Rebecca Rothbaum at the Atlantic Online writes about a mobile farmers market in Beacon, N.Y. -- a produce bus that drives around to low-income neighborhoods. A similar program in New York City wants to bring 1,000 "green carts" onto the streets. These initiatives sound great, but a similar program in West Oakland had to shut down after four years.
This is a topic that keeps appearing, but it bears repeating: "Chinese restaurant syndrome"/MSG allergy is not real, people. Trust science. Science knows all.
On Grist, Umbra Fisk looks into the biodegradable corn plastic that we've decided will save our landfills, and discovers that most of it is made by Cargill using GMO corn. Would I look like the biggest eco-dork ever if I packed a tiny cloth envelope with a full set of silverware and chopsticks into my shoulder bag? More importantly, could I make a million dollars selling these envelopes to other eco-dorks?