Author name: Derek Markham

lives in southwestern New Mexico and digs bicycles, simple living, organic gardening, sustainable lifestyle design, slacklining, bouldering, and permaculture. He loves good food, with fresh roasted chiles at the top of his list of favorites. Catch up with Derek on Twitter, RebelMouse, Google+, or at his natural parenting site, Natural Papa!

Does a Wind-Powered Butcher Cancel Out Meat’s Carbon Footprint?

A Michigan butcher says that having his own wind-power plant could have a positive long-term economic benefit and help to ensure the future sustainability of his family business.[social_buttons] Earl Bosch, owner of Earl’s Meats in Holland, Michigan, says he wouldn’t consider himself an environmentalist, but he also says he is looking to alternative energy to …

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Kitchen Found to be Danger Zone for Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles emitted by common kitchen appliances are more abundant than previously thought, leading for an urgent call for more research on health implications. [social_buttons]In 150 experiments using gas and electric stoves and electric toaster ovens, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are working to determine their impacts on indoor levels of …

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Celebrate the Morning-After with Election Victory Pancakes

For those of you living under a rock, Barack Obama has just won the US Presidential Election in a history-making two-to-one victory. John McCain doesn’t look too happy about it… If you’re ready to celebrate the morning after, some good old homemade pancakes made from scratch really fit the bill for a victory breakfast. These …

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Horizon, Aurora, and Woodstock Organic Milk get the Smackdown from Cornucopia

What’s the integrity of your organic milk? The Cornucopia Institute’s Organic Dairy Products Scorecard pulls no punches in its ratings of organic milk producers. [social_buttons] Which brands are at the bottom? The factory farms of Horizon, Aurora, Woodstock, Natural Prairie, and Shamrock. The recently updated Organic Dairy Scorecard rates 107 organic dairy producers based on …

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