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Growth hormones in animal wastes present an emerging risk to aquatic environments. Given the trend in agriculture toward concentrated animal feeding operations and the extensive volume of waste generated, the risk for environmental impact is great.
Last week, we talked about the Seafood Watch program. We’ve always said that a part of our sport – and our passion – is bringing fish to the table, but we need to harvest responsibly. That is true even when we’re not the ones doing the harvesting.
Selecting sustainable seafood for dinner involves many of the same decisions that you would face if you were planning to selectively harvest your catch.
The issue of “food-miles”, a rough measure of how far food travels between its production location and the final consumer, has been a consistent fixture in the debate on food sustainability. There are more variables that contribute to the overall footprint of food, though.
Plastic grocery bags come in Type 2 (high-density polyethylene film – HDPE) and Type 4 (low density or linear-low density polyethylene film – LDPE/LLDPE). Both types can, and should, be recycled. Many supermarkets and larger retailers collect plastic bags for recycling and will have a recycling bin in the lobby. Gather the bags you have […]« Previous Entries