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April 2001 Issue

EN Celebrates Earth Day: 10 Steps to a Greener Planet

In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, we offer 10 commitments for a healthier planet and a healthier you. 1. Eat Low on the Food Chain Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and grains and low in animal-based protein. (See Resource Corner) Plants require fewer resources and are healthier for the soil than raising livestock or seafood. Eat whole, minimally processed foods instead of overly processed, overly packaged foods. 2. Choose Organic Foods Manufacturers of organic foods must meet new U.S. Department

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