The new "dirty dozen" list of produce
A new report published by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) might make you re-think that “apple a day” — if it’s conventionally grown using pesticides.
Read the article HERE
I don’t think I will be eating apples anymore O.o…
I was just reading a new list of foods highest in pesticides and was starting to freak out a little, because apples and celery top the list, and obviously, almost everything I eat is going to risk chemical exposure, regardless of the extent or duration. THEN I remembered reading the FDA’s “Food Fit for Human Consumption” guidebook … if you haven’t read it, don’t. Seriously, don’t read it unless you want to be too terrified to eat. But my point is, our bodies are resilient to all this crap. So, I’m not freaking out anymore.
reading today (and to remember for tomorrow)
The best collaborative discussion of cap and trade v carbon tax available
Delegating your environmental conscience: Perhaps the difference between a change in behaviour and a change in attitude. They aren’t mutually exclusive, but if you aren’t engaged yourself, does it change your overall impact? The problem is, however, that these services (more environmentally friendly dry cleaning, carbon offsets for travel) should be provided/offered by the traditional market. This creates a separate market for environmental goods/services that not only sets it clearly apart from the mainstream, but makes it more difficult to later integrate. Clean water and clean air shouldn’t be a niche; they’re issues everyone cares about to some degree and it does a diservice to have them be labeled as a “different” product. We need every travel agency offering to book ecotourism tours or able to arrange offsets - not only those labeled “eco.”
Australia moves ahead with its new carbon tax and at $22.90/tonne of CO2 equivalent it remains just below BC’s $25/tonne requirement. Fitting considering the recent Berkeley study providing the definitive conclusion on climate change.
And an economist piece that is impressively optimistic and pragmatic about why energy efficient should be a given.