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Organic Bouquet Offers Reasonably Priced Sustainable Flowers

Organic Bouquet Offers Reasonably Priced Sustainable Flowers

If you plan on sending flowers at some point in this holiday season, you may want to consider Organic Bouquet. Founded in 2001, the online retailer offers sustainable floral arrangements at prices comparable to the big names in the industry.

November 26, 2007

Agritourism: Vacation on a Farm

Agritourism: Vacation on a Farm

Looking for a new type of vacation? Maybe you should consider agritourism—agricultural tourism—where vacationers go to farms and can participate in a variety of farm activities. A growing part of the tourism industry, agritourism is being touted as a way for local farmers to supplement their income, educate the public, and expand people’s appreciation of how food is made.

November 25, 2007

Geneticists Create Tree That is Directly Convertible to Ethanol

Geneticists Create Tree That is Directly Convertible to Ethanol

Scientists are tinkering with tree DNA to create a new way of burning wood. No, not in a stove. In our cars and other engines driven by combustion. Using genetic engineering techniques, a team from the forest biotechnology group at North Carolina State University is trying to remake the nature of cellulose in wood. Their goal: reduce the lignin in cellulose that prevents the alchemy of turning wood to ethanol.

November 23, 2007

Frito-Lay Arizona Chip Factory to be Exemplar of Green Snack Food

Frito-Lay Arizona Chip Factory to be Exemplar of Green Snack Food

The potato chip and taco chip shelves of our conventional supermarkets are now awash with organic or more naturally whatever chips. The chip wars are as competitive as ever and the battles for our taste buds are getting greener. Now the chip mega-giant Frito Lay is recrafting its Casa Grande, Arizona, factory into a state of the art green chip facility...

November 21, 2007

Operation Greenwash

Operation Greenwash

No one is immune to being mislead by a clever marketing ploy—ethical or otherwise—but in the case of greenwashing there are a few things to look for that greatly reduce your chances of being conned. TerraChoice, an environmental marketing agency, has drafted "The Six Sins of Greenwashing" to help shoppers identify when a product is actually cutting CO2, and when it's just blowing smoke.

November 21, 2007

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