A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Bolthouse Farms, alleging the California-based beverage company misled customers by claiming that its Green Goodness smoothie consists of “100% Fruit Juice.” Testing found the beverage contains toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” at levels well above the federal advisory limits for drinking water. According to plaintiff Gwendolyn Smith — who […]
In basic terms, plant-based diets are composed mostly or entirely of plants: fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains. Contrary to its colloquial usage, “plant-based” doesn’t automatically mean “vegan.”
By Abay Yimere Food loss and waste are major problems around the world. When food is tossed aside or allowed to spoil, it makes economies less productive and leaves people hungry. It also harms Earth’s climate by generating methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Food loss and waste accounts for 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. If […]
As the world grapples with the climate crisis and transition from fossil fuels to renewables, crops and clean energy are increasingly sharing the same land, and agrivoltaics — the growing of crops beneath the shade of solar panels — is expanding. Now, scientists are looking into how to harness the sun’s light spectrum in a […]
It’s no secret that the cost of fracked gas has skyrocketed. If you’re looking for ways to save money on energy costs this winter, turn to the sun. Solar ovens aren’t just a fun science project, but a legitimate way to cook outdoors, even during the coldest months. The average electric oven/stove contributes roughly $150 […]
U.S. consumers waste a lot of food year-round – about one-third of all purchased food. That’s equivalent to 1,250 calories per person per day, or US$1,500 worth of groceries for a four-person household each year, an estimate that doesn’t include recent food price inflation.