Category Archives: environment

On Tap

I was in DC a few weeks ago and saw this truck.  It made me think about how we in the US have been duped by corporate interests into thinking that tap water is unsafe.  I don’t think people realize how … Continue reading

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The Absence of Negatives

A reporter recently called to ask me about the recent Stanford study which claimed that organic foods are not more nutritious than conventional foods.  I told him that while there have been studies indicating that organic foods are more nutritious … Continue reading

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Natural Foods- Progress, not Perfection

I was recently offered membership to Natural Products Association.  I declined. Natural products are better than the usual junk foods that people eat, but given all of the synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides used in the growing process (and the … Continue reading

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To Bike, Or Not To Bike

A wonderful customer sent me this picture of her bike w/dog trailer parked out front of the Rockville MOM’s.  She was inquiring about whether we’re going to have bike racks at the new Rockville store.  I told her “yes.” I … Continue reading

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Unforgettable

I was out in the woods with my 6 year old daughter yesterday.  She grabbed a plastic bag that she saw lying on the ground and started filling it with other trash.  We always go for the plastic first, before … Continue reading

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Lions vs. Rabbits

Someone once told me, “If you focus on the rabbits, the lions will eat you.”  I.e.- if you want to make big changes, focus on the big picture, rather than worry about minutia. As I walk my dog along the … Continue reading

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The Changing of the Tides

This story headline [“One billion cans of certified- sustainable tuna heading to supermarket shelves“] recently came across my inbox.  Many large conventional retailers have also started to support sustainable seafood. A shout-out goes to Greenpeace, who really spearheaded this effort … Continue reading

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