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New Beef Section on Cater to the Earth

Check out the new Cater to the Earth section on Beef. This in-depth look at the environmental impacts of meat consumption follows cows from their food and water to the meatpacking plant, your plate, and beyond to the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases, corn's footprint, and what happens when cows are ...

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Tags: Beef, Climate, Culture, Industry, Meat
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How You Can Support Green Beer (No artificial colors needed)

This is not green beer. Chris O'Brien is Senior Director of the Responsible Purchasing Network and our resident beer authority. The post below is from his Beer Activist Blog. There’s green beer coming From the Tap. No, not green food-colored beer. And not from an actual beer tap. I’m referring ...

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Tags: Beer, Brewery, Factory, Industry, Water
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Urban Gardening: New York, Cuba, and Beekeepers

After the recent post Everybody Here With Us Chickens - The Urban Chicken Coop comes news from Civil Eats of urban beekeepers. Although bees are kept legally in cities like Chicago and San Francisco, in NYC beekeepers theoretically not only have to brave the occasional sting, but fear a law enfor...

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Tags: Carbon, Cuba, Farm, Industry, New york, Urban
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Banning the Plastic Bag: The Voice of the Industry

Most of us know by now: the plastic bag is bad for the earth. This disposable container that lasts hundreds of years in the landfill is an unnecessary source of waste and a guzzler of oil. Could there be any upside to churning out more single-use bags? The industry says there is. The New York Tim...

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Tags: Global, Industry, Plastic, Plastic bag, Trash
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Oxymoron of the Day: Greener Convenience?

In an earlier blog post, The Threat of Convenience and Convenience Stores, I riffed off a Grist post about multitide of readily available consumer products that can easily sabotage any effort to eat greener or healthier. In the same post, I also admitted to an unhealthy fascination with Slurpees....

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Tags: Convenience food, Convenience stores, Delivery, Industry, Junk food, Slurpee
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