Earth Day Prompts Green Talk; Big Ag No Fan of White House Garden


A new study shows that the more choice we have, the more likely we are to opt for unhealthy foods. Fries or salad? Er, what do you think?

Michelle Obama has incurred the wrath of Big Agriculture by aligning herself with the locavore movement. The Mid-America CropLife Association (MACA) wrote a letter to the First Lady pointing out the role of industrial agriculture in feeding the country’s population.
[London Times]

Brooklyn hot dog vendors are feeling the sting of the economic crisis. Top vendors report a nearly 50 percent drop in business since August. Part of the problem is so many people bringing their lunches from home to save money.
[NY Daily News]

Cooking Green author Kate Heyhoe advocates the use of toaster ovens, induction cooktops and tea kettles in order to shrink one’s “cookprint” or the carbon footprint created by cooking.
[Washington Post]

Michael Pollan calls for a change in how we farm. “If we want to make significant progress in reducing global warming we will need to wean the American food system off its heavy 20th-century diet of fossil fuel and put it back on a diet of contemporary solar energy,” he says.
[Huffington Post]


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