The True Cost of Food

“Instead of asking why local food is so expensive, why aren’t we asking why conventional food is so cheap?” This question and its possible answers are complicated. The question brings up issues of fair labor practices, environmental degradation, food justice, animal welfare, racial inequities, supply chain transparency, human health...the list...

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Are you eating plastic for dinner?

The human health implications of living in a plastic-plagued world As research on plastic pollution increases, we are discovering that microplastics and their negative impacts on ocean ecosystems are just the tip of the iceberg. There is already substantial research that confirms the existence of plastics in the depths of...

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A deep dive into plastics

Why it was the “miracle material” and why that makes it so harmful History  Plastic is everywhere. Not only is it wrapped around most foods and products we buy, it’s also found in most of our clothing in the form of polyester fibre. Although this material has become integrated into...

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