Why You Should Consider Buying the “Ugly” Vegetables
Some shoppers get excited about a stroll through the produce section at the supermarket — an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables are eye-catching in their bold, beautiful colors. Most people are conditioned at a young age to select the most perfect piece of fruit, sifting through cartons for unblemished options. However, there’s nothing wrong […]
Embrace Meatless Mondays | Tuesday Tip
Meatless Mondays are a great way to improve your health and it’s a simple way we can all help prevent climate change!
Black Diamond apple
Like something out of a folktale, Black Diamond apples owe their color to a small city in the mountains of Tibet where they receive a lot of UV light during the day but the temperature fluctuates at night, causing the skin to develop a deep, dark purple hue.
Noel and Jacob Go Bananas
Did you know that we eat a different banana today than we did in the 1950’s? And thanks to a fungal strain called Tropical Race 4, our current bananas are on the verge of extinction once again. As scientists scramble to build a better banana, Noel and Jacob peel back the disadvantages of monoculture farming, why all of our food shouldn’t look the same, and sometimes you need MTV to keep things weird.
The Importance of Natural Dyes
Dyes, particularly natural dyes, have held untold importance in our lives for thousands of years, providing not only aesthetic satisfaction but utilitarian uses as well. The oldest and most widely used dye is indigo, which has been used in India for the last four thousand years. Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, […]
Green Tips to Help You Start the Summer Off Right
Summer is fast approaching. In no time at all the sun will be beating down and you will be looking for a way to find a little relief from the blazing hot temperatures. Of course you could always stay indoors and crank up the air conditioner or you could spend your entire day relaxing in […]
Want Organic Produce? Why Growing Your Own is the Best Option
If you ask, most people will tell you they’d rather eat fresh, non-GMO and organic food than food which has been sprayed by various chemicals and pesticides. With organic produce usually priced higher than other produce, families may feel that opting for organic is not always an option. But isn’t eating fruits and vegetables coated […]
Environmental Hazards: Where Toxins May Be Hiding
In the past few years we have become hauntingly aware of the fact that environmental hazards can be found all around us. Some of these hazards can come in the form of clearly-labelled poisonous chemicals, harmful toxins and other potentially dangerous substances. Other toxins may be a little less obvious. Either way, both types are […]
The Difference Organic Food Can Make
Although some people may not want to admit it, our eating habits really do make all the difference in the world. What we eat not only has a direct impact on our personal health and well-being but it affects our children, our families, those we love, the economy, the amount of waste that gets generated […]
5 Eco-Friendly Tips for Your Fourth of July (and Canada Day)
Image by Joel Mann Fourth of July (and Canada Day) are almost upon us. Millions of people will be enjoying their weekend by spending some time at local parks, beaches, lakes and even enjoying the great outdoors found right in their own backyards. BBQing and grilling are both a Fourth of July and Canada Day […]