Our coffee habit takes a toll on the environment in terms of deforestation and biodiversity loss in the tropics as well as raising our carbon footprint.
Dear EarthTalk: What can I do to help prevent deforestation in the Amazon even if I don’t live in the region? — Janine Greco, Nutley, NJ The fact that our climate, our air and our water know no national borders means that the forests are our mutual responsibility. We all depend on their services and we […]
Dear EarthTalk: How is it that some food purveyors are contributing to the destruction of tropical rainforests by ditching unhealthy “trans fats?” — Billy S., Salem, OR Most public health advocates applaud efforts by processed food producers, restaurants and fast food chains to get rid of so-called “trans fats”—partially hydrogenated oils added to foods to improve […]