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December 30, 2013

A Quarter For A Carrot? 

Fruit and vegetables

Pay Kids To Eat Vegetables? It Might Just Work

Kids are trashing the fruits and veggies served for school lunches. A study suggests paying them to eat the good stuff will increase consumption, reduce waste.

September 14, 2012

Foundation Of Cooking 

veggie scraps for chicken stock

Kitchen Basics: Chicken Stock Recipe

Stocks are the building blocks of cuisine. Use your leftover chicken bones and veggie scraps to make a tasty chicken stock for soups, stews and sauces.

November 11, 2011

Bottle Ban 

plastic bottles

Bottle Ban No More After Coca-Cola Became Involved

A plan to reduce the waste in the Grand Canyon by banning plastic water bottles has been abruptly shelved.

November 8, 2011

Dumpster Diving 

kitty_dive

For Grad Student, A Trash Can Is No Obstacle For Food

Can you imagine the food inside a trash can on your plate? A Seattle graduate student is asking you to do just that.

September 23, 2011

Fertilizer Crisis 

A map illustrates the distribution of the use of phosphorus fertilizers around the world, in shades of purple, pink, and white.  Low concentrations are used across sub-saharan Africa and much of Russia, South America, and Australia.  The largest areas of use of highly-concentrated fertilizer are in central North America, Europe, northern India, and especially China. .

The Great Food Security Threat: Peak Phosphorus?

It's a finite underground mineral deposit. Its availability influences food security. And the world is running out. Think it's oil? Actually, it's phosphorus.

June 12, 2011

Green Thumb 

worms in dirt with newspaper

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Recycling In The Garden

Can you think of a better lifestyle than living at one with your environment from start to finish?

April 20, 2011

Eat Your Wrapper 

Minimalist Wrappers

Minimalist Rice Wrappers Help Reduce Waste And Reuse Leftovers

Add bananas and Nutella, strawberries and avocados, or use rice wrappers as a way to reinvent leftovers.

April 19, 2011

DIY Compost 

Chicken Wire Compost Bin With Food Waste

DIY Chicken Wire Compost Bin

I constructed this easy chicken wire compost bin. Now I only generate one bag of trash a week.

March 21, 2011

Soda News 

PlantBottle

Petroleum-Free Bottles And Big Donations: Soda’s PR Battles

Soda has been targeted by public health advocates as a leading contributor to the obesity epidemic. See the ways the industry is trying to change its image.

February 9, 2011

Farming For The Hungry 

Squash

Gleaners Tackle Hunger By Fighting Waste

As hunger continues to rise in the United States, gleaners helps save crops for those in need.

November 15, 2010

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle 

Soda Can and Glass Bottle

The 5 Most Important Items Everyone Should Recycle

On America Recycles Day, Earth Eats says recycle that soda can and water bottle! Those two products top the list of the 5 most important items to recycle.

June 22, 2010

Green Roofs 

Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art roof garden

Manhattan Scientists Try Aerial Agriculture

Scientists from Columbia University are experimenting with more practical ways to make Manhattan roofs green. Really green. As in covered in vegetation!

June 10, 2010

Food Safety 

a bottle of sunscreen

Health Risks From Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products In Food

Researchers hope to measure the impacts of continuous doses of very low levels of drugs being constantly reintroduced into the environment and the food supply.

April 13, 2010

Composting 

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 4, 2010

Food Waste 

A pile of food waste

Food Waste A Growing Problem: What You Can Do

Almost 27% of edible food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Here are some steps you can take to reduce the amount of food you send to the landfill.

August 18, 2009

Bag Tax 

The Seattle skyline.

In Seattle, The Battle Over Plastic Bag Usage Heats Up

Seattle voters turn down a proposal that would charge 20 cents per plastic bag they use.

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