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7 Tips for Green Eating

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7 Tips for Green Eating

It’s April–the month that houses Earth Day. Which means that you might be experiencing a rush of media extolling the virtues of reusable shopping bags, the evils of single use water bottles, and the importance of organic food. And seasonal food. And local food. And so on. All important issues, but I’m guessing a lot of you know about these things by now. So may I interest you in some other ideas on how to make an impact with your food choices?

Don’t get me wrong. My closet’s packed with cheerleading outfits for the basic tenets of green eating: local, seasonal, organic. They are, in my opinion, vastly important. So I’ll pay tribute to them, quickly, in tip number one–and then cut to the chase with six other tips that see less of the spotlight.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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8:12AM PDT on Aug 4, 2013

excellent article! thank you. regarding local non-organic ... i've heard (but have not yet verified) that many produce shipments imported just from other states, are sprayed with chemicals (bug killer?) at some state borders, whether organic or not. creepy!

6:37AM PDT on Jun 26, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

12:36AM PDT on May 18, 2010

Thank you for these thoughts, and for the beautiful photo of heirloom vegetables.

5:48PM PDT on Apr 3, 2010

Great Information! you brought up a great point about how organic food isn't always good for the environment! Thanks

9:58PM PDT on May 9, 2009

*eats the dandelion salad*

10:38PM PDT on May 5, 2009

Very informative Article, I live in Australia on the east coast, we have been growing our own Vegetables for years. We have a son with a disability and we try to keep our food as Fresh as possible.

7:58PM PDT on May 5, 2009

Very informative,thank you

4:51PM PDT on May 5, 2009

I live in Michigan its hard for us we only get our local fresh foods Aug, Sep,Oct...i buy fresh farm eggs year round though

1:48PM PDT on May 5, 2009

Very informative. I had no idea you could eat your weeds! thanks for the helpful advice.

5:57PM PDT on May 4, 2009

It's so refreshing to see there are like-minded individuals. I live in a small farming community in Canada where conventional is mainstream and natural or organic is marginalized.

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