Tag: organic food

Eating Local: A Lesson in Berry Picking

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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Strawberry season is the perfect time of year to educate your kids that our food is grown outside — it doesn’t magically appear on the table like a feast at Hogwarts (contrary to what some may think!).

Rooftop Gardening Part 2: Garden Party

Written by | June 20th, 2012

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Feeling inspired by the rooftop garden at the Conservancy’s New York City office? This week, we share five essential steps for getting started with your coworkers in a workplace garden project.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 23

Written by | May 23rd, 2012

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Happy Hump Day! And now for your green news…

  1. If you eat organic food, you might have a case of “the smugs.” (Fox News)
  2. Schwopping at Marks & Spencers in England: a fun way to recycle clothes and save landfills. (Treehugger)
  3. Apocalypse soon: Has civilization crossed the environmental rubicon? (Scientific American)
  4. State guards in western India have the OK to shoot tiger poachers on site. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. This artist’s new muse is rotting food, and I’ll admit — it’s rather beautiful. (Wired)

Blog Action Day 2011: Is Organic Food Better for the Environment?

Written by | October 16th, 2011

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Cool Green Science is participating in Blog Action Day, an annual event that is sparking a conservation about food. Here we break down organic vs. conventional farming.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 19

Written by | September 19th, 2011

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And we’re back!

  1. One plant scientist believes organic food won’t save– or feed– the planet. (GreenBiz)
  2. Smaller fish fillets are more sustainable, according to a new report. (Grist)
  3. Which Austin City Limits bands are the greenest? (MTV Act)
  4. The World Trade Association says that “dolphin-safe” tuna is actually illegal. (The Daily Green)
  5. Some pilots are using iPads to record flight logs. Does that really make an environmental impact? (Treehugger)

Are Organic Foods Really About Better Nutrition?

Written by | September 1st, 2009

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A few weeks ago, word got out that a review being published in September’s American Journal of Clinical Nutrition had concluded that organic foods are not healthier or more nutritious than conventional food. Organic advocates were outraged. Mildly engaged consumers began to wonder if organics were really worth the higher price tag. Momentarily leaving aside […]

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