Home Grocery Delivery and the Environment

By Christopher Stewart | May 6, 2013

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Photo: I-5

With the advanced continuation of modern technology and the boom of more and more businesses offering home delivery services for convience, its really nothing that you can’t get sent to your home. Everything from clothes, appliances, and even supplies for your pet, the need to go out and shop has now been narrowed down to three clicks for overnight shipping. Specialty and artisan foods have been available online for years and you can order your favorite savory or sweet imports and have them just in time for your dinner party Saturday night. But what if you can order every fresh ingredient you can find in the grocery store and have it delivered right to your door?  This option may become a way of life, according to an article post on The Salt, NPR‘s food blog.   Read More


Best Cookware To Help You Go Green

By Jeannette | April 18, 2012

Photo:  theloushe

Photo: theloushe

By: Allana Mortell

Earth Day is just a few days away and while you may be thinking of direct ways to celebrate this date, such as planting, beach clean-ups, etc, there are some other ways you can go green this year right in your own kitchen! While purchasing new cookware, consider more eco-friendly products that will not only put less stress on the environment to create but can also benefit your health in the end.

In terms of cookware (pots, pans, nonstick, stainless steel, etc), the options are endless and shopping for said items can quickly become overwhelming. One factor to be kept in consideration is teflon-free cookware. In the past five years, a relationship between cancers, liver toxicants and other icky chemicals appeared with materials in non-stick cookware. Once that material, such as teflon, degrades or is heated, it releases Perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, which can be found in the food you eat and has been linked to thyroid disruption and cancer, to name a few.

So if you’re looking to go green with your kitchenware, check out some of our favorites below… Read More


To Fish or To Mine?: Saving Bristol Bay and Alaska’s Fishing Industry

By admin | March 8, 2012

Photo: FishPhotog

Photo: FishPhotog

By: Michael Engle

Alaska is the site of an ongoing political battle, between two opposing interest groups, that will shape the state, national, and world economy for generations. Its legacy will be profound, as this economic decision will determine Alaska’s course in fishing or mining.

Bristol Bay lies northwest of the Aleutian Mountain Range; it is separated from the Gulf of Alaska by the Alaska Peninsula. It is, currently, Alaska’s most vital fishing ground, as it houses rainbow trout and five distinct varieties of salmon. Fishing in Bristol Bay has been identified as an important economic activity, accounting for 75% of local jobs, and $175 million per year to the economy. It is the center of a cultural tradition, as 2009 marked the 125th anniversary of local fishing. Bristol Bay also carries great international importance. In 2008, National Geographic identified Bristol Bay as one of only three “well-maintained” fisheries in the world. The other two are located in Iceland and New Zealand.

On the other hand, the Bristol Bay network is also home to large reserves of presently unmined natural resources. There is gold and copper within the Kvichak and Nushagak Rivers, which both flow into Bristol Bay.  Read More


American Beef Industry is Now More Eco-Friendly

By Jeannette | February 8, 2012

Photo: Rennett Stowe

Photo: Rennett Stowe

By: Justin Chan

The American beef industry has had a history of disproving misperceived notions, and it seems as if it will continue to do so. While much of the focus has been on beef’s connection to heart disease and cancer, NPR reported that a new study conducted by Jude Capper, an assistant professor of dairy science at Washington State University, revealed that the production of beef has been more eco-friendly than ever.

The study comes at a time when some are wondering whether this planet will be able to support a growing population. In her study, Capper pointed out that cattlemen now use 12 percent less water, 19 percent less feed, 33 percent less land and 9 percent less fossil fuel energy. “[The industry] knows far better how to care for, feed and manage cattle,” she said.

Despite its positive outlook, the report has come under criticism from some of Capper’s peers. While several environmentalists agree that beef production is now more effective, there are questions concerning other methods that are used in the process. Read More


5 Food Tips to Go Green in 2012

By admin | January 4, 2012

Photo: Laura Taylor

Photo: Laura Taylor

With all of the personal resolutions we may have made during this New Year, one of the best one’s we can make may not be very personal at all. One resolution you can make can actually help the entire planet with just a little effort. Why not resolve to take a few easy steps to go green this year?

While often times we think of going green by only involving large projects like recycling, carpooling, and changing our appliances to save energy, a lot of the small projects you can also partake in fact involve food. Altadena Patch mentions many ways you can go green, but we chose 5 food tips you can do to help the environment just a little more this year. Read More


Solar-Powered Popsicles€¦Huh?

By admin | September 7, 2011

Photo: Mat McDermott

Photo: Mat McDermott

Get ready to see the coolest (and hottest) ice cream truck you have ever laid eyes on! Solar energy company, Sungevity, just launched the Sungevity Ice Pop Truck to carry across the country free popsicles and news about their Rooftop Revolution. The truck not only passes out free organic ice pops, created by GoodPop, but also information for customers on how easy and affordable it is to bring solar energy into their homes. Read More


Composting: Out With the New and In With the Old

By admin | September 5, 2011

Photo: Kristy Hall

Photo: Kristy Hall

Composting has become the hottest thing in the world of environmental consciousness. What exactly is compost or composting? Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment and it is a key ingredient in organic farming. Many disposed-of products that normally would end up in landfills are now being developed into compostable items. The only problems is, many people are unaware that if you throw these compostable items into the garbage you are still causing the same harm you did then buying a plastic plate, fork or cup. Read More


Southwest Fires Hurting Beef Industry

By admin | August 11, 2011

Photo: Colin Shackelford

Photo: Colin Shackelford

By: Dylan Rodgers

A few months ago in Albuquerque, NM the skies were dark, the air was thick and black with the only weather forecast saying, “Smoke”.  The fires in Arizona were emitting such massive quantities of smoke that New Mexicans were blanketed by dark, ashy fog that reduced their range of vision to a few blocks in every direction. With every gust of the blistering winds whipping through the canyons and plains, the fires had quickly grown out of control. Read More


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