Browsing the "Climate Change" Tag

How to Eat Less for the Climate (and Your Health)

December 11th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

We all know how to eat less and why it’s better for our health. It’s as simple as not taking another bite of cake. Or twenty. But even though we know how to eat less, we don’t often do it, especially this time of year when sweets and treats abound. But eating less is not just an issue about our preserving our waistline and reducing our risks of becoming obese or developing diabetes. It may also help reduce our impact on climate change and food waste


Top News from the Food Front: New Food Documentary, New Food System Foolishness

May 10th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Vermont boldly goes where no state has gone before, and food industry moguls mobilize to resist transparency. The USDA gets something right, surprising local food enthusiasts everywhere; and Katie Couric's new documentary cheeses off the food industry's obesity profiteers. Meanwhile industrial ag causes problems for bees, food eaters, and the whole planet actually. What else is new in the world of food? Glad you asked!


Climate Change Threatens Coffee Plants

November 13th, 2012 | by Jennifer Kaplan

According to a new study of from the U.K. Royal Botanic Gardens conducted with scientists in Ethiopia, wild Arabica coffee is “in [&hellip


Food Crisis Looming? One Simple Way to Save the World (or At Least Stop Making Things Worse)

July 27th, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton

This year's drought has hit US farmers below the (corn) belt, prompting fears of global food riots and shortages. With global climate change promising more drought, high temperatures, and severe weather events, it's time to take a good hard look at our food system in terms of domestic and global food security -- and to ask ourselves if there's a better way to eat, in a world of rising population and shrinking resources. (Hint: there is!)


Is climate change hurting wine production?

July 6th, 2012 | by Jennifer Kaplan

A 2010 study from researchers at the Southern Oregon University and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife showed definitively that the climate in wine grape growing regions of the Western United States has been getting warmer



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