** Editor’s note: Auto-publish strikes again! This was supposed to go up on March 30, so let’s back track for a moment … **
This is my ongoing,11-week series about Michael Pollan’s book, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. Part II is called, “What Kind of Food Should I Eat? (Mostly plants.).” This installment covers rules 37 through 39.
Responses to a reader’s question about what to do with unwanted CD or DVD/Blu-ray cases.
Is organic food healthier? And why Michael Pollan wants you to buy a freezer.
Food Rules 22-24: What to eat, how to eat less meat, and the first rule that doesn’t pass my cheese-meter.
This is my ongoing,11-week series about Michael Pollan’s book, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. The first 21 rules fall into a section called, “What Should I Eat? (Eat Food.).” This installment covers rules 16 through 18.
For many years, I’ve lived in cities that have some type of recycling program. Sometimes I wish our city recycled more types of materials, but we are fortunate to be in an urban area where a truck picks up our recyclable waste every two weeks. Others aren’t so fortunate. Some people have to drive their stuff to a central municipal site for recycling. Others don’t have recycling at all — such as a friend living in South America, in a city where, she notes, people drink tons of soda in plastic bottles … and then throw them all away.
This is my ongoing,11-week series about Michael Pollan’s book, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. The first 21 rules fall into a section called, “What Should I Eat? (Eat Food.).” This installment covers rules 13 through 15.
Hazardous waste. You live green; you avoid it, right? Sure … but odds are good that you might have batteries, empty printer cartridges, burned out CFL bulbs, or some old cleaning products or garden chemicals, either purchased before you cleaned up your ways, or left behind by a former resident of your home. We recently went through the process of handing over a few toxic items to our city’s hazardous waste disposal. In the past, our city’s solid waste department would come collect these items for free. Now, you have to sign up ahead of time for a collection and pay $20 to have items picked up, or to drop them off at a collection center yourself. It’s a hassle, but worthwhile to keep items out of the landfill.
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Back in January, I wrote about “personal change or political action?” Now is a good time for a little political action, and I’d like to encourage you to take a few minutes to help TODAY. I received a bulletin from Organic Valley reporting that the USDA is taking public comments through today only (March 3, 2010, until 5 p.m. ET) regarding the agency’s apparent intention to deregulate genetically engineered alfalfa.
For the next few weeks, I’m going to look on Wednesdays at various types of waste and how we can better dispose of these items — or prevent them from happening.
Food Rules, 1-3
The first post in what will be a 11-week series on Michael Pollan’s book, Food Rules.
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Denver’s city compost program continues, and how to get started with composting.
Friday Valentine/Super Bowl wrap-up! Including a Wise Bread contest, Valentine’s Day seed bombs and cheap dates, and more.
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Clean your dryer vent and ducting to save energy.