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Manure-to-Biogas at Dairy Farms Gets EPA and USDA Boost

August 3rd, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

The Energy Department’s methane biogas program has been chugging away in relatively obscurity for several years, and now that’s all about to change. The agency has just teamed up with EPA and the Department of Agriculture to announce a new initiative for ramping up manure-to-biogas at dairy farms and other farming operations, called the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap.


Strawesome Glass Straws: BPA-Free Sipping with Style

July 25th, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Several years ago a Little Shop of Horrors-variety dentist turned what was supposed to be a routine teeth cleaning into a painful years-long affair in which my teeth were incredibly sensitive to cold. Having a glass of ice water or cold green smoothie brought lots of discomfort with it. Rather than living a life of warm smoothies (I believe they call that soup), I started looking into ways around my pain. Enter glass straws


Hate Food Waste? Love Melons? Watermelon Rind Makes Tasty UnWastey Summer Nom!

June 17th, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Nothing says 'summertime' like a ripe juicy melon! But what then? What do you do once you've eaten all the red juicy deliciousness, spit out all the seeds, and cleaned every melon slice right down to the watermelon rind? Especially for fruitivores who hate food waste, the answer's easy: you eat the rinds, too!


Growing Cities Producer’s Fascinating Journey

June 12th, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Growing Cities producer Dan Susman talks about his journey from backyard farmer to urban food advocate. Spoiler: he started out by planting pumpkins! It's a great story. Get to know him!


Good Food Fast? The Challenge of Eating Well On the Go

April 22nd, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

In our fast-food culture, eating well tends to take a certain level of time commitment. What happens when life's other demands encroach on your kitchen time? Must you lower your standards, or can you still eat well on a severely restricted time budget


No Space? No Problem! Containers for Herb & Vegetable Gardening

April 13th, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

If you love fresh food but don't have enough room for a traditional garden, container-based vegetable gardening could be your BFF! With a little knowledge, fresh herbs and veggies can be yours -- without any need for huge tracts of land.



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