The Wisconsin-based Cornucopia Institute is one of the country's leading preservers of the organic flame - a think-tank and advocacy group that benefits the small, family-owned farms that were once in the vanguard of the organic movement. Of course, big agribusiness has long since infiltrated (some ... More >>
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published a study with stats that might give raw-milk supporters pause. The CDC report states that the rate of disease outbreaks caused by raw milk and products related to it is 150 times greater than outbreaks linked to pasteurized milk.
A U.S. District Court hearing in downtown New York today could determine the eventual fate of several organic farmers from across the country, including some in upstate New York. The hearing centered on a "pre-emptive" suit led by the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGTA), against agr ... More >>
Environment tanks, green jobs take off For many, Earth Day -- which is today -- could not come at a worse time, the Spanish-language daily reports. Though indiscriminate deforestation, water contamination, and nuclear disaster in Japan are just some of today's environmental crises, green ... More >>
Ever wonder what it looks like to eat a doughnut in reverse? Well, now's your chance to find out. This somewhat icky campaign was spawned by FairFood.org, a mysteriously "global" initiative to promote sustainable eating by pushing big food corporations to adopt more ethical practices. It appears t ... More >>
A film festival for the green generation
Save the planet without looking like a hippie
Forget Mars Bar, the mangy dogs, vials, crust punks, hard knock landlords or any other signifier used to represent the gritty East Village; that's all dead. Environmentalism killed it and everything in the East Village now looks like a Palm Beach hotel lobby. Or that's the vision of Michael N ... More >>
Per its publicity arm, the Taco Truck has officially launched, and is now roving the streets of Hoboken and Jersey City, selling "sustainably responsible" Mexican staples like tacos, tortas, tamales, and sopas. While the truck's commitment to green practices -- it's outfitted with recycling ... More >>
Per Madison Square Park Neighborhood, Stumptown's going to be getting another hotel coffee bar neighbor a few blocks to the east. Birch Coffee is under construction at the Gershwin Hotel and will open sometime this fall. According to the Birch blog, which includes painstaking descriptions of all of ... More >>
Turn off your air conditioners. Take a cue from a camel. Lay off the ice cream. And other advice for surviving a 'heat island'
Architects color the skyscraper green
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