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August 4, 2010


fruits and vegetables on display at a farmers market

When It Comes To Pesticide Use, Not All Farmers Are Created Equal

I assumed that farmers at my local market grew their foods pesticide free and certified organic, but I learned that this was far from the truth.

July 29, 2010

Food Waste 

A pile of food waste

Concerned About Wasting Energy? Try Reducing Your Food Waste

How much energy does our annual food waste represent? A lot. About 2% of the total annual energy consumption in the U.S. according to a new study.

June 23, 2010

Genetically Modified Crops 

alfalfa in a field

Supreme Court Rules In Monsanto Alfalfa Case, Both Sides Claim Victory

Ruling in favor of whom? In Monsanto v Geerston Farms, the US Supreme Court issues the first ever ruling in a genetically modified crop case.

June 14, 2010


apple orchard in yakima washington

Washington Apple Growers Struggle With Changing Pesticide Regulations

Washington state apple growers are trying to make a change to less-toxic pesticides in advance of a 2012 EPA deadline.

April 30, 2010

Government Subsidies 

collin peterson

Anticipating The 2012 Farm Bill

As heated debate over the repercussions of the 2008 Farm Bill wind down, discussion has already started about the next iteration.

April 22, 2010

Earth Day 

the earth viewed from space

After Earth Day: 40 Tips To Live Greener All Year Round

To celebrate the 40th Earth Day, we asked you to share your favorite green living tips. Here are 40 tips to make this year your greenest yet!

April 13, 2010

GMO Crops 

corn crop

Report Says GMOs Good For Farmers, The Planet; Critics Unconvinced

A report released today found that genetically engineered crops have clear benefits for farmers (and the planet), but critics remain wary.

April 13, 2010


bucket compost

Compostable Chip Bags: Marketing Ploy Or Environmental Good Deed

New compostable packaging by snack companies breaks down in 14 weeks in a compost pile, but what happens when it winds up in a landfill?

March 29, 2010

Child Nutrition 

Senator Blanche Lincoln

Environmentalists Criticize Funding For Senate’s Child Nutrition Plan

Some environmentalists have decried the reallocation of funds from conservation programs to support child nutrition programs.

March 26, 2010

Raising Rabbits 

pot of rabbit stew cooking

Cooking With Rabbit: A Leaner, More Sustainable White Meat

This episode of Earth Eats helps you learn all about the environmental advantages of rearing and eating the leaner white meat: rabbit, with two savory recipes.

March 26, 2010

Social Media For Foodies 

laptop computer and peanut butter cookies

44 Top Twitter Accounts All Eco-Foodies Should Follow

Earth Eats rounds up a big list of some of our favorite tweeters that we've grown to love in our time on Twitter.

February 25, 2010


a Wal-Mart store

Wal-Mart Announces Sustainability Commitment

Wal-Mart announced today its goal to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its global supply chain by 2015.

February 1, 2010

Green Super Bowl Party Ideas 

carrots, tomatoes, garlic and beef on a cutting board

Green Super Bowl Party Tips From Celebrate Green

It’s Super Bowl time and our friends at Celebrate Green help you score a touchdown for people and planet with these tips for greening your Super Bowl party.

December 25, 2009

Sustainable Seafood 

Fish on display at a grocery store seafood counter.

To Reduce Emissions, Choose Frozen Fish Over Fresh

If you’re an eco-conscious seafood fan, you are probably aware of the complex sustainability issues around buying fish and other seafood.

December 2, 2009

Environmental Conservation 

the appalachian mountains with fall tree colors

Elderly Man On Hunger Strike Arrested At WV State Capitol

81-year-old Roland Micklem was arrested yesterday outside of West Virginia's State Capitol building for protesting the mining of mountaintops.

November 30, 2009

Green Shopping Tips 

cyber monday graphic

Does Shopping Online Really Make You Greener?

Traditionally one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, learn how to green up your "Cyber Monday" with these online shopping tips

November 10, 2009

Climate Change 

A valley at sunset.

Good News: An Easy Way To Prevent Climate Change

New reports from the UK suggest going vegetarian two days each week could be an easy way to prevent climate change.

October 27, 2009

Alternative Energy 

A roof of solar shingles.

The Solar Shingle, A New Line of Roofing

Dow Chemical is introducing a new type of roofing - solar shingles.

October 25, 2009

Green Halloween 

A pile of pumpkins.

How To Have A Safe And Sustainable Halloween!

Happy Halloween Earth Eaters! In preparation for the spookiest night of the year, here are some guidelines for having a safe and sustainable Halloween!

September 26, 2009

Sustainable Businesses 

Chad Roeder stands with his bike in front of a row of trash cans

Pedal Power And Recycling: Breaking Away To Greener Living

Bloomington-based Pedal Power tries to save the earth one bike ride at a time. Chad Roeder is the brawn behind the brains of this operation.

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