Millennium Consumption Goals—Part 2

The Millennium Consumption Goals are moving forward—and thanks to all the great comments we received, they’re getting more nuanced too!

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Tags: Consumption, Economy, Energy, Environment, Food, Health, Policy

Green Dieting Without Gimmicks: Seeking a Healthy Relationship to Food

Food is as essential to the environmental movement as it is to life. From genetically modified and organic produce, deforestation and meat consumption, transport and fossil fuels, packaging and paper/ waste, food cuts across our most basic relationship to the environment. Perhaps no o...

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Tags: Diet, Food, Health, Social, Tips

Green Kitchen Fodder

I am new to independent living. I only recently departed my lovely college campus where I could easily hop into the dining hall when I wanted a meal. I also lived in on-campus housing, which meant I paid a flat rate for the semester no matter what utilities cost. Thus, I had no incentive to be su...

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Tags: Cater to the earth, Food, Food waste

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, All Gone

Look there beneath the waves it's a whale! No it's a shark! Maybe a salmon? Oh wait it can't be any of them because they're all dead...........Seriously, though that could really happen by 2050 if predictions of one study reported in Science comes true. Of course this won't happen because the aut...

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Tags: Fish, Food, Ocean, Overfishing, Responsible, Seafood, Sustainable, Water

Globalization, Food, and Piracy

A recent post by Mother Jones asked Somali Pirates=Environmental Avengers? The roots of these modern-day pirates, the article suggests, may lie in the shocking levels of pollution endured by Somali coast-dwellers. Not only is European pollution ending up on shore, but European ships are looting t...

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Tags: Africa, Food, Piracy, Policy, Scarcity, Shortage, Somalia

Batik Easter Eggs: Layers of Color and Symbolism

Pysanky, Ukrainian "batik" eggs Dying eggs in bright, store-bought colors is simply fun to do, even if you don't celebrate Easter...the same way people from any faith tradition can enjoy squishy marshmallow chicks and biting the ears off chocolate rabbits. Likewise, you don't have to be Ukraini...

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Tags: Culture, Design, Easter, Egg, Faith, Food, Tradition

Aiming for the Heart and the Stomach: Food Reform

"I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach," said Upton Sinclair about his book The Jungle a story of workers' rights set in the filthy stockyards of the early 20th century. At the time, readers focused more on the tainted sausages and less on the men, women, and chil...

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Tags: Factory, Food, Food safety, Health, Processing, Worker

Healthy, Convenient, Inexpensive: The Three Dietary Pillars

My post the other day referred to a cashier's wish that she could afford to feed her family as well as a health-conscious customer. My point was that the more challenges you have in your life, the harder it is to make lifestyle changes. Then I came across a post in the always thought-provoking V...

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Tags: Diet, Food, Health, Money, Vegetarian

A Healthy Breakfast Goes By Many Names

While you may savor stir-fry, congee, or cucumber and feta at any other time of the day, eating them for a savory breakfast may sound a little odd. Let me just repeat three words from the most recent entry from Mark Bittman's Bitten foodblog: "coconut oat pilaf." Oats, chilies, coconut, cilantro....

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Tags: Breakfast, Diet, Egg, Food, Nutrition, Processed food


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