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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.
Want to be more resilient in the face of hard times? Interested in embracing a simpler, and truly more abundant reality? Then a new book, Making Home: Adapting Our Homes and Our Lives to Settle in Place, by Sharon Astyk may be for you. This impressive new book helps you live with less “stuff” and use the resources you already have to […]
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.
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.
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.
[social_buttons] We are coming up on the 20th anniversary of the The Organic Food Production Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C.A. § 6501-22, November 28, 1990) in which Congress commissioned the USDA to develop a comprehensive national rule for what could be marketed as “Organic.” It took until October of 2002 for the “Final Rule” to become law. […]
[social_buttons] Part 1 of this post described what you could see while riding along in the tractor on a super-sustainable farm of the near future (only text in red describes things that are not already fully available to farmers). Our guide is Sarah, a 24 year-old intern on the Gordon family farm in Iowa. We […]
Just like many other social phenomena that are good for the environment, the exploding trend of people growing their own chickens in the backyard has its naysayers. Naysayers come in a wide variety of stripes. For example, the widespread understanding that global warming is real and that we’re causing it has its naysayers, many of […]
The United States has lifted an eight-year ban on the importation of Hass avocados from Peru, a move which Californian farmers dread as it is expected to decrease the value of their crop anywhere from 1 to 6 percent — a big loss for the already-ailing $250 million industry. [social_buttons] But how does such a […]
Have you ever cracked open a bottle of your favorite wine to find it didn’t taste as good as you remembered? Or taken a sip from the House wine at some fine dining establishment, and tried to quickly recover from the pursed lips that would reveal it tasted a bit sour? You probably chalked these experiences […]
A tea company dedicated to saving the world, inspired by none-other than Digg founder Kevin Rose? No kidding. You can even get a discount below. [social_buttons] As an eco-minded foodie, I can often be found touting the benefits of going organic. It’s healthier, better for the environment and you can feel good about doing your small […]
Searching for that truly virtuous cup of coffee? If you’ve looked into the impact of your morning cup of joe recently, chances are you know that most coffees are their greenest when they’re still on the plantation, or maybe the tree. Roasting, shipping, marketing, bagging and processing all take a lot of energy, and most […]