Spread on toast, diced over rice and veggies, or eaten straight up with a spoon, avocados are a popular fruit that provide healthy unsaturated fats into our diets. But avocado crops are hard to sustain. A single avocado requires 320 liters of water, and increasing demand has caused more land clearing to make way for […]
There is growing awareness in the scientific community that the way people eat — especially in wealthy countries — needs to change in order to address the climate crisis and other environmental problems. University of Oxford professor Joseph Poore said that eating a vegan diet is likely the single most important thing an individual can […]
Meat consumption, especially if the meat was raised using factory farming, is a major contributor to a host of environmental problems including biodiversity loss, pollution and the climate crisis. In fact, some scientists even say that going vegan is the single most important thing an individual can do to reduce their impact on the planet […]
There’s nothing like a farm-fresh egg — or, maybe a backyard-fresh egg. You don’t need a farm-sized plot of land to raise a few chickens, since even a small, urban backyard will do. Raising the birds and collecting your own eggs is not only an educational, entertaining experience for children, but is also a great […]
By Anne Pinto-Rodrigues On a warm afternoon in March, Plantina Mujai busily cooks up a meal in the kitchen of her café in Khweng village, in the Indian state of Meghalaya. She’s dressed in a crisp white and green jain kyrshah, the traditional checkered cloth worn by women of the Khasi community, the largest ethnic group […]
Used in cuisines all over the world, onions are known for either their sweet and savory flavor or strong and pungent flavor that enhances dishes from casseroles to curries. Consumers in the U.S. eat a lot of onions — this vegetable only trails potatoes, tomatoes and sweet corn in popularity, according to the Cornell Chronicle. […]
Dreaming of growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs, but not sure where to start? Growing a garden can feel overwhelming, especially for those of us who feel like we don’t exactly have a green thumb. But don’t worry, this is a beginner’s guide to gardening. EcoWatch spoke with master gardener Kathy Ging from Eugene, […]
The processing of sugarcane has an enormous impact on the environment due to the emissions, wastewater runoff and solid waste produced by sugar mills. It also causes biodiversity loss when animal and plant habitat is destroyed to make way for sugarcane cultivation, according to the World Wildlife Fund website.
Mars – the company that owns Skittles – invites its customers to “taste the rainbow” when they tear open a package and pour some of the multi-colored candies into their mouths. However, what they’re really tasting is titanium dioxide (TiO2).