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    States Seek to Use PFAS-Contaminated Sewage Sludge to Fertilize Crops

    States Seek to Use PFAS-Contaminated Sewage Sludge to Fertilize Crops

    Some states in the U.S. are giving the go-ahead for the use of sewage sludge as a crop fertilizer with little to no testing, despite the sludge being contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as forever chemicals. While only two states, Michigan and Maine, are currently testing for PFAS contamination in the […]

    Fine Dining Finally Goes Plant-Based

    Fine Dining Finally Goes Plant-Based

    The upscale restaurant and fine-dining scene is undergoing a major change.  Over the past several years, a wave of well-known, upscale restaurants have announced transitions to plant-based menus. Many vegan and vegetarian restaurants — like Pietro Leemann’s Joia in Milan Italy, the first vegetarian restaurant to earn a Michelin star in Europe, or King’s Joy […]

    Startup Looks to Use Tobacco Plants to Make Cultured Meat Less Costly

    Startup Looks to Use Tobacco Plants to Make Cultured Meat Less Costly

    A new startup in Israel called BioBetter wants to use tobacco crops to make cultivated meats less expensive. The company plans to use tobacco plants as plant-based growth factors (GFs) required in cellular agriculture, which produces cultivated meat. Cultivated meat is made from animal cells arranged in similar structures as animal tissues to produce real […]

    American Lobster Added to ‘Red List’ of Unsustainable Seafood Due to Dangers to North Atlantic Right Whales

    American Lobster Added to ‘Red List’ of Unsustainable Seafood Due to Dangers to North Atlantic Right Whales

    If you want to eat only sustainable seafood, American lobster (Homarus americanus) is now off the menu. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s influential consumer and retail guide Seafood Watch has added the crimson crustaceans to its “Red List” of seafoods to avoid because of the dangers that lobster pots pose to critically endangered North Atlantic right […]

    5 of the World’s Coolest EcoVillages

    5 of the World’s Coolest EcoVillages

    They’re exactly what they sound like.  Ecovillages are intentional communities designed to be environmentally, socially, and/or economically sustainable. The concept gained popularity in the 1960s and 70s when communes became more widespread, although many traditional, rural communities have long engaged in these practices. Following the publication of the landmark study “Ecovillages and Sustainable Communities” by […]