When I was growing up, the health of the environment was far from top of mind. The world I knew and played in every day was taken for granted. When I had my own children, I became a little more… [read]
The Dervaes family grows more than 6,000 pounds of food a year, on 1/10 acre located just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles.
With over 400 species of plants, 4,300 pounds of vegetable food, 900 chicken and 1,000 duck eggs,… [read]
We at OLM are not fans of sunscreen or sunblock. The problem is that we have not found a totally safe and benign topical way to protect the skin from sun damage besides coverage with clothing and hats.
Sunlight has… [read]
My grandson, Joaquin, has been going through a phase where he says no sometimes when he means yes and yes when he means no. For him, it is not the wonder of life’s possibilities. It seems he does it just… [read]
From foreign objects to bacterial contamination, the growing rates of hazards in processed foods are motivation to eat fresh!
When millions of pounds of food are processed each day, it is not surprising when a contaminant or two finds its… [read]
Why Mary’s Little Lamb Shouldn’t be at School
We live in a country where fried chicken tenders and grilled cheese sandwiches are typical children’s meals. It’s not surprising that many people pay little attention to where their meats come from… [read]
Chemicals and Other Contaminants You Really Shouldn’t Be Drinking
If you’re like most people, you use tap water for cooking, cleaning, bathing, and drinking. Also like a lot of people, you may not have given a thought to what could… [read]