McBait and Switch: McDonald’s health pledge contradicted by the fine print, to the Factory Farming vs. Sustainable Farming Infographic, here is today’s harvest from the greenest and healthiest of the web:
McBait and Switch: McDonald’s health pledge contradicted by the fine print
Boy, did I get an education recently, thanks to McDonald’s. Like many health advocates around the nation, I was thrilled to read about McDonald’s and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s (AHG) agreement that would bring healthy changes to Value Meals and children’s Happy Meals.
Why bottled water is unhealthy and environmentally unfriendly
Let’s start with the water itself. Bottled water is not nearly as strictly regulated as tap water. Tap water is regulated by the EPA, which requires municipalities to have their water quality tested annually by certified laboratories, and then provide the results to the public. Bottled water, on the other hand, is regulated by the FDA, which does not have the regulatory power to require bottled water companies to test water using certified labs or to provide the results of any testing to the public.
Green cuisine: why low carbon eating can help save the planet
Most people think about changing light bulbs or switching their cars when they want to help curb climate change. But growing, packaging, transporting, and disposing of food plays a huge role in our carbon footprint - our food system actually creates about one-third of the world’s total greenhouse gases
FDA Issues Ridiculous Guidelines to Confine Free-Range Chickens
The FDAs use of discretion is often laughable. While they are notorious for dragging their feet to protect the thousands killed by dangerous prescription drugs, they are quick to lay down rules for people practicing sustainable agriculture or those who want to get medical treatment outside of Big Pharma’s profit net.
Factory Farming vs. Sustainable Farming Infographic
By now, most people know that a sustainable farm is a more humane options for animals than a traditional factory farm. And if that weren’t enough, there are enormous environmental benefits of sustainable farming as well. Check out the infographic to better understand the environmental gap between factory and sustainable farming practices.
Healthy Recipe Bonus: Macaroni Ham & Shrimp Salad
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