Last Minute Holiday Shopping? Head Out to Your Local Natural Food Co-op

Still have a few folks on your shopping list? No worries! Just head out to your local natural food co-op where you can find all sorts of goodies for last minute gifts.
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Guerilla Grafters: Fruit on Ornamental Trees

The Guerrilla Grafters are a group of San Franciscans who believe urban trees are a precious thing to waste on simple flowers. Their goal is to graft – albeit illegally – fruit bearing branches onto non-fruit bearing fruit trees, in hopes that over time the cities ornamental trees can provide food for residents free of charge.
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Kailing's Italian-Style Pizza

This is a regular favorite in the Kailing household! We do it vegan, vegetarian, or with meat – depends on what’s in the fridge. Because it takes 3 1/2 to 4 hours to prepare, bake and serve – the recipe makes enough for two pizzas – I freeze half and then we can have a quick pizza dinner the next go ‘round.
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Winter Solstice Breakfast: Buckwheat Pancakes

Our healthy living correspondent, Ina Denburg, is in the middle of her Winter Solstice preparations, continuing a family tradition that has been in place for nearly 25 years. Combining elements from Hanukkah, Christmas, and earth-based Solstice celebrations, Ina and her family will celebrate for three nights.
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Katie's in the Kitchen: Cover It In Chocolate!

When it comes to gift-giving, I try to do homemade as much as possible. Things like knit hats, Christmas cookies, photographs you’ve taken… it means more when you know the giver has put real time and thought into it.
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Gluten-Free Apple Crostata

Just because you are forgoing gluten, doesn’t mean you can’t have pie. And who says apple pie has to have a “top?” This is an easy-to-make, tasty dessert. Make it using organic apples, fair trade sugar, organic butter, and farm fresh eggs.
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Dr. Huber - expert in microbial ecology - discusses the effects of genetically modifying plants

Most of us have no idea how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) actually work. What is it that makes it possible to kill the weeds growing in a corn field without affecting the corn? What is it that makes it possible for corn to “grow its own” pesticide to kill root worms? How does this modification affect the micro-organisms in the soil? How can it affect the animals – including we humans – that eat these plants?
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Tweaking Tastes and Creating Cravings

When you chug a sports drink or chew a stick of gum, you probably don’t think of science. But there is a precise science – and a delicate art – behind what you’re tasting. CBS 60 Minutes’ Morley Safer reports on the multibillion dollar flavor industry, whose scientists create natural and artificial flavorings that make your mouth water and keep you coming back for more.
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