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Farmer Jane

I've been out of academia for a years, so I don't give much thought issues such as, for example, gender roles.  Maybe this is because my 150-plus page master's thesis from years back looked at issues in every which way, ...

Better than Bean-o?

I won’t go through the statistics detailing how much energy and water that livestock producers need to produce a pound of beef; you can look that up easily online.   What I will tell you that if you think there’s no interest ...

Think outside the box!

Okay, having worked and lived in Silicon Valley, I really hate that term. I know what it means, but it ranks up with cliché’s such as “Don’t go there,” “Do you have the bandwidth,” “I’m so over it,” etc. So I ...

Green Botox? What?

Funny of the week:  I went to a “Green” event last night, and was surprised at how good it was.  People were friendly, there were folks from all walks of life, and people were normal.  Even the vegans were nice.  ...

Spam: not sustainable?

As I had thought, Spam indeed is bad for the environment.  Not the Hormel product.  Well, maybe if you don’t recycle the can.  I suppose Spam is using the parts of the hog so it would have been wasted anyway. ...

GayWashing

So yesterday we went to LA Pride in West Hollywood . . . walked around, and naturally my eyes gravitated to a bunch of tents that were pitching “green products.”   I was dubious.  I avoid Earth Day events like Styrofoam—I made ...

BioDegrading

I love Absolutely Fabulous, a British sitcom that has had a larger effect on current American TV than we realize.  In one episode, Edina praises her latest client, disposable sunglasses called “PopSpecs.” Her daughter, Saffie, attacks the product for littering the planet, ...

not your everyday e. coli

I’ve always believed the debate over green technology and alternative fuels should focus on the technology and fuel used on the back-end, not on “exotic” or “sexy” products such as hybrid cars.  So much of the basic manufacturing and processing ...
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