Category Archives: cheese

What’s the Environmental Cost of Your Greek Yogurt Habit?

making greek yogurt
How much do you love Greek yogurt? Well, if you’re reading this the answer is probably somewhere between “Uh, the most?” and “I’m making Greek yogurt batches in my basement sink right now. Why do you ask?” Hey, we get it. The stuff has a velvety smooth texture and just the right amount of tang, and it’s even better for you than run-of-the-mill yogurt. If healthy food tips were always this delicious we’d all .

Can We Save the Environment With Gas-Free Cows?

methane from cows one
When they speak and write about the greenhouse effect, environmental stewardship advocates these days tend to talk mainly about the emissions from cars, jets and factories. Those things are definitely important, and there’s a ton of work left to do. But has everybody forgotten about methane from cows? Remember when cow effluvia used to be a thing? Well, it still is. As a greenhouse gas, methane is 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide, .

4 Ways Factory Farms Are Making Us Sick

factory farms pigs
Americans are eating slightly more meat today that we were in 1970, but we’re devoting a lot less of our budget to beef, pork and chicken than we were 40 years ago. In fact, that figure has been cut by more than 60%, from 4.1% to 1.6%. How is that possible? For sustainable food advocates, there’s no real mystery to this seemingly anomalous statistic: factory farms have helped to dramatically lower the cost of .