Thursday, February 28, 2008

Greening the fridge.


Each morning, I receive daily e-mail tips from Grist about environmentally-friendly living. Today's:

"Getting a head start on the spring cleaning, Grist has written an article on how to green your fridge. One of their great tips:

Be unconventional. Keep a list on your fridge of these eight additional troublemakers: conventional versions of milk, peanut butter, baby food, ketchup, corn, cottonseed oil, beef, and soy. Each month, pick one item off the list -- corn and its byproducts (video), for example -- and find a way to feast without it. You'll be reducing your household intake of toxins, pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones. The earth will be happier, too."

Energy efficiency is one major component to the UC Food System policies. It may be overlooked, but refrigeration seems to be vital for keeping food fresh and sanitation issues. Are our dining locations up-to-date with energy efficiency?

Whatever happened to the days of preserving food with salt?

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