ecology

Europe’s High Standards—How the U.S. Can Improve

When it comes to food-safety standards, Europe has some of the strictest laws and regulations in place. In fact, many of the foods that we eat regularly here in the U.S. are banned in the European Union. Europeans prefer their veggies sans GMOs and their chicken air-chilled instead of washed in chlorinated water. Meanwhile, Americans are stuck…

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Protecting Our Water Is Everybody’s Business

While water makes up around 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh, and only 1 percent of that freshwater is accessible for the 6.8 billion of us living on this planet. With the population booming, this small percentage of water is only going to get smaller, and we are…

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Kitchen Hack: 6 Foods You Can Make Yourself

By now, we know that most processed foods contain more sugar, fat and salt than natural unprocessed foods. Their convenience may be appealing, but the toll they can take on your health may make you think twice. So why not combine convenience, health and low costs by making foods yourself? You may be surprised to…

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The Eco-Friendly Baby

Parenting means getting used to having constant bags under your eyes, wearing spit-up as a new accessory, changing diapers like a contortionist and interpreting screams as a new language. Despite these less-than-glamorous aspects of parenting, we wouldn’t change it for the world. In fact, we strive to make sure our babies are getting the best…

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Help the Planet: Let’s Eliminate Food Waste

Even though the world is witnessing a growing food crisis with millions of people suffering from malnutrition and starvation, at the same time we are also seeing a food waste epidemic, in which 1.3 billion tons of food is unused each year. Closer to home, 31 percent of food postharvest gets thrown out, according to…

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