- May 31st, 2012
Can organic agriculture feed the world? A new study published in Nature concludes that organic crop yields are generally lower than conventional agriculture. This is particularly true for cereals, which are staples of the human diet. However, the yield gap is much less significant for other crops, such as soybeans and fruits.
You’d be shocked if you knew what’s actually in the air you’re breathing. The average person inhales at least 20 billion particles every day, making exposure to potential allergens inevitable. Whether you experience sinus congestion, itchy watery eyes or other sensitivities, experts agree that skyrocketing rates of asthma and allergies appear closely linked to poll
- September 1st, 2009
Summer grilling season may be in full swing, but before you throw another burger or dog on the grill, now read this: According to the American Institute for Cancer Research’s Guidelines for Cancer Prevention, once you tip over the recommended max of 18 ounces of lean red meat per week, each additional 1.5 ounces increases your cancer risk by 15 percent.By Bryce Edmonds
- February 1st, 2009
Even though bottled water costs 2,000 times more than tap, many of us happily pony up, believing we’re paying for purity (cue images of picturesque mountain springs and tropical aquifers). But turns out we might not be.By Lindsay Wilson
- March 1st, 2008
Buying seafood these days is no easy feat. With wild fish stocks disappearing fast and concerns about the safety of farmed fish rising (not to mention the negative impact it’s having on the ocean environment) health-conscious consumers want to know which is better: wild or farmed?
The smartest seafood choices for your health—and the Earth.By Alison Anton