fruits and vegetables

The Environmental Food Crisis: A Crisis of Waste

The Environmental Food Crisis: A Crisis of Waste

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 17, 2009 (ENS) – Over half of the food produced globally is lost, wasted or discarded as a result of inefficiency in the human-managed food chain, finds a new study by the United Nations Environment Programme released today. This staggering amount of waste plus environmental degradation is putting an end to a…

Mysterious Bee Disorder Could Sting at the Supermarket

Mysterious Bee Disorder Could Sting at the Supermarket

WASHINGTON, DC, June 27, 2008 (ENS) – Honeybees are vanishing at alarming rates across the United States and researchers are struggling to pinpoint the exact cause of the decline, experts told a Congressional panel Thursday. U.S. beekeepers have lost a record 36 percent of their colonies this year, about twice the amount lost during a…

Americans' Carbon Footprints Twice as Big as Others

Americans' Carbon Footprints Twice as Big as Others

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, April 29, 2008 (ENS) – Whether you live in a mansion or you are homeless on the street, whether you enjoy eating only raw fruits and vegetables or you must have filet mignon, whether you are a jet-setter or a home-bound retiree – anyone who lives in the United States contributes more than…

Green Carts Will Bring Fresh Produce to New Yorkers

Green Carts Will Bring Fresh Produce to New Yorkers

NEW YORK, New York, December 21, 2007 (ENS) – Apples, oranges, lettuce, green beans – they are part of a healthy diet, but many New Yorkers live in neighborhoods where fresh fruits and vegetables are not available in stores. As a remedy, New York soon may be dotted with food carts that sell only fresh…