FARMERS, retailers and shoppers whooped with joy this week when the government announced the abolition of one of its most hated taxes: a tariff on saturated fats, imposed just over a year ago.
In Freakonomics-like fashion, researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have concluded that producing a charbroiled hamburger emits the same mass particulate matter as a heavy-duty diesel truck traveling 143 miles.
Check out this fascinating BBC series with ethnobotanist James Wong on growing and using natural remedies. He’s a young guy who’s grown up in the UK, yet has a family history of using Chinese medicine. Inspiring!
Full shows are available through iTunes and various bitTorrent sites.
Here’s an interesting idea for space-conscious urban farmers:
The new Brooklyn Botanical Garden has some intriguing green design and landscaping features, including a green roof.
Click here to download the report from the City of Vernon regarding the feasibility of a public market.