difficult to avoid them completely, we should be aware of the different types out there and their potential for harm. Grist, the Green Guide and the Sierra Club are good places to start seeking information on how to avoid the worst of them. As Francis Bacon once said, knowledge is power.
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Mediterranean Mussels

Get the recipe now! Recipe: Mediterranean Mussels Secret Ingredient: San Marzona Vita Sana Crushed Tomatoes
  • Vita Sana Whole Organic Peeled Tomatoes are exclusive to Whole Foods Market.
  • Vita Sana means “The Healthy Life”

National Noodle Month

The long and short of it is that there are few people who can say no to noodles. Tune in to hear chef and notable noodler Michelle Di Pietro tell us all about this popular form of pasta.
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The Best There is in Body Care

Are you looking for safer alternatives in personal care? Discover why Whole Foods Market Premium Body Care is the best solution available on the market today. Learn about our new top-tier standards for results, quality of source, environmental impact and safety. Watch this enlightening video to get the scoop on how we determine which personal care products earn the Premium seal.

Part 2: Good Fats for a Good Heart

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are crucial for a healthy heart. Listen and learn about the role and benefits of these “good fats.” Then get expert tips for choosing high-quality fish oil supplements. Stuart Tomc has more than 20 years experience in Nutritional Medicine. He is a consultant to the World Health Organization and integrative physicians worldwide.

Whole Trade Guarantee

Last year, Whole Foods Market launched a certification program called Whole Trade Guarantee, a program for sourcing socially responsible products from developing countries. Tune in to hear grocery product specialist Perry Abbenante tell us more about it.
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Seared Scallops with Braised Short Rib Ragout, Cauliflower and Maitake Mushrooms

Get the recipe now! Secret Ingredient: Smoked Paprika Special Guest Bryan Zupon, Innovator of hyper-modern cooking

Drink Up!

Here’s my water tip for the week: buy a stainless steel water bottle and, whenever you leave the house for more than an hour, fill it with filtered water and take it with you. This will prevent you from buying a plastic bottle of water when you get thirsty — taking one more plastic bottle out of the recycling stream or landfill. Best of all, it will help keep you hydrated and healthy. (More about those nasty plastic bottles next week.)

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