Monthly Archives: July 2010

Green Packaging Material Made From Mushrooms?

You bet!  Two undergraduates at the Rensselae Polytechnic Instititute in New York have discovered a way to bond agricultural waste and mushroom roots to make a foam like packaging material called Mycobond.  It’s naturally environmentally friendly and produces one-tenth the … Continue reading

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Basket of Red Currents

Basket of Red Currents, originally uploaded by organicrider.

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The Return of the Bicycle by Lester Brown

The bicycle has many attractions as a form of personal transportation. It alleviates congestion, lowers air pollution, reduces obesity, increases physical fitness, does not emit climate-disrupting carbon dioxide, and is priced within the reach of the billions of people who … Continue reading

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Agribusiness Will Not Solve the Climate Crisis, We Will

‘Tis the season of farmers’ markets. Last week I moseyed on down to the Southampton (NY) farmers market and picked up some tasty, locally produced cheese that melted in my mouth with a delicious tang. But that local dairy farmer … Continue reading

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