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Monthly Archives: May 2007

Buying Green Food on a Budget

One of the most basic things you can do for the environment is to buy foods that are produced in environmentally sound ways. Unfortunately, this can be quite expensive and the foods can be hard to find.

The main reason this can seem to be so hard is that people often limit themselves to the grocery stores, where organic foods are priced significantly higher than other foods. But your local grocery store may not be the best choice.

Find a local farmer’s market. Not all of the food there will be organically produced, but you can talk to the people there and find out. As an added environmental benefit, most of the food will be locally grown.

You can also try a food co-op. Joining a co-op means that you will get whatever is grown at the time, rather than choosing what you want, but the produce will be organically and locally grown. These are not available in all communities, but are well worth looking into.

Another solution if you have the room, is to grow some of your own. The wonderful thing about having your own garden is that you choose exactly what goes into it. It’s also a great way to teach children about where food comes from. And of course it is a nice bit of exercise. Continue Reading

Bees Not a Problem?

Share Straight Dope has a great look at the reality of the problem of Colony Collapse Disorder. It calls into question just exactly how much of a problem it really is. No, it doesn’t deny that there has been an unusual number of die offs, but it does question how severe and how unusual the… Continue Reading

Back Home After a Tough Trip

Share Drove to Sacramento this weekend. My grandmother has been in the hospital for too many reasons, so I and much of the rest of the family picked this weekend to go. It was quite a trip. Borrowed my mother’s car since it was big enough for the five of us coming from the Southern… Continue Reading

Because It’s So Hard to Just Get One

Share Aaigh! This is just torture to look at. Sunsweet Prunes are now available in individually wrapped packages. Because getting one prune out is so very, very difficult. I’m not sure, but I’m guessing the idea is that people can take them along for an easy snack without taking the entire package. Easier for the… Continue Reading