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May 22, 2008 @ Whole Story
Green products are a big deal and getting bigger, but how big can they get and still be green? While more companies are starting to talk the talk, very few are actually doing the walk. Greenwashing, the practice of misleading consumers about the environmental benefits of a particular product or service, is a growing problem.
May 21, 2008 @ Whole Story
As we transition from spring to summer, berries make their delicious debut. Listen in on a chat with our produce expert, James Parker, as he tells us how to get the most out of berry season.
May 20, 2008 @ Whole Story
We’re already in the middle of National Grilling Month, but it’s never too late to think about BBQ. Tune in for some advice on a safe and successful grilling season from our griller extraordinaire, Theo Weening.
May 12, 2008 @ Whole Story
The votes are in and the loser is: Factory Farming. In a strongly-worded report released on April 29, experts concluded that factory farming is bad for the environment, human health, the economy and, of course, farm animals.
May 8, 2008 @ Whole Story
Proud papa Jim sent us this “If Kids Ruled the World” video saying, “The kids (and parents) at my son's preschool are so happy that you are eliminating disposable plastic shopping bags that they all got together and made a professional looking video about the subject. The video was shot at the local Whole Foods (in Los Altos, CA) with store permission and it end up winning second place at the local Earth Day film festival.” Hmmm…think any child labor laws are being violated here?
May 7, 2008 @ Whole Story
It’s peak season for artichokes! This unique vegetable is actually the unflowered bud from a large thistle-like plant. Listen in as chef Alana Sugar explains the whys and hows on artichokes.
April 29, 2008 @ Whole Story
One of the first signs of spring in our produce departments is the arrival of fresh peas. Whether you crave snow peas, snap peas or just plain garden peas, now is the time. Listen in as produce expert Jason Duran explains how to select and prepare peas in our podcast.
April 29, 2008 @ Whole Story
Time magazine online has published a list of their favorite websites, including 15 green sites, listed here. Check out the list and let us know which site is your favorite and whether they missed any that you think deserve notice.
April 24, 2008 @ Whole Story
About 3 weeks ago, we referenced a report by Time Magazine concerning the controversy surrounding biofuels. In today’s New York Times, columnist Roger Cohen says the alarm over biofuels is hogwash. Check out his column and let us know what you think about this debate.
April 23, 2008 @ Whole Story
While we like to celebrate Earth Day every day, the official day actually falls on April 22. Throughout April, check out our weekly podcasts focusing on things each of us can do to help the planet. Find out how easy it is to do your part.
April 21, 2008 @ Whole Story
For a reality check on climate change, read Why Bother?, an important article by Michael Pollan that appeared in the New York Times Magazine on April 20th. It goes straight to the heart of the climate change problem, addressing the attitudes that need to change before effective action can be taken and offering one way for individuals to participate in a solution. When you've absorbed Mr.
April 15, 2008 @ Whole Story
Coinciding happily with Earth Day, this coming week is Downshifting Week. Downshifting is about slowing down the pace of your life, changing your attitude about stuff and, of course, being more green.