Are Vertical Farms “Better” Than Traditional Farms?

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear Earthtalk: What advantages do so-called “vertical farms” have over traditional gardens and farms? — Sylvia Pleasant, Washington, DC When Dickson Despommier’s book The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century was first published, there were no vertical farms. Now, it’s an exciting movement in U.S. […]

How To Create The Perfect Summer Salad

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As the temperature rises, and you become more and more picky about food – heavy, wintry comfort food won’t do anymore – the best healthful option is the Perfect Summer Salad. The useful thing about this is that you can have it for lunch or dinner – or even as a light snack. The magical […]

Healthy, Green Snack Options – For You and Your Kids! {EarthTalk Q&A}

Seaweed — easy to grow without chemical inputs — is one of many healthy green snacks that kids love to snack on that parents can get behind as well.

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I’m looking for ideas for healthy, green snacks to have around the house and for packing with the kids’ lunches. Any ideas?       — Mickey P., Salt Lake City, UT There are so many healthy, green snack options out there today […]

The Carbon Footprint of What’s on Our Plate

Did you know the effects of carbon footprint of your food? How we consume food is one of the indirect carbon emission examples that affect the changing climate. How can you reduce carbon footprint by eating smart? #carbonfootprint #GHG #environment #food

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is a low-carbon diet and is it good for losing weight or is it only about saving the planet? — Jane Monroe, Scranton, PA Not to be confused with a “low-carb” diet, which involves avoiding carbohydrates (bread, rice, pasta) as a way to […]

Five Fairtrade Chocolate Brands You Need to Try

One of those things that everyone loves: chocolate. Yeah, ok, I know a couple of people who don’t like chocolate, but I’m grateful for their existence because it means more chocolate for me. Chocolate’s Bloody History Chocolate is ubiquitous today, but it has a long and interesting history. From its beginnings several millennia ago as […]