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EarthTalk: National Food Policy

Is it time for a National Food Policy to curb obesity and Type-2 Diabetes?

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is the “National Food Policy” that environmentalists and foodies are asking President Obama to enact by Executive Order, and how would it affect American diets? - Justin Brockway, Los Angeles, CA A November 2014 op-ed piece in The Washington Post entitled How a National Food Policy Could Save Millions of American Lives makes the case for President Obama to sign into law an executive order establishing a national food policy for managing the nation’s food system as a whole. Authored by food writers Mark Bittman and Michael Pollan, along with Union of Concerned Scientists’ Ricardo Salvador and United Nations Special Rapporteur on ... Read More »

The Increased Popularity and Necessity of Sustainable Homes

Homeowners are awakening to the need for more sustainable homes

By Bob Gorman The housing market is starting to bounce back with full force, but it’s certainly never going to be the same. Consumers have learned their lesson, and the market will show it. For too many years, home sizes and their accompanying energy demands have just kept growing and growing without regard to the effect on the environment. After the housing crash, consumers had an awakening, and now sustainable homes will be the future of the real estate market. Not too long ago, LEED and Energy Star rated homes were just an occasional oddity. However, sustainable homes are quickly becoming mainstream. Long gone are energy wasting McMansions and unaffordable home loans. From here on out, homeowners will want low ... Read More »

Net Zero Home: An Affordable Green Option for Homeowners

Save money and resources with a net zero home

Net Zero certified homes are making a name for themselves in the Utah real estate market, primarily because of their energy efficient features. Read More »