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

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, …

Can We Save the Environment With Gas-Free Cows?

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 …

4 Ways Factory Farms Are Making Us Sick

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, …

50 Great Vegetarian Sources of Protein

If you think about it, vegetarian sources of protein have a bit of a public relations problem. That’s because when most people think of protein, they automatically think of meat. Vegetarians are pretty used to being asked where they get their protein whenever they start talking about

The Complete Guide to Food Expiration Dates

Do you need to learn more about food safety at home? If you’ve ever stared at a Tupperware container full of leftovers and wondered “Can I still eat this?” then the answer is definitely yes. The truth is, you just can’t trust your sixth sense (or even your other five senses) to tell you when …