Will California’s plastic bag ban help the environment?

In the November 2016 election, voters in California approved Proposition 67, banning grocery and other stores from providing single-use plastic bags to consumers. Stores offering recycled paper bags or reusable bags now must charge at least 10 cents per bag. Environmental groups spent millions in support of the ban, and it seems like a clear-cut
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An Edible Education

When was the last time you thought about your lettuce—I mean, really thought about it? Where did you buy it? How was it packaged and transported? Where was it grown? Who harvested it? How many other heads of lettuce just like it weren’t lucky enough to end up in your kitchen, and where did they
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Truth In Science

The world of the unseen, unlearned, and unknown has forever entranced human minds. Imagine the delight of the first creature to wield fire on the end of a stick, suddenly able to illuminate features in the darkness on command. Scientists enjoy a similar feeling when, for a brief moment at the microscope or analyzing fresh
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