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5 Ways to Reduce Waste and Save Money at the Same Time

You may be surprised to learn that you can produce less waste and actually save money at the same time. It may require a bit of research and a change in habits, but the rewards are worthwhile. If you want to leave the world a better place for your kids and simultaneously cash in, check out these tips.

June 4th

Is the End of the Banana Near?

Extinction of species is an unfortunate problem of homogenization. As we learn more about the environment, we as a society have begun to make changes in many areas of our life. We drive hybrids, have solar powered garage doors, and recycle.

November 22nd

The Sweet Taste Of Sustainability

I don’t do product endorsements, but this post will probably seem like one.  My most recent Sustainablog post was about how to make fruit production more sustainable by reducing the “shrink” (read waste).  I was particularly focused on the worst kind of waste which is “disappointment shrink” where the fruit is grown, harvested, shipped, sold, […]

April 25th

Sustainable Fruit Production: Eliminating “Shrink”

Many consumers have the noble desire to purchase fruit and vegetables from sustainable sources.  Grocery retailers and food service companies clearly want to be able to respond to this demand.  A “who’s who” of the retail and food service industry have joined the Wal-Mart initiated Sustainability Consortium, which has, among its goals, a desire to define […]

April 19th

Would You Eat Cloned Fruit?

Cloned asian pears in New Zealand (photo Steve Savage) [social_buttons] OK, I’ll admit it.  That question and the picture caption are a little bit manipulative because few people know that all the major fruit crops are technically “cloned” because they have to be to get the varieties we want.  If you take the seed of […]

July 27th