Do you toss watermelon rind after eating the flesh? You’re wasting good food! Find out what you can do with this oft-discarded summertime treat.
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Cool off this summer with a batch of all-natural, homemade fruit and herb infused water. There’s no need for pricey equipment or shopping lists; only your favorite produce, water and a container.
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.
Wouldn’t it be great to know if a piece of fruit was overripe or otherwise lacking in quality before you bit into it? You may soon be able to test it with your smart phone before buying it.
This year I have a 2012 goal. 2012 is the year I stare down my teeny-tiny city suburban apartment, my lawn of pavement and I say “Take that! I WILL garden if it’s the last thing I do.”
Most public health and nutrition experts would say that it would be better if Americans ate even more fruit and vegetables than they do because of their value in addressing obesity, cancer and other health concerns. How does that goal reconcile with these recent supply statistics?
In a subversive form of food production, the Guerrilla Grafters have been craftily grafting fruit bearing branches onto otherwise unproductive ornamental fruit trees in the city.
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.
Can small scale, urban farming feed the world… or even provide a significant portion of the food needed for local residents? I don’t know… I do know you’ll find different perspectives on that question right here on the pages of sustainablog. Regardless, urban agriculture does create a number of benefits, particularly in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods: […]
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, […]
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 […]
While the Gulf oil spill still dominates the green blog space, Regator‘s trends show that we may be broadening out into some of the discussions needed to head off such disasters: climate legislation and global warming are well up in the rankings. Rankings and trends aren’t everything, though… an awful lot of cool stuff out […]
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 […]