If Earth Day is inspiring you to take some action to improve the health of the planet, some experts suggest you might want to start by examining your diet. Thinking about having a steak for dinner? Well, know that the pollution generated to produce your T-bone is roughly equivalent to that created by driving a small car for 29 miles. Replace it with a veggie burger this evening and it’s more like driving that car only about three miles.
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Many folks love their eco-friendly re-usable grocery bags. But when’s the last time you washed them? A new survey found that only 15% of Americans regularly clean their totes, putting them at a higher risk for food poisoning.
A recent survey conducted by the Home Food Safety Program found 85% of Americans aren’t washing their re-usable grocery bags. Raw foods like meat, poultry and fish carry harmful bacteria which can linger in your totes waiting to board ready-to-eat foods like produce. The risk is even higher with the spring weather setting in as bacteria love to flourish at warm temperatures. Luckily, it’s easy to keep you and your family safe from food bugs.
We love sharing our favorite healthy recipes and flavors — and we love hearing about your kitchen successes, too. Get a taste of new ideas and updated classics in this week’s comment round-up.
In honor of Earth Week, we focused on some easy ways to green up your cooking. Our latest comment roundup includes some of the great responses you, our readers, shared on saving energy in the kitchen. Also on this week’s menu: Get your green on with more ways to love asparagus.
In this week’s nutrition news: Restaurants offer smaller, cheaper meals, Mario Batali greens up his restaurants and Chicago farmers’ markets are set to start taking food stamps.
Experts say the biggest contributors to global warming are travel (our cars, planes and shipping needs) and electricity demands, but food production doesn’t tread lightly either. Food is responsible for one-third of global greenhouse emissions!
You may not fix the world’s problems by yourself, but making small changes and setting a good example can’t hurt — and what better time to start than Earth Week. Here’s what it means to go low carbon.