We've been hearing about excessive mercury levels in tuna for years and the Sept/Oct 2008 issue of Mother Jones explains their take on Why Mercury Tuna Is Still Legal. Stephanie Mencimer outlines several examples
If you were excited by the incredible Sahara Forest Project proposal that we told you about earlier this week, then here is your chance to find out more. Schumacher College, situated in the beautiful countryside of south west England, is running a
Well, we don't know if they like them, but they will eat them. And as the cost of grains and corn has gone up because of the interest in ethanol, feeding cattle strictly corn is too expensive, reports the Wall Street Journal.
If we haven't had enough examples recently of what happens when we let such concentration happen in the sources of our food, there is now a massive recall of deli meats in Canada after five people died from Listeria poisoning. It was traced to a single
Allotment gardens have been a popular theme on TreeHugger lately and why not--they are the real deal; incorporating all kinds of good things: food, recycling, ecology, and community. Their finest hour was during World War 2 when people all over North
Where do the Buffalo Roam?
Is a question many in the West are trying to answer. Wild herds of American Bison (commonly called Buffalo), once roamed the great plains in the tens of millions as part of a complex, sustainable and highly productive
In Europe and North America supermarkets like to sell fruit and vegetables that are round and plump and perfectly shaped...and they know their customers. However many of us are learning that the gnarled carrots and funny-looking tomatoes found in
Agitate, Educate, Pollinate! That's the battle cry for the new Institute of Urban Homesteading in Oakland California. It doesn't matter what you call it--urban homesteading, urban farming, or just plain growing your own vegetables--everyone wants to
Ben & Jerry's story is green history: the two fat kids who started an ice cream business in 1978, learning it by mail order correspondence--a "happily chaotic experience". It was pure and yummy and they donated to good causes and everyone loved them.
It seems like such an old-fashioned "Leave It To Beaver" sort of tradition —— going out strawberry and cucumber picking and making your own jam and pickles. But more TreeHuggers, we are finding,
A Community Guide To Environmental Health (Guide), published by Hesperian and now available online, is one of the most comprehensive guides empowering communities to deal with environmental health issues in the 21st century. The Guide has taken over a
According to Sylvain Charlebois of the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business, writing in the Globe and Mail, "Food-crisis investigators in the U.S. are in the dark. With more than 1,000 cases of illness reported in 41 states (and two deaths
We have noted before that farmed Atlantic salmon growing in pens in western waters in not necessarily the best idea, but it is a huge business in Norway, Chile and British Columbia. It is slightly smaller in BC today, after strong ocean currents moved
By all means, the deluge of damning information, string of political intricacies and overall ominous tone of the latest documentary by French journalist and director Marie-Monique Robin, "The World According to Monsanto," should have put me to sleep.
Greenpeace commissioned Moscow-based BBDO Russia created a series of ads to raise awareness about genetically-modified organisms. The text in the ad, cropped out of the above image, says, "The DNA of genetically modified plants may contain the genes of
TreeHugger has noted, somewhat light-heartedly, that among the myriad effects of global warming are likely reductions in wine and beer production; as global warming alters the planet's regional climates, it affects the crop yields