You’ve likely heard about the latest salmonella scare. This time it revolves around eggs, 550 billion of them in all. Nearly 2,000 people in 17 states have already gotten sick as a result of the recent outbreak. Experts are saying that the outbreak is caused by rodents or tainted feed. But what exactly is salmonella and how does it get into our food, or in this instance, our eggs?…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Buying food locally is a fast way to shed pounds…of carbon, anyway. By cutting down food miles, you’re cutting back on the embodied carbon in the food, as well as helping out local growers. But if you don’t have a farmers’ market nearby or can’t make it on a weekly basis, how else might you find locally grown food? Local Dirt wants to fill that information gap and point you in the right direction. However, does it stand out against some of the competing websites and smart phone apps providing the same service?…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Slugs culled from no-dig garden. Photo: Warren McLaren / inov8
Almost a full year ago we put up a post that detailed this writer’s experience in commencing a no-dig garden in his backyard in Australia. The story seemed to be of interest to a few people so we’ve collated a photographic catalog of the project’s successes and stumbles.
One year on, what has been harvested from this garden and what challenges were encountered? Maybe as spring thaws the yards of our northern hemisphere readers they too will start their own adventures …Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 19 February 2010 by Sustainability Digest
Image from Peppersmith
When it comes to creating new healthy eco products, chewing gum isn’t the first thing that springs to mind or mouth. But if you are going to do it, just do it well. So welcome to the world of Peppersmith gum, a chewing gum made out of natural chicle and fine english peppermint.
There are no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives, and no aspartame and no petro-chemical bases in the gum. There are no sweeteners–they use wood sugar and mint grown in Hampshire. …Read the full story on TreeHugger