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February 2010 Issue

Praise for Go Green Get Lean, the Ultimate Low-Carbon Footprint Diet

Should you eat lean or eat "green"? Thatís a question Kate Geagan, M.S., R.D. finally puts to rest in her book, "Go Green Get Lean" (Rodale, 2009.) Geagan efficiently connects the dots between an eco-friendly diet and health by showing that an eating lifestyle that best sustains a healthy planet does the same for humans. The food choices you make every day have a significant impact on the environment. Just consider the amount of greenhouse gases produced by transporting food thousands of miles. In addition, synthetic pesticides and fertilizers used on crops have damaging effects on soil, waterways and local wildlife.

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