Browsing the "carbon footprint" Tag

Endless Shrimp? How sustainable are those little crustaceans?

September 10th, 2013 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

You've seen the ads on TV for all-you-can-eat shrimp buffets. Shrimp, once a special treat that you'd get once in a while on a summer seaside vacation, has turned into cheap fast-food like McDonald's hamburgers. And like fast-food burgers, cheap shrimp is an ecological disaster


Global Warming Threatens Chocolate

October 17th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Just last week, Rachel talked about new research showing that chocolate lowers stroke risk in women, and that's just one of the health benefits of chocolate. On top of this, research has shown that chocolate is delicious. Unfortunately, just like coffee crops, global warming is threatening the world's chocolate supply.


British Prawns are Not so British

April 20th, 2011 | by Jeannie Moulton

In Great Britain, it's quite common to see food labelled 'British fill in the blank'. It's a good thing, because the people know that they are buying at least reasonably local food. However, because of loopholes in the food labelling requirements, this type of labelling can be VERY misleading


Pump Your Own Wine

September 22nd, 2010 | by Jeannie Moulton

So you thought boxed wine was tacky? Just wait. You soon may be able to pump your own wine at the store. While it may not win you points with your sommelier club, it will score you some with mother nature



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